Rekha Steals the Show, Performs at IIFA 2018 After Twenty Years

On 24 June, veteran actor Rekha delivered an unforgettable dance performance at the 2018 IIFA Awards, stepping onto the stage after two entire decades.

From Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya to Salam-E-Ishq Meri Jaan, veteran actor Rekha left everyone smitten with her grand finale performance at the 19th edition of IIFA here on Sunday night.
So, how did Bollywood respond to this this performance?

Younger stars like Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor joined her on stage towards the end of her act. They all showed nothing but love, respect and awe for the senior actor.

Shortly after the performance, Varun Dhawan shared a picture on Instagram with Rekha and praised her performance.

 

Shraddha Kapoor too was absolutely floored.

“I have just watched the best performance of my life & possibly the best one I will ever see. When a shooting star decides to come down to earth & the entire audience is awestruck by her performance. Rekhaji, there are no words to describe how lucky we all are that we got to experience your magic right before our eyes. You all are in for the treat of a lifetime.”
Shraddha Kapoor

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who received the Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male, from Rekha last night for his performance in Sridevi-starrer Mom, took to Twitter to congratulate Rekha. “U stole the show last night”, he wrote, calling her her a “Living Legend”.

 

Finally, director Anurag Kashyap also tweeted, “Rekha Ji performing on stage killed it .. totally #iifa2018.”
Clearly, Rekha’s dance performance left everybody speechless and spellbound.

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CELEBRATING THE GRANDEUR OF INDIAN CINEMA IIFA AWARDS 2018 CONQUERS HEARTS IN BANGKOK!

Bangkok, June 24th 2018: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), the grandest celebration of Indian Cinema, put on a show for the ages in the cosmopolitan city of Bangkok, Thailand. The evening saw a spectacular melange of glitz and glamour with Bollywood’s crème de la crème, global dignitaries and world media in attendance at the reputed Siam Niramit Theatre on 24th June, 2018 as throngs of fans flocked to witness the grandest of all stages, the coveted NEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra.

The grandest of stages saw the talented duo Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh play hosts in their own inimitable way. With Karan’s witty zingers and Riteish’s charismatic avatar combining on stage, the director-actor Jodi entertained the audience with their crackling chemistry.

As the finale of the celebrated IIFA Weekend & Awards, the IIFA Awards saved the best for the last as India’s most loved actress and timeless beauty Rekha put on a nostalgic performance as she took the audience back in time. The night also featured mesmeric performances from Bollywood superstars including Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, and Lulia Vantur.

This year, IIFA honoured and paved tribute to two of the most celebrated actors of Indian Cinema the legendary Shashi Kapoor & Bollywood diva Late Sridevi.

The glamorous night also saw venerated actor Anupam Kher being presented with the prestigious ‘IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’, recognizing his immense contribution to Indian Cinema. Additionally, Style Icon of the year presented by Myntra was given to Youth Icon Kriti Sanon at the event.

For the fourth consecutive year, the IIFAs will be broadcast exclusively on India’s No.1 premium Hindi entertainment channel, COLORS with a stunning line-up of star-studded programming comprising of flashback episodes, IIFA Buzz, IIFA Rocks and the NEXA IIFA Awards. For the digital savvy viewers the same will be available on India’s leading video-on-demand platform, VOOT, from the house of Viacom18.

The principal partners for the 19th IIFA: Title Sponsor of IIFA Awards NEXA, Styled by Myntra; Global Broadcast partner Colors Viacom18; Digital Content Partner Voot; Cause Partner Woosh Washing expert campaigning about Equality at home; Official Host Destination Partner Tourism Authority of Thailand, Official Hotel Partner Marriott Marquis Hotel, Host Venue Siam Niramit;

Other key partners of IIFA 2018 include Official Direct Selling Partner QNET; Brand Partner Ease My Trip, Official Travel & Hospitality Management Partner Wedniksha; Pre-Event Cocktail PartnerSuperdoc; Airport Hospitality Partner Pranaam GVK Guest Services; Official Hair & Makeup Partner Nabila’s Salon, NGENTS and Zero Make up Official Time Partner Craig Shelly.

The IIFA Awards Winners:

· Best Picture- Tumhari Sulu

· Best Story- Amit V Masurkar (Newton)

· Best Direction- Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium)

· Best Debut Director – Konkona Sen Sharma (A death in the Gunj)

· Best Actor in a leading role Female- Late Sridevi (Mom)

· Best Actor in a leading role Male- Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium)

· Best Music Direction – Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi & Akhil Sachdeva (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)

· Best Playback Singer Female- Meghna Mishra (Main Kaun Hoon – Secret Superstar)

· Best Playback singer Male- Arijit Singh (Hawayein – Jab Harry Met Sejal)

· Supporting Actor Female- Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)

· Supporting Actor Male – Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Mom)

· Best Lyrics – Manoj Muntashir (Mere Rashke Qamar – Baadshaho)

· Myntra Style Icon Award- Kriti Sanon

· Next IIFA give away winner – Arjun Kapoor

IIFA is dedicated to building bridges across cinemas, businesses, communities and nations, creating everyone’s dream: “One People. One World”. IIFA continues on its journey with strength to grow every year in the world of entertainment and building the outreach as a major event globally to bring positive results and impact.

