The 20th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards is being held in Mumbai for the first time. The two-day event will be held on the 16th & 18th respectively and will witness some stellar performances by a host of celebrities including Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan.
During the IIFA press conference, in an exclusive conversation with Republic TV, Madhuri Dixit spoke about her performance and stated that it will be a tribute to legendary Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan. "It is a tribute to Saroj Khan, who has had such a lovely association with me and for such a long time. She is very talented and is someone that I look up to in terms of songs of Bollywood and I think Bollywood dancing wouldn't be the same without her and so I am going to be paying a tribute to her and I am quite excited".
Sriram Raghavan's National Award-winning thriller 'Andhadhun' is leading the nominations at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, including best film and director.
The Award show announced its 11 Popular Category nominations for the 20th edition of the awards, being hosted for the first time in India.
According to a statement, the wacky crime-thriller-comedy has amassed 13 nominations, which also includes best actor male and female for Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu.
Other films which also got best picture and direction nods include Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmaavat' and Meghna Gulzar's 'Raazi' with 10 nominations each, followed by Rajkumar Hirani's 'Sanju' with seven nods and another National Award winner, Amit Sharma's "Badhaai Ho!" with six.
The nominees for best actor in a leading role (female) include Alia Bhatt for "Raazi", Deepika Padukone for 'Padmaavat', Neena Gupta for 'Badhaai Ho!' and Rani Mukerji for 'Hichki'.
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