IIFA 2016 ends in Spain on a high note

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IIFA 2016 ends in Spain on a high note

The 2016 IIFA Awards, officially known as the 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best Hindi films of 2015, ended this weekend in Madrid, Spain on a very high note as celebrities enthralled the audience with power packed performances, cheerful anecdotes and stunning red carpet best.

The four day award night extravaganza in Spain held between 23 to 26 June, saw a host of vibrant activities including a special yoga class, open to the public at the IIFA on Saturday by actress Shilpa Shetty;  musical spectacle IIFA Rocks hosted by Fawad Khan, Karan Johar and Manish Paul on the day 2 of IIFA 2016; fashion designer Vikram Phadnis showcasing his latest collection; and much more. Sonakshi Sinha’s ode to her favourite actor Sridevi added more cheer the veteran actress won the Life Time Achievement Award at the IIFA 2016. Even outside the venue, the IIFA Saturday night fever was vibrant in Madrid, Spain. The Madrid city hall was illuminated with the colours of the Indian flag over the weekend in honour of the awards.

Among the newcomers and debut IIFA entrants were Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi, Tiger Shroff, and Bhumi Pednekar. The noted Bollywood celebs who engrossed the IIFA audience were Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha, Neha Duphia, Gulshan Grover, Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Manish Paul, Neil Nitin Mukesh were the sought after stars by the audience and media alike.

When it comes to awards, the Indian historical epic movie ‘Bajirao Mastani’ swept the IIFA 2016, by taking home awards for best director, best supporting actress and best male actor for leading man Ranveer Singh. While, Deepika Padukone grabbed the best female actor female for her role in Piku. Piku also won best story award. Priyanka Chopra walked away with the ‘Woman of the year Award’.

Other the IIFA Award winners here:

Jodi of The Year: Athiya Shetty, Sooraj Pancholi

Best Lyrics: Varun Grover for Moh Moh Se Dhaage from Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Best Male Debut: Vicky Kaushal for Masaan

Best Female Debut: Bhumi Pednekar for Dum Laga ke Haisha

Best Male Singer: Papon

Best Female Singer: Monali Thakur

Best Performance In A Negative Role: Darshan Kumar for NH10

Best Supporting Actor (Male): Anil Kapoor for Dil Dhadkne Do

Best Supporting actor (female): Priyanka and Tanvi Azmi for Bajirao Mastani

Best Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali for Bajirao Mastani

Best Actor Male: Ranvir Singh for for Bajirao Mastani

Best actor female: Deepika Padukone for Piku

Best Cinematography: Sudeep Chatterjee, ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Best Screenplay: Kabir Khan, Parveez Shaikh and V. Vijayendra Prasad, ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’

Best Dialogue: Juhi Chaturvedi, ‘Piku’

Best Editing: A Sreekar Prasad, ‘Talvar’

Best Production Design: Saloni Dhatrak, Sriram Iyengar and Sujeet Sawant, ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Best Choreography: Remo D’souza, Bajirao Mastani’s Pinga

Best Action: Sham Kaushal, ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Best Sound Design: Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Nihar Ranjal Samal, ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Best Song Engineer: Tanay Gajjar, Bajirao Mastani’s Deewani Mastani

Best Sound Mixing: Ajay Kumar PB, ‘Badlapur’

Best Background Score: Sanchit Balhara, ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Best Special Effects (Visuals): Prasad Sutara (NY VFXWalla), ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Best Costume Designing: Anju Modi & Maxima Basu, ‘Bajirao Mastani’

Best Make Up: Vikram Gaikwad for Kangana Ranaut as Datto in ‘Tanu Weds Manu Returns’

Following the loss to Chile, the Argentina legend Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international football. Messi, who missed a penalty in the shootout of the final, has never won a major tournament with Argentina. “For me the national team is over. I’ve done all I can, it hurts not to be a champion,” Messi said.