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About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)

Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories. The alliances made via the platform of IIFA provide huge benefits and gain to India but an equally important objective of this prestigious brand is to create similar outcomes in its host country. The aim is to establish a system of mutual benefit to both India as well as the host destinations by boosting tourism, economic development, trade, culture, cross-border investments and film co-productions.

Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd promotes the IIFA Weekend & Awards globally each year and travel to new, exciting and beautiful destinations, taking the film fraternity with it to unite and celebrate the best of Indian film and culture, thereby taking Indian Cinema and India to a wider audience.

www.iifa.com.

ABOUT WIZCRAFT INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD.

Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s leading media and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage. Having conceptualized some of the grandest events globally including the 50 Years of Indian Independence, the 30 Years of Mauritian Independence, the 10 years of the South African Freedom Struggle, the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing ceremonies in Delhi as well as the Handover ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, & the prestigious International

Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards & Weekend for 15 years in over 12 countries, Wizcraft has contributed towards brand building for India across the world. It has pioneered and developed India’s biggest entertainment brand IIFA which has taken Indian Cinema and culture to the world. The growth story of the company reflects the evolution of the Indian event management & entertainment industry itself. Driven by its vision “Believe in the power of your dreams” the company is committed to quality and innovation, while setting its sights on greater peaks of achievement.

www.wizcraftworld.com

Why IIFA Rocks?

The most-awaited event of Bollywood is finally round the corner. The IIFA 2018 is all set to be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand from June 22 through June 24 at the city’s most prestigious Siam Niramit Center. And, we cannot wait for our favorite celebrities to entertain us in full vigor. This year, the star-studded show promises a lot more excitement with new hosts, captivating performances, and a host of interesting nominations. Here’s why we think IIFA 2018 will delight us more than ever!

 

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This year, we have two new hosts to take us through the musical event of IIFA Rocks – Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan. The young and dynamic duo have made a mark with their unique choice of films and a sensational fan following. Ayushmann has been hosts to quite a few Bollywood events earlier, including an earlier edition of IIFA in 2012. This year, he will be back on stage with his anchoring skills. Kartik Aaryan, on the other hand, is a fresh face on the IIFA stage and this year will be his debut as a host to Bollywood’s biggest event.

Music performance

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Adding a unique charm to the IIFA Rocks, we have the celebrated composer and music director Pritam enthralling us at IIFA 2018. Pritam had performed at earlier editions of IIFA and this year also, he is all set to sweep the audience off their feet with his music.  Known for his eclectic compositions, Pritam will be bringing a lot of new melodies to the event. This year he will present some interesting pieces he has created with local Thai musicians and their traditional instruments. With innovative music, Pritam’s performance would be surely something to look forward to.

IIFA Rocks Green Carpet

 

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One of the most vibrant sections of the IIFA Rocks Night is the Green Carpet, where you can spot your favorite celebrities and B-town legends in their most dazzling avatar. Every year, the leading names of Indian movie industry walk down the Green Carpet at IIFA, donning the most exclusive ensembles you would ever see, amidst thousands of cheering fans and media. This year, we are looking forward to yet another evening of a luxurious affair.

 

Applauding and awarding the winners of the Technical Category

 

 

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One of the most significant arms of movie production, the technical teams contribute to what makes or breaks a movie. A movie is only good as its screenplay, dialogues, and story. Fine cinematography, editing, sound design, and special effects can define a great final output. Similarly, good music and impactful lyrics, coupled with a powerful voice make the songs of the movie memorable. At IIFA 2018, we had a wide range of technical nominations who ensured an incredible result with their work, and we arrived at the following winners-

Tiger Zinda Hai bagged two awards in the Technical Category with the best cinematography and sound design and was followed by Rajkumar Rao-starrer Newton for best editing. The much-anticipated Jagga Jasoos was at par with three awards for best special effects, best choreography, and best background score. The other winners of Technical awards were Bareilly ki Barfi, Secret Superstar, Jab Harry met Sejal, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan, and Baadshaho.

