Zoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is truly one of its kind. The film has bagged 14 nominations at the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards and is currently leading. Vidya Balan’s ‘The Dirty Picture’ follows closely, bagging 13 nominations. .
“Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” has been nominated for the best picture, Zoya Akhtar for best direction, Hrithik Roshan for best actor in a leading role, Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar for best performance in a supporting role, male, and Kalki Koechlin has been nominated in best actress in supporting role, female.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy 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.
“The Dirty Picture” grabs 13 nominations which includes best actress, 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, best story, best lyrics and best playback singer male for Kamaal Khan for “Ishq Sufiyana”.
Actors competing for the leading role male category include, Hrithik Roshan for ZNMD, Amitabh Bachchan for “Aarakshan”, Salman Khan for “Bodyguard”, Shahrukh Khan for “Don 2″, Ranbir Kapoor for “Rockstar” and Ajay Devgn for “Singham”.
Actress nominated for the 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”.
Actors in the supporting role female are Parineeti Chopra for “Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl”, Swara Bhaskar for “Tanu Weds Manu”, Sonali Kulkarni for “Singham” and Divya Dutta for “Stanley Ka Dabba”.
Best performance in a negative role, and the nominations are, Irrfan Khan for “7 Khoon Maaf”, Boman Irani for “Don 2″, Vidyut Jamwal for “Force” and Prakash Raj for “Singham”.
Sabbas Joseph, director, Wizcraft International Entertainment said in a statement, “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.”
“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.