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Shahrukh, Aamir lead IIFA nominations

By Agencies
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 10:20 IST

Shahrukh Khan Two of Bollywood's biggest names, Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan are leading this year's International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards nominations.

The 10th IIFA festival, which begins from May 11 to 13, will be held in Macau, in China.

"2009 celebrates a decade of IIFA magic and promises to be yet another enthralling experience to be held at the Venetian Macao," said Amitabh Bachchan, the IIFA brand ambassador while announcing the nominees in Mumbai.




Shahrukh Khan has been nominated for his portrayal of the simpleton Surinder Sahni in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi while Aamir got the nod for his acting in the gory revenge drama Ghajini .

Other nominees in the category are Naseeruddin Shah for A Wednesday , Abhishek Bachchan for Dostana , and Hrithik Roshan for Jodhaa Akbar .

Interestingly, Abhishek Bachchan has three nominations this year. Best Actor and Best Comic Actor for 'Dostana', along with Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Sarkar Raj .

While 'Ghajini' and 'Jodhaa Akbar' have gathered the most nominations with a nod in all the prominent categories including, Best Picture, Direction, Best Actor (Male), Best Actor (Female) and Best Music, other films which have got multiple nominations are 'A Wednesday', Rock On , Fashion and Race .

IIFA was launched in 2000 to promote Indian cinema globally and has traveled nine countries in three continents. Apart from the award function, fashion extravaganza and business forum would be the other highlights of the upcoming weekend, the organisers said.



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