The Myntra Fashion Show

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Bollywood and fashion go hand in hand and it’s been that way since the early days of the industry. Therefore, it’s only justified that an iconic fashion brand like Myntra would showcase itself at Bollywood’s most coveted event. For two consecutive years, Myntra has been the official style partner for IIFA. Taking this partnership a step further, Myntra unleashed its new launches with a stunning fashion show in New York last year. This year, at the IIFA Awards in Bangkok, Myntra will enthrall the audience with yet another show-stopping fashion walk, graced by leading models, fashionistas, and celebrities.

In all, with melodious music, a glittering green carpet and an exciting fashion show, the IIFA Rocks Night of 2018 will make for a memorable night!

 

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IIFA 2018 STELLAR LINE-UP REVEALED!

THE 19TH EDITION OF NEXA IIFA AWARDS STYLED BY MYNTRA IS ALL SET TO BE A MAGNIFICENT CELEBRATION OF INDIAN CINEMA, MUSIC, FASHION AND DANCE THIS 22ND – 24TH JUNE, 2018 IN BANGKOK, THAILAND

IIFA 2018 continues its partnership with India’s No.1 premium

Hindi Entertainment channel, COLORS

 

·         IIFA Rocks

o    Bangkok to witness a never-before seen medley at IIFA Rocks 2018 by acclaimed Bollywood music director-singer Pritam along with Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Shalmali Kholgade, Antara Mitra, Nakash Aziz and Nikitha while Bollywood divas Vaani Kapoor and Nushrat Bharucha will enthrall the audience with their energetic performances

o    The dynamic duo Kartik Aaryan and Ayushmann Khurrana to host IIFA Rocks 2018

 

·         NEXA IIFA Awards Styled By Myntra

o    Power-Packed performances by Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Lulia Vantur among others

o    The star-studded awards presentation ceremony will witness a mesmerizing performance by India’s most loved actress and timeless beauty Rekha

o    NEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra to be hosted by the charismatic duo Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh

 

Mumbai, 12th June 2018: The countdown to the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema has begun as preparations are well underway for the 19th Edition of NEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra, to be held at the reputed Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok on 22nd & 24th June.

 

For the fourth consecutive year, the IIFAs will be broadcast on India’s No.1 premium Hindi entertainment channel, COLORS with a stunning line-up of star-studded programming comprising of flashback episodes, IIFA Buzz, IIFA Rocks and the NEXA IIFA Awards. For the digital savvy viewers the same will be available on India’s leading video-on-demand platform, VOOT, from the house of Viacom18.

To reveal some of the exciting details about the highly anticipated NEXA IIFA Awards Styled By Myntra, Bollywood’s talented actors, Varun Dhawan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bobby Deol, and leading actress Kriti Sanon were joined by the legendary superstar Rekha at the IIFA Mumbai Press Conference today at J.W. Marriott, Juhu.

 

Addressing the media, Wiz Sabbas Joseph, co-founder director, Wizcraft International said, “The IIFAs travel the world bringing people and cultures closer together. We are delighted to be returning to Bangkok after a decade to once again create an Indian celebration. With this year’s star-studded line-up we would also bring alive nostalgia with Rekhaji’s performance in an event brimming with youthfulness. Indian movie fans are in for a treat like never before”

Speaking on the association, Mr. R.S. Kalsi, Sr. Executive, Director-Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited said “Our country is changing at a rapid pace and so are the aspirations of our new- age customers. The sophisticated, discerning and highly ambitious customers want to enjoy higher level of experiences when they are buying a car. At NEXA we are providing them just that by offering them the best car buying experience that meets global standards.

There’s no denying that Indian Cinema today has made its global mark with innovative ideas, great technology, and a creative outlook. And IIFA, being the global flag bearer of Indian films recognises and honours this talent. That’s why IIFA is such a perfect fit with NEXA’s vision. As partners for 4 years, we have grown together to provide audiences more exciting and innovative experiences.”

Announcing the continuing partnership with COLORS, Raj Nayak – Chief Operating Officer, Viacom18 said, “We are delighted to enter the fourth consecutive year of partnership with IIFA. Together, we have taken the magic of IIFA to the global audience year on year. In this edition, with the partnership extending to Viacom18’s digital platform, VOOT, we are certain that we will open new vistas and challenge all boundaries. As Indian cinema continues to set new benchmarks, IIFA and COLORS will go on to celebrate the power of a story well told and bring to the television viewers world-class content that will brighten their lives.”

He further added, “Viewers can look forward to the IIFA experience in their homes this July.”

 

Speaking on the occasion, Wiz Andre Timmins, co-founder Director- Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA movement, said, “With the excitement growing across the world, the 19th edition is all set to recreate the magic of IIFA in Thailand. This time around, Bangkok is going to witness a global phenomenon as IIFA not only brings together the entire Indian film fraternity to celebrate Indian cinema but also continues its endeavour to embrace and preserve the art of cinema as we travel the world. We are excited to celebrate and present an Amazing IIFA Weekend in Amazing Thailand.”

