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Hrithik Roshan and Alia Bhatt bag best actors at IIFA 2023

Update : 29 May 2023, 14:45

IIFA 2023 was a star-studded affair with many renowned celebrities attending the prestigious award ceremony. The 23rd International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards began with a green carpet ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The two-day extravaganza event concluded on Saturday night at the Etihad Arena, part of Yas Bay Waterfront on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Hrithik Roshan won the best actor (male) award in the leading role for the film Vikram Vedha. Alia Bhatt bagged the best actor (female) award in the leading role for the film Gangubai Kathiawadi at IIFA Awards 2023.

Producer Jayantilal Gada received the award on her behalf as she could not attend the award ceremony as her maternal grandfather, Narendra Razdan, is reportedly not well.

In his speech, Hrithik Roshan said, ‘he gave his shot of Vedha in Abu Dhabi, and it ended here with an award. It feels like life has come to a full circle for me.’ Gangubai Kathiawadi has won several awards, including dialogue, screenplay, and cinematography.

South superstar Veteran actor Kamal Haasan received a standing ovation at IIFA 2023 as he was honoured with the award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema.

Notably, Hindi films Brahmastra: Part One - Shiva and the biopic Gangubai Kathiawadi won big at the ceremony. Alia and Ranbir Kapoor starrer fantasy drama bagged several awards, including Best Playback Singer for Shreya Ghoshal (female) and Arijit Singh (male), as well as Best Supporting Actor (female) for Mouni Roy. Alia starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi won awards in the technical categories for cinematography, screenplay, and dialogue. R Madhavan won the Best Director award for his film ‘Rocketry.

Here is the comprehensive list of IIFA 2023 awards recipients:

Best Film: Drishyam 2

Best Director: R Madhavan for Rocketry: The Nambi Effect

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male): Hrithik Roshan for Vikram Vedha

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female): Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male): Anil Kapoor for Jugg Jugg Jeeyo

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female): Mouni Roy for Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

Outstanding Achievement for Fashion in Cinema: Manish Malhotra

Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema: Kamal Haasan

Best Adapted Story: Aamil Keeyan Khan and Abhishek Pathak for Drishyam 2

Best Original Story: Perveez Sheikh and Jasmeet Reen for Darlings

Outstanding Achievement in Regional Cinema: Marathi film Ved directed by Riteish Deshmukh

Best Debut (Male): Shantanu Maheshwari for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Babil Khan for Qala

Best Debut (Female): Khushali Kumar for Dhoka Around the Corner

Best Playback Singer (Female): Shreya Ghoshal for the song Rasiya from Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

Best Playback Singer (Male): Arijit Singh for the song Kesariya from Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

Best Music Direction: Pritam for Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

Best Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Kesarya from Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva

Best Cinematography: Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Screenplay: Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Dialogue: Gangubai Kathiawadi

Best Choreography for the title track: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

Best Sound Design: Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

Best Editing: Drishyam 2

Best Special Effects (Visual): Brahmastra: Part one – Shiva

Best Background Score: Vikram Vedha

Best Sound Mixing: Monica O My Darling

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