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"Queen" takes the throne as IIFA Awards' Best Picture


Date Posted: 08 June 2015


This year's IIFA Awards was hosted by Ranveer Singh (left) and Arjun Kapoor.

8 Jun – The 2015 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards held its grand finale at Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil yesterday.

Hosted by actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor, the awards show was full of glitz and glamour as some of the biggest names in Bollywood gathered at the grand event. Some were present not only to receive awards but also to deliver spectacular performances.

Comedy drama "Queen" bagged the Best Picture award, but is tied for the most number of awards won with crime drama "Haider" as the latter also managed to win three accolades.

The lead actors for the films, Kangana Ranaut for "Queen" and Shahid Kapoor for "Haider", won Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively.


Ranveer Singh reciting a poem for Deepika Padukone.

Meanwhile, "Piku" actress Deepika Padukone was awarded with IIFA Woman of the Year. "This one is for the millions of women who inspire me every day," said the actress as quoted in the official IIFA press release.

The award for Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema was presented to filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who received it and said, "So many emotions I am going through, so many memories. That is why you fall, then rise, then rise again. Thank you, IIFA."

The full winners list of 2015 IIFA Awards is as follows:

Best debut-female: Kirti Sanon ("Hero Panti")
Best debut direction: Umang Kumar ("Mary Kom")
Best debut direction: Sajid Nadiadwsla ("Kick")
Best music direction: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy ("2States")

Best playback singer- male: Ankit Tiwari for "Galliyaan" ("Ek Villian")
Best playback singer- female: Kanika Kapoor for "Baby Doll" ("Ragini MMS2")

Best performance in a comic role: Varun Dhavan ("Main Tera Hero")
Best debut- male: Tiger Shroff ("Heropanti")
Best performance in a negative role: Kay Kay Menon ("Haider")
Best performance in a supporting role-male: Riteish Deshmukh ("Ek Villian")
Best performance in a supporting role- female: Tabu ("Haider")
Best regional film: "Lai Bhaari"
Best story: Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar & Parvez Shaikh ("Queen")

Best direction: Rajkumar Hirani ("PK")
Best performance in a leading role-male: Shahid Kapoor ("Haider")
Best performance in a leading role- female: Kangana Ranaut ("Queen")

Best picture: "Queen"

Writer: Florey DM




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