Speaking on the association, Gunjan Soni, DIrector, Jabong and CMO-Myntra, said, “The Style icon of the year award resonates very well with our core vision of making the world a more stylish and colourful place, therefore we urge all our viewers to vote for their favourite participant on the Myntra app and help them become the face of the Style Icon award this year. We are extremely excited to announce our nominees this year, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Kartik Aryan, Disha Patani and Kriti Sanon for the ‘Style Icon of the year’ presented by Myntra, at the 19th IIFA awards in Bangkok. This year we are also about to witness a special collaboration between star designer Vikram Phadnis and Myntra when we join forces to create an exclusive line for IIFA 2018. We are thrilled to bring forth this shoppable designer line for all our viewers giving them an opportunity to own these IIFA inspired designs.”

The principal partners for the 19th IIFA: Title Sponsor of IIFA Awards NEXA, Styled by Myntra; Cause Partner Woosh Washing expert campaigning about Equality at home; Official Host Destination Partner Tourism Authority of Thailand, Official Hotel Partner Marriott Marquis Hotel, Host Venue Siam Niramit;

 

  • Other key partners of IIFA 2018 include Associate Sponsor QNET; , Brand Partner Ease My Trip, Official Travel & Hospitality Management Partner Wedniksha; Airport Hospitality Partner Pranaam GVK Guest Services;  Official Hair & Makeup Partner Nabila’s Salon; Official Time Partner Craig Shelly

 

 

Kicking off the celebrations, IIFA Rocks 2018 will feature a musical extravaganza by acclaimed Bollywood music director-singer Pritam Chakraborty along with talented singers like Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Shalmali Kholgade, Antara Mitra, Nakash Aziz and Nikitha. Adding to the excitement, IIFA Rocks 2018 would feature stunning performances by Bollywood divas Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety Nushrat Bharucha and Vaani Kapoor.

 

The grand finale of the 19th Edition of NEXA IIFA Awards, will witness mesmerizing performances by Bollywood megastars Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, and Lulia Vantur. With the excitement growing across the world, the legendary actor Rekha is sure to leave audiences spellbound with her ethereal performance at the grandiose event.

 

Furthermore, IIFA has proudly partnered with Woosh Washing Expert, to support the cause of equality at home – ‘Barabari Ghar Se Shuru’. This partnership provides a platform to contribute and raise awareness for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality.

 

Commenting on their association, Mr. Yogesh Jain, Managing Director, Woosh Washing Expert said, “We’re glad to announce Woosh Washing Expert as a Proud Cause Partner of IIFA 2018 for the second consecutive year. As we believe in the power of gender equality and women empowerment, we’re proud to support the cause- Equality Begins At Home”. Let’s all support ‘Barabari Ghar Se Shuru’.

 

Recognizing his immense contribution to Indian cinema, last fortnight the IIFA Advisory Board announced that the venerated actor, Anupam Kher will be honored with the prestigious ‘IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’ at IIFA Awards 2018.

 

Additionally, as part of its commitment to preserving cinema heritage, this year IIFA Foundation will be collaborating with OSIANs auction house, India’s foremost Arts and cultural Institution & Auction House, to showcase vintage cinema memorabilia at an exhibition event which will be held at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis, Queens Park hotel from June 21st to June 23rd. A glimpse of the memorabilia was displayed at the press conference.

Commenting on the occasion, Rekha said “Coming back to IIFA and performing on the grandest stage of all in the beautiful city of Bangkok feels ethereally wonderful. IIFA 2018 is going to be an unforgettable, magical and once-in-a-life time experience for Indian Cinema fans worldwide.”

Commenting on the occasion, Varun Dhawan said, “IIFA has always held a special place in my heart but that bond became even stronger after Wizcraft and IIFA offered me a chance to pay tribute to my father’s legacy through a special performance last year. I am very excited to put on an amazing show for everyone in Bangkok.”

Kriti Sanon added saying, “I am thrilled to be back at IIFA in yet another new city with something exciting for my fans worldwide. IIFA truly is a great platform that not only celebrates the glory of Indian Cinema but it also provides an excellent opportunity to connect with the fans globally and I look forward to an amazing performance in Bangkok.”

 

Speaking on the occasion, Ayushmann Khurrana shared, “This will be the third time I’m going to host IIFA Rocks and I plan to make things very interesting. It has been an amazing association with IIFA who have chosen me to host the event multiple times. I wish IIFA all the success this year as we head to Bangkok to present to audiences the biggest entertainment spectacle of the year, Cheers!”

