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20 September, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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IIFA AWARDS 2019

Alia wins Best Actress, Ranveer takes Best Actor prize

NDTV, New Delhi
Alia wins Best Actress, Ranveer takes Best Actor prize
Alia and Ranveer collecting their IIFA 2019 awards. Photo Courtesy l IIFA

The 20th edition of the IIFA Awards (International Indian Film Academy Awards) ended with a bang Wednesday night with Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Aditi Rao Hydari, Ishaan Khatter, Sara Ali Khan, filmmaker Sriram Raghavan and others scoring winning trophies in their respective categories.

Alia Bhatt’s ‘Raazi’ was awarded the Best Film while the 26-year-old actress, who was critically acclaimed for portraying the role of a spy in the espionage drama, took home the Best Actress IIFA Award.

Ranveer Singh was on cloud nine as he was handed the Best Actor IIFA award for his villainous role as Alauddin Khilji in the period piece ‘Padmaavat’. Both ‘Raazi’ and ‘Padmaavat’ had 10 nominations each, second highest after ‘AndhaDhun’. ‘AndhaDhun’, which held the highest number of IIFA nominations with 13 nods, fetched the Best Director award for ‘Sriram Raghavan’.

Vicky Kaushal, who also featured in ‘Raazi’, won the Best Supporting Actor award for Sanju - the Sanjay Dutt biopic. Meanwhile, Aditi Rao Hydari won in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in ‘Padmaavat’.

Actress Sara Ali Khan’s Bollywood debut was welcomed with the Best Debut Actress IIFA Award for ‘Kedarnath’ while her contemporary Ishaan Khatter took home the Best Debut Actor trophy for ‘Dhadak’.

To celebrate 20 years of the IIFA Awards, special awards were also given out with Deepika Padukone winning the Special Award for Best Actress for ‘Chennai Express’. Ranbir Kapoor won the Special Award for Best Actor for ‘Barfi’. The IIFA Special Awards were also handed out to Rajkumar Hirani who was named Best Director for ‘3 Idiots’, Pritam for ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’.  l

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