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'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara' leads IIFA nominations
By Indo-Asian News Service
Fri, May 04, 2012 18:38:49 GMT
Zoya Akhtar's road movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is leading the nomination pack of the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards with 14 nods, while Vidya Balan's The Dirty Picture follows closely behind with 13.
"Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" has bagged nominations including best picture, best direction for Zoya Akhtar, best actor in a leading role for Hrithik Roshan. Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar have been nominated in best performance in a supporting role, male, while Kalki Koechlin has been nominated in best actress in supporting role, female.
Musical trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have been nominated for music direction, while Javed Akhtar for best lyrics for "Khaabon ke Parindey". The film has also been nominated in the best story category. Other nominations include technical categories.
Milan Luthria's "The Dirty Picture" has bagged 13 nominations including best actress for Vidya Balan for playing southern sex symbol Silk Smitha.
Other nominations include best picture, best direction, best performance in supporting role male for Emraan Hashmi and Naseeruddin Shah. Naseer has also been nominated in the best actor in a negative role category.
"The Dirty Picture" has also bagged nomination for best story, best lyrics and best playback singer male for Kamaal Khan for "Ishq Sufiyana".
The nominations of best performance in a leading role female include Priyanka Chopra for "7 Khoon Maaf", Kareena Kapoor for "Bodyguard", Mahi Gill for "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster" and Kangana Ranaut for "Tanu Weds Manu".
"We at IIFA take pride in announcing the nominees for IIFA Awards 2012 which celebrate the best work done by the Indian Film Industry over the last year," Sabbas Joseph, director, Wizcraft International Entertainment said in a statement.
"We are thoroughly pleased with the nominees a result of the film industry's secret ballot; and we hope the audience will make a worthy choice in deciding the winners of this year's IIFA accolades," he added.