 

Speaking on the occasion, Bobby Deol shared, “My IIFA experience has always been very special, right from my very first performance to sharing a stage with my family. I am super excited, a bit nervous to be back at the IIFA stage and to be performing, I hope the fans and the global audiences have fun.”

 

Commenting on the association, Mr. Nishant Pitti, CEO & Founder Ease My Trip shares, “By associating with IIFA for the second time, I am very positive that EaseMyTrip is going to make its bond with the entertainment world stronger through this event.”

 

Fans and media are welcome to keep abreast of the latest news and details on IIFA and Hindi cinema by logging on to www.iifa.com or checking out the social media handles:

 

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·         Twitterhttps://twitter.com/iifa

·         Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/IIFA/

 

 

About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)

Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories. The alliances made via the platform of IIFA provide huge benefits and gain to India and an equally important objective is to create similar benefits in the host country.  The aim is to establish a system of mutual benefit to both India as well as the host destinations by boosting tourism, economic development, trade, culture, cross-border investments and film co-productions.

 

Wizcraft International promotes the IIFA Weekend & Awards globally each year and travel to new, exciting and beautiful destinations, taking the film fraternity to unite and celebrate the best of Indian film and culture, thereby taking Indian Cinema and India to a wider audience. www.iifa.com

 

About Wizcraft International Entertainment

Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s leading media and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage.  Having conceptualized some of the grandest events globally including the 50 Years of Indian Independence, the 30 Years of Mauritian Independence, the 10 years of the South African Freedom Struggle, the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing ceremonies in Delhi as well as the Handover ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, & the prestigious International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards & Weekend for 18 years in over 12 countries, Wizcraft has contributed towards brand building for India across the world.  It has pioneered and developed India’s biggest entertainment brand IIFA which has taken Indian Cinema and culture to the world. The growth story of the company reflects the evolution of the Indian event management & entertainment industry itself. Driven by its vision “Believe in the power of dreams” the company is committed to quality and innovation, while setting its sights on greater peaks of achievement.

 

www.wizcraftworld.com

 

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IIFA Nominations 2018: Tumhari Sulu Leads With 7 Nods, Newton Follows

Vidya Balan plays the protagonist in Tumhari Sulu (Vidya Balan))

The Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards nominations for this year are here and guess who took the top spot with most nominations? The correct answer is Vidya Balan’s Tumhari Sulu. The film scored nominations in seven categories as it fetched nominations for both Vidya Balan and filmmaker Suresh Triveni in the Best Actor (Female) and Best Direction categories respectively. Tumhari Sulu has also been nominated in the following categories – Best Film, Best Story, Best Performance In A Supporting Role (both Male and Female) and Best Music Direction. With the second highest number of nominations, Newton is a close contender and can beat Tumhari Sulu in the Best Film category.

In the Best Film category, Tumhari Sulu and Newton will compete with movies like Bareilly Ki Barfi, Hindi Medium and Toilet – Ek Prem Katha. Irrfan Khan, who is currently under treatment in London, has also been nominated in the Best Actor (male) category along with Rajkummar Rao. Akshay Kumar, Ranbir Kapoor and Adil Hussain are also fellow contenders.

Sridevi’s MOM, which fetched the late actress her first ever National Award posthumously, has also scored a nomination for her in the Best Actor (Female) category. Sridevi was honoured with the Best Actress National Award this year, which was received by her daughters Janhvi and Khushi and husband Boney Kapoor. Other contenders include Alia Bhatt, Zaira Wasim and Bhumi Pednekar.

Here’s the full list of nominations:

Best Film

Bareilly Ki Barfi
hindi medium
Newton
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha
Tumhari Sulu

Best Director

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Bareilly Ki Barfi
Saket Chaudhary, Hindi Medium
Anurag Basu, Jagga Jasoos
Amit V Masurkar, Newton
Suresh Triveni, Tumhari Sulu

Best Actor (Female)

Alia Bhatt, Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Sridevi, Mom
Zaira Wasim, Secret Superstar
Bhumi Pednekar, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Vidya Balan, Tumhari Sulu

Best Actor (Male)

Irrfan Khan, Hindi Medium
Ranbir Kapoor, Jagga Jasoos
Adil Hussain, Mukti Bhawan
Rajkummar Rao, Newton
Akshay Kumar, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha

Best Actor In Supporting Role (Female)

Seema Pahwa, Bareilly Ki Barfi
Tabu, Golmaal Again
Meher Vij, Secret Superstar
Seema Pahwa, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Neha Dhupia, Tumhari Sulu

Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male)

