IIFA awards 2013 celebrates the best of Indian music and fashion

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After a triumphant show at The Venetian Macao in 2009, Wizcraft International Entertainment returned to the Cotai Strip to host the much awaited 14th Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend & the Tata Motors IIFA Awards powered by Lava Mobiles. The second night of the Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend saw Grey Goose Presents IIFA Rocks, a night of music, dance and fashion themed to ‘The Magic of the Movies’.

The star-studded evening was a brilliant blend of musical performances by Pritam, Benny Dayal and Raghav Sachar among others followed by the Grey Goose fashion show. The grand finale was the announcement of the Technical Award winners of the Videocon IIFA Awards 2013.

The Grey Goose Presents IIFA Rocks extravaganza showcased Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonu Sood, Sophie Chaudhary, Arjun Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Hussain Kuwajerwala and Gauhar Khan play out different aspects that go into the making of a film, thrilling the audience at The Venetian Theatre.

Known for their sublime creations and a longstanding association with Bollywood, Shantanu & Nikhil, with GREY GOOSE vodka, present their fine craftsmanship, dramatic color and bold designs in an exquisite collection, titled –‘The Celluloid Noir’. Inspired by the iconic characters from the past decades, this collection is quintessentially a cinematic journey through the lens of fashion. Neil Nitin Mukesh will walk for the designer-duo.

Designers, Shantanu & Nikhil add, “We are extremely excited to collaborate with Grey Goose at the forthcoming IIFA ROCKS in Macau. Grey Goose is a classy, great tasting and sophisticated product in sync with our deign aesthetics. The Collection will be high on sharp construction details, understated edginess and signature neo-classic silhouettes.”

Commenting on the extravagant occasion of the Grey Goose IIFA Rocks night, Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment, said “IIFA aims to celebrate the very best of Indian Cinema, including the integral aspects of fashion and music that have always played a very important role in our films. At IIFA we aspire to ensure that recognition is awarded to those who deserve it, especially the technical talent that strives behind the scenes to make Indian Cinema the success that it is.”

Hosts for the night Boman Irani and Vir Das looked dapper while promoting their upcoming film, Santa Banta. Their brilliant camaraderie and comic timing was manifested in the easy, effortless delivery of well-executed jokes. They brought the evening alive as they interacted with some of Bollywood’s biggest stars on stage.

Of the 14 Awards, Anurag Basu’s Barfi! garnered the highest number of awards in the technical category, a grand total of 9, bagging the award for Best Cinematography (Ravi Varman I.S.C.), Best Screenplay (Anurag Basu &Tani Basu), Best Production Design (Rajat Poddar), Best Sound Design (Shajith Koyeri), Best Song Recording (Eric Pillai -Future Sound Of Bombay) for Ala Barfi, Best Sound Mixing (Debajit Changmai), Best Background Score (Pritam), Best Costume Designing (Aki Narula and Shefalina) and Best Make-Up (Uday Serali).
Following that Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur won two awards – one for Best Action (Shyam Kaushal) and the other for Best Dialogue (Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh, Sachin Ladia & Anurag Kashyap) is shared with Juhi Chaturvedi for Vicky Donor.

The award for Best Editing went to the Vidya Balan starrer, Kahaani (Namrata Rao) and Best Choreography was won by Ganesh Acharya for the film, Agneepath for the song, Chikni Chameli. Salman Khan starrer, Ek Tha Tiger bagged the award for Best Special Effects (Pankaj Khanopur, Sherry Bharda & Vishal Anand – Tata Elxsi)

Cinematography: Ravi Varman I.S.C for Barfi!
Screenplay: Anurag Basu & Tani Basu for Barfi!
Dialogue: Zeishan Quadri, Akhilesh, Sachin Ladia & Anurag Kashyap for Gangs of Wasseypur 1
Juhi Chaturvedi for Vicky Donor
Editing: Namrata Rao for Kahaani
Production Design: Rajat Poddar for Barfi!
Choreography: Ganesh Acharya – Chikni Chameli (Agneepath)
Action: Sham Kaushal for Gangs of Wasseypur – 1
Sound Design: Shajith Koyeri for Barfi!
Song Recording: Eric Pillai (Future Sound Of Bombay) – Ala Barfi (Barfi!)
Sound Mixing: Debajit Changmai (Future Works Sound City) for Barfi!
Background Score: Pritam for Barfi!
Special Effects (Visuals): Pankaj Khanopur, Sherry Bharda & Vishal Anand – Tata Elxsi for Ek Tha Tiger
Costume Designing: Aki Narula & Shefalina for Barfi!
Make-Up: Uday Serali for Barfi!

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