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2012 IIFA Awards: Bollywood Comes to Singapore


Siliconeer presents some glimpses from Bollywood’s extravagant 13th. IIFA awards, held this year in Singapore.


Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): 
Bipasha Basu performs at IIFA Awards night in Singapore. [PHOTO: IIFA | Wizcraft]

The 13th. IIFA Awards was held in Singapore, at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Jun. 9, to a packed capacity of about 7,000 people.

Actors Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akthar played host to the three-day IIFA Weekend. The duo kept the audience entertained throughout with their jokes and on-stage camaraderie.

This year saw Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara bag the top awards including ‘Best Picture,’ ‘Best Story,’ ‘Best Director’ for Zoya Akthar and ‘Best Actor In Supporting Role’ for Farhan Akhtar. Vidya Balan won the award for ‘Best Actress’ for The Dirty Picture while Ranbir Kapoor won the ‘Best Actor’ for his role in Rockstar.

Emotions were high when Ramesh Sippy took to the stage for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema’ lauded by a trio of greats including, Dr. Kamal Hassan, Javed Akthar and Rishi Kapoor, all three of whom have worked closely with the director.

The ‘Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’ honor was given to the eternal diva, Rekha post a tribute performance to her famous songs by Priyanka Chopra. Rekha received the award from Shatrughan Sinha and his daughter, Sonakshi Sinha.

Congress Party general secretary Rahul Gandhi
(Above): 
Shahid Kapoor performs at IIFA Awards night in Singapore. [PHOTO: IIFA | Wizcraft]

Debutants, Vidyut Jamwal and Parineeti Chopra won the most promising new faces in Indian Cinema.

The IIFA Awards, organized by Wizcraft International Entertainment, had a dazzling performance lineup. Highlights included Shahid Kapoor, Prabhu Deva, Sonakshi Sinha and Bipasha Basu, and father-son duo, Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor in performance.

Celebrating a 100 glorious years of Indian Cinema and felicitating the best of 2011, the IIFA Awards 2012, celebrated the best of Indian film fraternity.


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