Mumbai, 27th May 2016: IIFA Awards to honor the best of Indian Cinema has announced the list of nominations in the popular category.
Film Bajirao Mastani is the forerunner with 8 nominations followed by the Salman Khan Bajrangi Bhaijaan earning 7 nominations & Shoojit Sircar film Piku follows with 6 nominations.
Other notable films this year Badlapur and Tanu Weds Manu Returns.
Bajirao Mastani’s two leading actors, Priyanka Chopra & Tanvi Azmi have both been nominated in the same category for their performance in a Supporting Role- Female.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui has earned three nominations, performance in a comic Role, performance in a negative Role and performance in a Supporting Role- Male.
Speaking on the nominations, Andre Timmins, Director – Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, said, “I am always astounded by the number of great films that are released each year that makes Indian Cinema grow exponentially with the wealth of talent seen both on screen and off.
The IIFA buzz will certainly build as some of the biggest films are contending for the NEXA IIFA Awards and the nominations reflect a rich spectrum of the kind of cinematic aptitude Bollywood has seen this year. With the number of talented nominees in the popular categories, I urge fans to see their favorite stars and films win awards by voting soon!”
The Nominees for the Leading Role Male this year are Varun Dhawan (Badlapur- Don’t Miss The Beginning), Salman Khan (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), Amitabh Bachchan (Piku), Ranbir Kapoor (Tamasha)and Ranveer Singh(Bajirao Mastani).
The Leading Role Female contenders feature Priyanka Chopra (Dil Dhadakne Do), Shraddha Kapoor (ABCD 2), Deepika Padukone (Piku), Kangana Ranaut(Tanu Weds Manu Returns) and Deepika Padukone (Bajirao Mastani).
The nominations for Best Picture and Director include a host of names such as Kabir Khan (Bajrangi Bhaijaan), Shoojit Sircar (Piku), Meghna Gulzar (Talvar), Aanand L. Rai (Tanu Weds Manu Returns) and Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Bajirao Mastani)
The NEXA IIFA Awards 2016 will be hosted by Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor this year and will take place from June 23rd to 26th June at IFEMA in Madrid, Spain.
IIFA 2016 aims at bringing the magic of Indian Cinema to Spain and opening doors for Indian cinema across Europe and Latin America.
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
appreciated South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories.
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