Rajkummar Rao, Bareilly Ki Barfi
Deepak Dobriyal, Hindi Medium
Nawazzuddin Siddiqui, Mom
Pankaj Tripathi, Newton
Vijay Maurya, Tumhari Sulu

Best Story

Amit V Masurkar, Newton
Siddharth-Garima , Toilet – Ek Prem Katha
Suresh Triveni, Tumhari Sulu

Best Music Direction

Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva, Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Pritam, Jagga Jasoos
Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa-Rajat
Nagpal, Amartya Rahut, Santanu Ghatak, Tumhari Sulu

Best Background Score

Pritam, Jagga Jasoos

Best Screeenplay

Nitesh Tiwari, Shreyas Jain, Bareilly Ki Barfi

Best Dialogues

Hitesh Kewalya, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Best Choreography

Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani, Galti Se Mistake (Jagga Jasoos)

Best Cinematography

Marcin Laskawiec, Usc, Tiger Zinda Hai

Best Editing

Shweta Venkat Mathew, Newton

Best Lyrics

Nusrat Fateh Ali, A1 Melody Fana and Manoj Muntashir, Mere Rashke Qamar (Baadshaho)

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Meghna Mishra, Main Kaun Hoon (Secret Superstar)

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Arijit Singh, Hawayein (Jab Harry Met Sejal)

Best Sound Design

Dileep Subramaniam and Ganesh Gangadharan (YRF Studios), Tiger Zinda Ha

Best Special Effects

 

The 19th edition of the IIFA Awards will be held in Bangkok’s Siam Niramit Theatre on June 22 and June 24. Global voting for the awards went live from Tuesday.

 

IIFA 2018: Nominations list

With excitement buzzing around the launch of the Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, it has now been revealed that ‘Tumhari Sulu’ (2017) has bagged the most nominations with seven nods, followed by Rajkummar Rao’s ‘Newton’.

Sridevi has also been given recognition with a nomination for Best Actress for her role in ‘Mom’ (2017).

See the full nominations below. The winners will be announced in Thailand in June.

Best Film

Bareilly Ki Barfi
Hindi medium
Newton
Toilet – Ek Prem Katha
Tumhari Sulu

Best Director

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Bareilly Ki Barfi
Saket Chaudhary, Hindi Medium
Anurag Basu, Jagga Jasoos
Amit V Masurkar, Newton
Suresh Triveni, Tumhari Sulu

Best Actor (Female)

Alia Bhatt, Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Sridevi, Mom
Zaira Wasim, Secret Superstar
Bhumi Pednekar, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Vidya Balan, Tumhari Sulu

Best Actor (Male)

Irrfan Khan, Hindi Medium
Ranbir Kapoor, Jagga Jasoos
Adil Hussain, Mukti Bhawan
Rajkummar Rao, Newton
Akshay Kumar, Toilet – Ek Prem Katha

Best Actor In Supporting Role (Female)

Seema Pahwa, Bareilly Ki Barfi
Tabu, Golmaal Again
Meher Vij, Secret Superstar
Seema Pahwa, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Neha Dhupia, Tumhari Sulu

Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male)

Rajkummar Rao, Bareilly Ki Barfi
Deepak Dobriyal, Hindi Medium
Nawazzuddin Siddiqui, Mom
Pankaj Tripathi, Newton
Vijay Maurya, Tumhari Sulu

Best Story

Amit V Masurkar, Newton
Siddharth-Garima , Toilet – Ek Prem Katha
Suresh Triveni, Tumhari Sulu

Best Music Direction

Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva, Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Pritam, Jagga Jasoos
Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa-Rajat
Nagpal, Amartya Rahut, Santanu Ghatak, Tumhari Sulu

Best Background Score

Pritam, Jagga Jasoos

Best Screeenplay

Nitesh Tiwari, Shreyas Jain, Bareilly Ki Barfi

Best Dialogues

Hitesh Kewalya, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Best Choreography

Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani, Galti Se Mistake (Jagga Jasoos)

Best Cinematography

Marcin Laskawiec, Usc, Tiger Zinda Hai

Best Editing

Shweta Venkat Mathew, Newton

Best Lyrics

Nusrat Fateh Ali, A1 Melody Fana and Manoj Muntashir, Mere Rashke Qamar (Baadshaho)

Best Playback Singer (Female)

Meghna Mishra, Main Kaun Hoon (Secret Superstar)

Best Playback Singer (Male)

Arijit Singh, Hawayein (Jab Harry Met Sejal)

Best Sound Design

Dileep Subramaniam and Ganesh Gangadharan (YRF Studios), Tiger Zinda Ha

Best Special Effects

Ny Vfxwala (Prasad Vasant Sutar), Jagga Jasoos

Myntra to Launch Its Exclusive Red Carpet Line in Its 2nd Year of Association With IIFA 2018 at Bangkok

Myntra’s fashion show at the IIFA Rocks, Bangkok, during the IIFA weekend will set a benchmark in democratizing fashion with live engagement for Myntra consumers in India, as they shop the looks off the ramp…

India’s leading destination for fashion online, Myntra, is all set to launch its exclusive red carpet line as the official style partner for the coveted Bollywood awards ceremony, the IIFA Weekend 2018, in Bangkok on 23rd June.

