Mumbai: Bollywood’s hit thriller Raazi won the top prizes at the 20th edition of International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2019 including Best Actress for Alia Bhatt and Best Picture, while actor Ranveer Singh took home the Best Actor award for his evil emperor role in Padmaavat.
The actors were honoured at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai that went past midnight on Wednesday at Dome in Mumbai.
“As my wife [Deepika Padukone] watches me with pride in the front row, it feels great to receive this award,” said Singh in his acceptance speech.
Bhatt, who played the role of an Indian spy who marries a Pakistani man as an assignment, thanked all her fans for their unstinting support.
“The fact that you are all sitting here past 2am and watching us being honoured means you all love cinema and that’s why we continue to do what we are doing,” said Bhatt.
Director Sriram Raghavan’s thriller Andhadhun, which was heavily nominated at this year’s IIFA, took home the best director prize.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Best Direction: Sriram Raghavan (Andhadhun)
Best Actor: Ranveer Singh (Padmaavat)
Best Actress: Alia Bhatt (Raazi)
Best Picture: Raazi
Best Playback Singer (male): Arijit Singh
Best Playback Singer (female): Harshdeep Kaur
Best Lyrics: Amit Bhattachrya for Dhadak
Best Music Composition: Yo Yo Honey Singh, Zack Knight and team for Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety.
Best Story: Andhadhun (Sriram Raghavan, Arijit Biswas, Pooja Ladha Surti, Yogesh Chandekar)
Best Debutante (Male): Ishaan Khatter
Best Debutante (Female): Sara Ali Khan
Best supporting actor (male): Vicky Kaushal (Sanju)
Best Supporting actor (female): Aditi Rao Hydari (Padmaavat)
Full coverage: IIFA 2019
Other random categories:
Best Music in the last twenty years for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil for Pritam
Best Director in the last twenty years: Raju Hirani for 3 Idiots
Best Film for the last twenty years: Kahol Na Hai Pyaar Hai for Rakesh Roshan
Best Actor in the last twenty years: Ranbir Kapoor Best Actress in the last twenty years: Deepika Padukone
Best Actress in the last twenty years: Deepika Padukone
Image Credits: Jagran Josh
With Input from Agencies