Friday, 29 September, 2023

IIFA Awards 2023

‘Drishyam 2’ wins best picture; Alia, Hrithik bag acting trophies

Ajay Devgn-starrer ‘Drishyam 2’ won the top prize of best picture at the Indian IIFA Awards 2023. Alia Bhatt and Hrithik Roshan bagging the female and male acting trophies, respectively.

The two-day extravaganza, held at a foreign location every year to celebrate the best of Hindi films, concluded Saturday night at the Etihad Arena, part of Yas Bay Waterfront on Yas Island, reports PTI.

Producers Bhushan Kumar and Kumar Mangat accepted the best picture award for ‘Drishyam 2’, a remake of popular Malayalam movie of the same title. The film also won the award for best adapted story.

Alia, who gave the ceremony a miss, was awarded best performance in a leading role - female for Sanjay Leela Bhansali's ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. Roshan lifted the IIFA trophy for best performance in a leading role - male for his work in the action-thriller film Vikram Vedha.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer ‘Brahmastra: Part One Shiva’ registered the most wins for a film, including -- best playback singer (female) for Shreya Ghoshal, best playback singer (male) for Arijit Singh (Male), best lyricist award for Amitabh Bhattacharya and best supporting actor (female) for Mouni Roy.

Veteran actor Anil Kapoor won the award for best performance in a supporting role - male for ‘Jugjugg Jeeyo’.

Actor R Madhavan was honoured with the best direction award for his maiden filmmaking effort ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’.

Music maestro A R Rahman felicitated cinema icon Kamal Haasan with the Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema honour at the IIFA Awards.