Bangkok, this year’s IIFA location is a fashion shopper’s utopia. Myntra, with its extensive fusion of fashion and lifestyle brands will bring together the core belief of the brand and the glamour of IIFA’s platform in its exclusive limited edition red carpet line. Together with partner brands the line will boast of iconic red carpet looks at affordable prices for the consumers and will be available on all Myntra platforms. The looks will be put together from an assortment of outfits and accessories, by a Myntra team of in-house experts. The curated styles will showcase Bollywood style icons’ Red Carpet looks, which will be shoppable on Myntra.

The fashion line that is to be showcased as part of the IIFA show will include the classic Evening Pastels, the Fun Ruffles and Flounce, the glamorous Baroque Nights (Black + Gold), the sexy Woo in Ruby and the trending Asymmetric Hemlines, all inspired by the IIFA red carpet looks.

The Myntra IIFA association exemplifies the fusion of Bollywood and Fashion. Fearless to venture into original and contemporary styles, the style icon limelight is often shone upon Bollywood celebrities. IIFA and Myntra bringing the best of Bollywood and Fashion, has created an association of phenomenal standards. This association engages fashion consumers like never before, setting the benchmark in democratizing fashion through various engagements as part of the association. Myntra will also be organizing a fashion walk in Bangkok with IIFA Rocks.

Gunjan Soni, CMO, Myntra & Head, Jabong, said, “After an immensely successful edition of IIFA last year at New York, Myntra and IIFA have set a new benchmark in the closely knit film and fashion industry. IIFA-2018 styled by Myntra is an association that brings together best of fashion by Myntra and best of Bollywood by IIFA; offering Indian shoppers the opportunity of owning the unique looks and styles of their favorite celebrities from the ramps of IIFA, through the Myntra app. We clocked millions of impressions on social media during the previous edition and received encouraging response from our customers and expect even greater visibility in the upcoming edition in Bangkok.”

Looking back at 2017’s exciting itinerary, Myntra has once again filled the IIFA Weekend-2018 with a list of fab-filled events, one of which is the adored, ‘The Style Icon of the Year’, where shoppers on Myntra vote for their style icon, from among 5 nominees. The winner will be adjudged, ‘The Style Icon of the Year’ and crowned during the awards night. Another highlight includes the enlightening Green Carpet segment that consists of celebrities sharing their fashion insights with Myntra’s consumers. 

About Myntra

Myntra is India’s leading platform for fashion brands and pioneer in m-commerce play. Myntra has partnered with over 2000 leading fashion and lifestyle brands in the country such as Nike, adidas, Puma, Levis, Wrangler, Arrow, Jealous 21, Diesel, CAT, Harley Davidson, Ferrari, Timberland, US Polo, FabIndia, Biba and many more to offer a wide range in latest branded fashion and lifestyle wear. Myntra services over 19,000 pin codes across the country. With the largest in-season product catalogue, 100% authentic products, Cash on Delivery and 30-day Exchange/Return policy, Myntra is today the preferred shopping destination in India.

Source: https://businesswireindia.com/news/fulldetails/myntra-launch-its-exclusive-red-carpet-line-its-2nd-year-association-with-iifa-2018-at-bangkok/58317

Karan Johar & Riteish Deshmukh to Host IIFA Awards 2018 in Bangkok!

BY ANUJ RADIA

The celebrities and razzmatazz return this Summer as the International Indian Film and Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards will return next month to Bangkok after a decade for its 19th edition.

IIFA 2018 awards promise not just Bollywood’s glitz and glamour but support to environmental causes and cinema memorabilia too.

The gala will be held June 22-24 at the Siam Niramit Theatre, which is adorned by Thailand’s heritage, art and culture and hosts the country’s most-popular theatre production.

Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA, are gearing up to put up a Bollywood entertainment show interspersed with cultural elements from Thailand.

Andre Timmins, one of the three forces behind Wizcraft International, told IANS: “We’re excited to go back to Bangkok. There are a lot of interesting things we are doing and we hope this edition becomes exciting for people to come and have fun.”

Lisbon and Paris were the other places they were considering for this year. “But we chose Bangkok because we felt it’s close by and this year we thought we will go somewhere close. And Bangkok is a place that has changed tremendously. There are more flights, hotels, restaurants and our industry loves Bangkok,” Timmins said.

