`3 Idiots` leads IIFA nomination list
Mumbai: Aamir Khan starrer blockbuster `3 Idiots` leads the nomination list in the popular category of 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards which will be held in Sri Lanka from June 3-5.
`3 Idiots` leads the pack with 14 nominations, including two nominations each in the best male playback singing and best supporting actor category.
The Rajkumar Hirani directed movie is followed by Saif Ali Khan`s home production `Love Aaj Kal` which has received nine nominations while Amitabh Bachchch-Abhishek starrer `Paa` has bagged eight nods.
`3 Idiots`, `Wanted`, `Kaminey`, `Paa` and `Dev D` are vying for the title of Best Picture, while the Best Direction category nominations comprise, Rajkumar Hirani (3 Idiots), Anurag Kashyap (Dev D), Ayan Mukherji (Wake Up Sid), Vishal Bharadwaj (Kaminey), Imtiaz Ali (Love Aaj Kal) and R Balki (Paa).
The actors nominated this year for Performance in a Leading Role (Male) are Aamir Khan for `3 Idiots`, Amitabh Bachchan for `Paa`, Saif Ali Khan for `Love Aaj Kal`, Salman
Khan for `Wanted`, Shahid Kapoor for `Kaminey` and Ranbir Kapoor for `Wake Up Sid`.
The winner for Performance in a Leading Role? Female will be chosen between Kareena Kapoor (3 Idiots), Priyanka Chopra (Kaminey), Deepika Padukone (Love Aaj Kal), Vidya Balan (Paa) and Mahie Gill (Dev D).
The awards ceremony would be held at Sughathadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Sharman Joshi (3 Idiots), Irrfan Khan (New York), R Madhavan (3 Idiots), Abhimanyu Singh (Gulal), Abhishek Bachchan (Paa) and Rishi Kapoor( Love Aaj Kal) are in the race
for Best supporting actor category.
Kalki Koechlin (Dev D), Arundhati Naag (Paa), Divya Dutta (Delhi 6), Supriya Pathak (Wake Up Sid) and Kirron Kher (Kurrban) are vying for the best supporting actress trophy.
Best Performance in a Comic Role will be chosen from among Omi Vaidya (3 Idiots), Ajay Devgn (All The Best), Johny Lever (De Dana Dan), Govinda (Life Partner) and Sanjay Dutt (All The Best).
Other nominations include:
Best performance in negative role: Boman Irani (3 Idiots), Amol Gupte (Kaminey), Prakash Raj (Wanted), Kay Kay Menon (Gulal) and Arya Babbar (Jail).
Music Direction: Shantanu Moitra (3 Idiots), A R Rehman (Delhi 6), Pritam (Love Aaj Kal), Amit Trivedi (Dev D) and Vishal Bharadwaj (Kaminey).
Best Story: Abhijat Joshi, Raj Kumar Hirani and Vidhu Vinod Chopra( 3 Idiots), Ayan Mukherji (Wake Up Sid), Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane (Dev D), Imtiaz Ali (Love Aaj Kal) and R Balki (Paa).
Best Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire (3 Idiots), Prasoon Joshi (Delhi 6), Irshad Kamil (Love Aaj Kal), Gulzar (Kaminey), Amitabh Bhattacharya (Dev D).
Playback Singer (Male): Shaan - Behti Hawa Sa Tha Who (3 Idiots), Mohit Chauhan - Masakali (Delhi 6), Sonu Nigam – All Izz Well (3 Idiots), Atif Aslam - Tu Jaane Na (Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani), Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - Aaj Din Chadiya (Love Aaj Kal), Sukhvinder Singh and Vishal Dadlani - Dan Te Nan (Kaminey)
Playback Singer(Female): Shreya Ghoshal - Zoobi Doobi (3 Idiots), Kavita Seth - Ek Tara (Wake Up Sid), Rekha Bharadwaj - Sasura Genda Phool (Delhi 6), Sunidhi Chauhan - Chor Baazari (Love Aaj Kal), Shilpa Rao - Moodi Moodi (Paa)
Tulsi Kumar - Hafiz Khuda (8X10 Tasveer).
"Colombo marks the second decade of IIFA, with the best of Indian cinema being showcased. The events of the IIFA Weekend are expected to boost tourism in Sri Lanka," Director of Wizcraft, which organises the event, Sabbas Joseph said.