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"2 States" and "Haider" lead IIFA nominations


Date Posted: 15 April 2015


"2 States" (left) and "Haider" (right) are the top nominees for the IIFA 2015.

15 Apr – The full nomination list for the 16th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA 2015) is out, with romantic comedy "2 States" and "Haider", leading the pack with nine and eight nominations respectively.

Meanwhile, the satirical science fiction comedy, "PK" and the comedy drama, "Queen" earned six and five nominations respectively.

The Best Leading Male Role will see competition from; Shahid Kapoor ("Haider"), Aamir Khan ("PK"), Arjun Kapoor ("2 States"), Hrithik Roshan ("Bang Bang"), Randeep Hooda ("Highway") and Shah Rukh Khan ("Happy New Year").

As for the Best Leading Female Role, the actresses who would be vying for the title are; Kangana Ranaut ("Queen"), Alia Bhatt ("2 States"), Priyanka Chopra ("Mary Kom"), Deepika Padukone ("Happy New Year"), Rani Mukherji ("Mardaani") and Anushka Sharma ("PK").

After 13 long years, IIFA 2015 has return to Malaysia and is set to take place at the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 5 to 7June 2015.

More than 100 renowned Bollywood actresses and actors will attend this year grand awards ceremony including Anil Kapoor and Bipasha Basu who were in town recently for the launch event to announce the grand awards night.
In a statement quoted by DNA, Director of organisers Wizcraft International Entertainment Andre Timmins said;

"It is amazing how Indian cinema is growing strength by strength every year. It has been a spectacular year for Indian Cinema across genres of films and a multitude of talent on and off screen. Some of the biggest films are contending for awards this year and the nominations reflect the talent and achievements of our Indian Film Industry."

Below is the full list of nominations for IIFA 2015:-

Best Picture

• Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Vikramaditya Motwane & Anurag Kashyap – "Queen"
• Sajid Nadiadwala & Karan Johar – "2 States"
• Vinod Chopra Films & Rajkumar Hirani Films – "PK"
• Utv Motion Pictures & Vishal Bhardwaj Pictures – "Haider"
• Sajid Nadiadwala & Imtiaz Ali – "Highway"
• Viacom 18 Motion Pictures & Sanjay Leela Bhansali – "Mary Kom"

Best Director

• Vikas Bahl – "Queen"
• Vishal Bhardwaj – "Haider"
• Rajkumar Hirani – "PK"
• Abhishek Varman – "2 States"
• Imtiaz Ali – "Highway"

Leading Role Male

• Shahid Kapoor – "Haider"
• Aamir Khan – "PK"
• Arjun Kapoor – "2 States"
• Hrithik Roshan – "Bang Bang"
• Randeep Hooda – "Highway"
• Shah Rukh Khan – "Happy New Year"

Leading Role Female

• Kangana Ranaut – "Queen"
• Alia Bhatt – "2 States"
• Priyanka Chopra – "Mary Kom"
• Deepika Padukone – "Happy New Year"
• Rani Mukherji – "Mardaani"
• Anushka Sharma – "PK"

Supporting Role Male

• Ronit Roy – "2 States"
• Ritesh Deshmukh – "Ek Villain"
• Kay Kay Menon – "Haider"
• Randeep Hooda – "Kick"
• Inaamulhaq – "Filmistaan"
• Naseeruddin Shah – "Finding Fanny"

Supporting Role Female

• Tabu – "Haider"
• Amrita Singh – "2 States"
• Lisa Haydon – "Queen"
• Juhi Chawla – "Gulaab Gang"
• Huma Qureshi – "Dedh Ishqiya"

Comic Role

• Sharib Hashmi – "Filmistaan"
• Sanjay Dutt – "PK"
• Varun Dhawan – "Main Tera Hero"
• Govinda – "Happy Ending"

Negative Role

• Ritesh Deshmukh – "Ek Villain"
• Nawazuddin Siddiqui – "Kick"
• Kay Kay Menon – "Haider"

Music Direction

• Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy – "2 States"
• Mithoon-Banjara, Zaroorat & Hamdard, Ankit Tiwari- Galliyan, Adnan Dhool (Soch) – Awari, Rabbi Ahmed-Awari – "Ek Villain"
• Vishal Bhardwaj- for the full album – "Haider"
• Mithoon, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Pritam, Arko Pravo Mukherjee – "Yaariyan"

Best Story

• Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar, Parveez Shaikh – "Queen"
• Chetan Bhagat-Based On A Best Selling Novel "2 States: The Story Of My Marriage" – "2 States"
• Abhijat Joshi & Rajkumar Hirani – "PK"

Lyrics

• Manoj Muntashir - Galliyan – "Ek Villain"
• Rashmi Singh - Muskurane – "Citylights"
• Amitabh Bhattacharya - Mast Magan – "2 States"

Playback Singer Male

• Ankit Tiwari - Galliyan – "Ek Villain"
• Arijit Singh - Muskurane – "Citylights"
• Mika Singh - Jumme Ki Raat – "Kick"
• Sukhwinder Singh - Bismil – "Haider"

Playback Singer Female

• Kanika Kapoor - Baby Doll – "Ragini Mms2"
• Sultana & Jyoti Nooran - Patakha Guddi – "Highway"
• Shreya Ghoshal - Samjhawan – "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania"

(Photo source: ndtv.com)

Writer: Erny Suzira




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