Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and The Dirty Picture top IIFA 2012 nominations
Zoya Akhtar's road movie "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" is leading the nomination chart of the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards with 14 nomination, while Vidya Balan's "The Dirty Picture? is very close with 13.
"Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" has received nominations in the category of best picture, best direction for Zoya Akhtar, best actor in a leading role for Hrithik Roshan. Abhay Deol and Farhan Akhtar have bagged nominated in best performance in a supporting role, male, while Kalki Koechlin has received nominated in best actress in supporting role, female.
Music composers Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy have been nominated for their music direction, while Javed Akhtar for penning best lyrics for "Khaabon ke Parindey". The film has also got nominated for the best story category. The film has also received nominations in technical categories.
Milan Luthria's "The Dirty Picture? is following closely with 13 nominations that includes best actress for Vidya for playing lead role as southern sex symbol Silk Smitha.
The other nominations that film receives include best picture, best direction, best performance in supporting role male for Emraan Hashmi and Naseerudding Shah. Naseer has also got nomination in the best actor in a negative role category.
Besides "The Dirty Picture" has also bagged nomination for best story, best lyrics and best playback singer male for Kamaal Khan for "Ishq Sufiyana".
Kamaal Khan will compete with Ash King for "I love you", Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for "Teri meri", Mika Singh for "Subha hone na de" and Mohit Chauhan for "Nadaan parindey".
Singer Shreya Ghoshal has got two nominations for her songs "Teri Meri" and "Ooh la la".
For best performance in the leading role male category, Hrithik will get tough competition from Amitabh Bachchan for "Aarakshan", Salman Khan for "Bodyguard", Shah Rukh Khan for "Don 2", Ranbir Kapoor for "Rockstar" and Ajay Devgn for "Singham".
The nominations for best performance in a leading role female include Priyanka Chopra for "7 Khoon Maaf", Kareena Kapoor for "Bodyguard", Mahie Gill for "Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster" and Kangna Ranaut for "Tanu Weds Manu".
For the best performance in supporting role female Parineeti Chopra for "Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl", will compete with Swara Bhaskar for "Tanu Weds Manu", Sonali Kulkarni for "Singham" and Divya Dutta for "Stanley Ka Dabba".
For best performance in a negative role Irrfan Khan for "7 Khoon Maaf", will compete with Boman Irani for "Don 2", Vidyut Jamwal for "Force" and Prakash Raj for "Singham".
"We at IIFA take pride in announcing the nominees for IIFA Awards 2012 which celebrate the best work done by the Indian Film Industry over the last year," Sabbas Joseph, director, Wizcraft International Entertainment has been quoted as saying.
"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," he said.
--with inputs from IANS
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