The 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards also known as 2016 IIFA Awards took place from 23 June 2016 to 26 June 2016 in Madrid, Spain. This four-day extravaganza included MULA Fest/ IIFA Rocks, an exhibition of urban trends, IIFA Stomp, and the main IIFA Awards. For the awards ceremony, the nominations were announced previously on 26 May 2016. It was held to honour the films that released in 2015. It was presented by International Indian Film Academy. Colors TV broadcasted it later. The main awards ceremony took place on 26 June at Irema congress centre in Madrid.
The ceremony had green carpet segment before it. Two talented Bollywood actors, Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor hosted the show, and they came on donkeys which was surely hilarious. They totally rocked it. They spoke about many topics like Award Wapsi, Ghar Wapsi, and even on CBFC’s behavior towards a few films. Shahid even imitated the famous urination scene from the film Udta Punjab in a hilarious way. The other highlights of the show included the charming Priyanka Chopra’ s performance, who not only danced on her popular numbers but also sung live on stage.
Deepika Padukone, whose father is a famous badminton player and herself was joined to sports, took the medium of the stage to talk about the importance of sports in everyone’s life. She even shared some secrets related to her life, like when she was in depression and how her sports background helped her overcame it. She did all this to launch Nike’s new Unstoppable ad which was featuring her. Sonakshi Sinha rocked the stage & gave tribute to Sridevi, and Tiger Shoff was amazing with his superb dance moves. His performance was a tribute to his two idols, Hrithik Roshan and Michael Jackson. Hrithik Roshan, one of the best dancers in the film industry, amazed the audience with his spectacular performance.
The most spellbound performance was of none other than Deepika Padukone especially when she did Ranveer’s famous dance step of Malhari. Her performance was also introduced in a funny way where Shahid became Amitabh Bachchan of Piku, and Farhan became Ranveer Singh of Bajirao Mastani. The most rocking moment of the night was superstar Salman Khan’s performance who danced on his songs of earlier and now too. He even made Deepika, Ranveer, and others to come on the stage to dance with him at the end. Bajirao Mastani became the show stealer of the night with most nominations and most awards. It got 13 awards out of 16 for which it was nominated.
Starting with the Best Director, it went to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani. Bajrangi Bhaijaan became the Best Film. The perfect couple Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone bagged the Best Actor and Best Actress award for Bajirao Mastani and Piku, respectively. Ranveer Kapoor thanked her and even praised her. Anil Kapoor received Best Actor in a Supporting Role award for Dil Dhadakne Do, while Best Actress in a Supporting Role award went to Priyanka Chopra for Bajirao Mastani. Vicky Kaushal won the Best Male Debut award for Masaan, and Bhumi Pednekar won the Best Female Debut for Dum Laga Ke Haisha. Juhi Chaturvedi got the Best Story and Best Dialogue awards for Piku. Deepak Dobriyal bagged the Best Performance in a Comic Role award for his funny role in Tanu Weds Manu Returns, while Best Performance in a Negative role went to Darshan Kumar for NH10. Athiya Shetty and Sooraj Pancholi became the Best Debut Couple for which they were all thanks to Salman Khan.
Priyanka Chopra was honored by giving her a special award known as IIFA Award for Women of the Year. Now, coming to musical awards, Varun Grover got the Best Lyrics award for song Moh Moh Ke Dhage from the movie Dum Laga Ke Haisha, and the singers of the song, Papon, and Monali Thakur received the Best Playback Singer awards. Best Music Direction award went to Ankit Tiwari, Meet Bros Anjaan, and Amaal Mallik for Roy. Nihar Ranjal Samal and Bishwadeep Chatterjee won the Best Sound Design award for Bajirao Mastani, and Sanchit Balhara won the Best Background Score award for the same.
Sham Kaushal got the Best Action award for Bajirao Mastani, and Prasad Sutar won the Best Special Effects award for the same. Bajirao Mastani also got Best Choreography (Remo D’Souza), Best Cinematography ( Sudeep Chatterjee), Best Costume Design ( Maxima Basu and Anju Modi), Best Production Design ( Sujeet Sawant, Sriram Iyengar, and Saloni Dhatrak), Best Sound Mixing (Ajay Kumar P.B.), and Best Sound Recording ( Tanay Gajjar for the song Deewani Mastani) awards. Vikram Gaikwad won the Best Makeup award for Tanu Weds Manu Returns, and A. Sreekar Prasad got the Best Editing award for Talvar. Parveez Shaikh and Kabir Khan bagged the Best Screenplay award for Bajrangi Bhaijaan.
International Indian Film Academy Awards 2016 is the most anticipated award show of the year in India. It is more commonly called as IIFA awards by the people. The 17th IIFA awards ceremony was held in Madrid, Spain.
The event officially took place on 25 June; 2016.The 2016 IIFA saw many stars gracing the occasion starting from Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani, Frieda Pinto, Deepika Padukon etc.It also saw many newcomers like Athiya Shetty, Bhumi Pednekar, Suraj Pancholi etc. The star studded event was hosted by the famous pair Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor. Pappu and Raju as they fondly call themselves, made sure that the audience was entertained with their silly and goofy antics and jokes. The nominations were announced on 26 may 2016 and the winners were declared on the main IIFA award ceremony on June 25 2016.
The awards were for Best film won by Bajrangi Bhaijan, Best actor in a leading role won by Ranveer Singh who portrayed the role of Peshwa Bajirao in Bajirao Mastani, the best actress in a leading role was won by Deepika Padukon for Piku, Best director won by Sanjay Leela Bansali for Bajirao Mastani, the best actor in a supporting role was won by Anil Kapoor for portraying his role flawlessly in Dil Dhadakne Do, Best actress in a supporting role was won by Priyanka Chopra for her role of Kashibai in Bajirao Mastani, Best male debut won Vicky Kaushal for Masaan, Best female debut won by Bhumi Pednekar for Dum Laga Ke Haisha. There were many more awards to honor the deserving candidates. To make the night more special famous stars like Tiger Shroff and Sonakshi Sinha paid tributes to their idols, Hrithik Roshan and Michael Jackson and Sridevi respectively.
Apart from them there were many other stars that performed on their popular songs for their fans and lovers. Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar were fabulous hosts who did not leave any stone unturned to make their audience burst into peals of laughter. With their amazing comic timing ad the comfortable rapport with each other, they delivered their best on stage and were loved by all for their adorable antics. The mock face off done by them was the highlight of their anchoring. It also saw the performance of the very charming and popular Priyanka Chopra who sang her popular songs and performed on stage. Hrithik Roshan danced on stage and made the audience and his fans go crazy with his dancing skills. In totality this was an amazing award show as always and rose way above our expectations like always. This is an award show which has always excited the Indian people who wait eagerly for the day it will air.
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