IIFA nominations are out. Hello Singapore & your vote counts


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This year’s nominations are out and they come as no surprise. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara tops the list. It’s the one movie I have been showing to all my American friends and it’s well received across the boards. Young, old, middle-aged, everyone loves this film about friendship, vacations and life. I am happy to see it swipe all the awards this year. And I must say,  it’s quite astounding to see a movie  that doesn’t even take place in India snatch all the awards.

The chemistry between the leads is  infectious. Infused with poetry, music and the beauty of nature, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara is indeed a winner on all fronts.

Sensational Vidya Balan not far behind with her stellar performance and movie this year: The Dirty Picture. It’s a good movie but without her we wouldn’t talk about it so much.






ZNMD, Dirty Picture top nominations list for IIFA Awards 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012, 14:13 [IST]


ZNMD, TDP top nominations list for IIFA AwardsZoya Akhtar’s Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (ZNMD) has topped the nominations list of the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, while Vidya Balan’s The Dirty Picture (TDP) has landed in the second spot. ZNMD and TDP have bagged 14 and 13 nods respectively.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara has been nominated in the category of the best picture, while Zoya Akhtar bagged a nomination for the best direction. Hrithik Roshan and Kalki Koechlin have got the best actors nods, while Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar have been nominated in the category of best supporting role of male. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have been nominated for music direction, while Javed Akhtar for best lyrics for ‘Khaabon ke parindey’. The film has also been nominated for the best story and a couple of technical categories.

The Dirty Picture has bagged nomination for best picture. Vidya Balan has been nominated for best actress, while Emraan Hashmi and Naseeruddin Shah for best performance in a supporting role of male. The movie has received other nominations like best story, best lyrics and best playback singer male for Kamaal Khan for ‘Ishq sufiyana’ and best song for a few songs of the film.

Along with Hrithik Roshan, Amitabh Bachchan (Aarakshan), Salman Khan (Bodyguard), Shahrukh Khan (Don 2), Ranbir Kapoor (Rockstar) and Ajay Devgn (Singham) have also been nominated for the best actor, while Priyanka Chopra (7 Khoon Maaf), Kareena Kapoor (Bodyguard), Mahie Gill (Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster) and Kangna Ranaut (Tanu Weds Manu) will compete with Vidya for the best actress.

After announcing the nominations for the IIFA Awards 2012, director Sabbas Joseph of the Wizcraft International Entertainment, told AINS, “We at IIFA take pride in announcing the nominees for 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.”



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