Kuala Lumpur: Vikas Bahl’s directorial “Queen” bagged the Best Picture, Best Story and Best Performance in a Leading Role – female awards at the three-day long 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards here on Sunday.
The Kangana Ranaut-starrer was up against “2 States”, “PK”, “Haider”, “Highway” and “Mary Kom” for the Best Picture trophy.
The actress didn’t turn up to collect her trophy for Best Performance in a Leading Role – female so, the film’s director received the award on her behalf.
She was also nominated in the Best Performance in a Leading Role – Female.
Riteish Deshmukh grabbed the award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role – male for his villainous act in “Ek Villain” by defeating Ronit Roy (“2 States”), Randeep Hooda (“Kick”), Inaamulhaq (“Filmistaan”), Naseeruddin Shah (“Finding Fanny”) and Kay Kay Menon (“Haider”).
But Kay Kay wasn’t left disappointed as he received the award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for “Haider”. His co-star Tabu won Best Performance in a Supporting Role – female.
There was also an award for Best Regional Film, which went to Riteish-starrer Marathi film “Lai Bhaari”, co-produced by his star wife Genelia D’Souza.
“Main Tera Hero” star Varun Dhawan won an award for the Best Performance in a Comic Role. The film’s director and his father David Dhawan received the sun-inspired trophy on his behalf.
The Best Music Direction trophy went to the popular trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy for “2 States”. Other contenders included Mithoon (“Banjara”, “Zaroorat” and “Hamdard”) and Ankit Tiwari (“Galliyan”), for which he won Best Playback Singer – Male.