The main awards gala on the last day will be hosted by the inimitable Riteish Deshmukh and Karan Johar, both known for their quick wit. Among the performers will be stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.

For Ranbir, returning to the IIFA stage would be special as he had won the Best Debutant Award at the 2008 Bangkok edition of the gala.”

The IIFA Rocks, a musical night which precedes the IIFA Awards ceremony night, will be co-hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan. Adding a unique charm to the event will be composer Pritam.

“Pritam is doing a very interesting piece using a lot of local Thailand musicians and instruments. He is putting together something very different,” Timmins said.

Apart from the visual spectacle they intend to offer, they IIFA has tied up UN Environment for the campaign “Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme for World Environment Day 2018. Dia Mirza, the UN Environment goodwill ambassador for India, will front this.

There will also be an IIFA-Ficci forum focusing on business-related elements.

Last year, Karan Johar’s “nepotism rocks” stunt on the stage sparked a controversy in Bollywood. Are they going to be more careful about the show’s script this time?

“We definitely are going to look at that. Every year is different, every year we use different scriptwriters and we will keep this in mind,” Timmins said with a laugh.

Stay tuned for further updates!

IIFA Returns To Bangkok After 10 Years !!!

The International Indian Film and Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards will next month return to Bangkok after a decade for its 19th edition, which promises not just Bollywood’s glitz and glamour but support to environmental causes and cinema memorabilia too.

The gala will be held June 22-24 at the Siam Niramit Theatre, which is adorned by Thailand’s heritage, art and culture and hosts the country’s most-popular theatre production.

Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA, are gearing up to put up a Bollywood entertainment show interspersed with cultural elements from Thailand.

Andre Timmins, one of the three forces behind Wizcraft International, told IANS:

“We’re excited to go back to Bangkok. There are a lot of interesting things we are doing and we hope this edition becomes exciting for people to come and have fun.”

Lisbon and Paris were the other places they were considering for this year.

“But we chose Bangkok because we felt it’s close by and this year we thought we will go somewhere close. And Bangkok is a place that has changed tremendously. There are more flights, hotels, restaurants and our industry loves Bangkok,” Timmins said.

The main awards gala on the last day will be hosted by the inimitable Riteish Deshmukh and Karan Johar, both known for their quick wit. Among the performers will be stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.

For Ranbir, returning to the IIFA stage would be special as he had won the Best Debutant Award at the 2008 Bangkok edition of the gala.”

The IIFA Rocks, a musical night which precedes the IIFA Awards ceremony night, will be co-hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana and Katrik Aaryan. Adding a unique charm to the event will be composer Pritam.

“Pritam is doing a very interesting piece using a lot of local Thailand musicians and instruments. He is putting together something very different,” Timmins said.

Apart from the visual spectacle they intend to offer, they IIFA has tied up UN Environment for the campaign “Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme for World Environment Day 2018. Actress Dia Mirza, the UN Environment goodwill ambassador for India, will front this.

They have also partnered with Woosh Washing Expert to support the cause of equality at home – ‘Barabari Ghar Se Shuru’, which will raise awareness for women empowerment and gender equality.

Additionally, with an aim to preserve cinema heritage, this year IIFA Foundation will be collaborating with Osian’s auction house to showcase vintage cinema memorabilia at an exhibition event .

“Because we celebrate cinema, we would also like to do something towards saving Indian cinema, whether it’s archives, posters or showcasing our heritage through the years. We are doing an exhibition in collaboration with Osian’s,” said Timmins.

There will also be a IIFA-Ficci forum focusing on business-related elements.

Last year, Karan Johar’s “Nepotism rocks” stunt on the stage sparked a controversy in Bollywood. Are they going to be more careful about the show’s script this time?

“We definitely are going to look at that. Every year is different, every year we use different scriptwriters and we will keep this in mind,” Timmins said with a laugh.

Jazz your way into the Bollywood World at Madame Tussauds Bangkok!

Up your move and book a ticket to Thailand’s first-ever Bollywood Zone with IIFA Awards grooves.

A Bollywood dream comes true for the industry’s die-hard fans, four Bollywood forever stars: AMITABH BACHCHAN, SHAH RUKH KHAN, HRITHIK ROSHAN,and PRABHAS RAJU are featured here, along with the immersive IIFA Awards experience and the AR Dance the new zone offers are the highlights fans must not miss!

Madame Tussauds Bangkok, 4th fl., Siam Discovery.
Ticket prices: Adults 990 THB/ Children (3-11 Years Old) 790 THB.
For more information, call 02-658-0060 or visit https://www.madametussauds.com/Bangkok/

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