BY ANUJ RADIA

The spectacular International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) took place on Sunday night in Bangkok and commemorated the best of Hindi cinema.  

IIFA returned to Bangkok after a gap of 10 years and Rekha mesmerised the audiences with her stellar performance. Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh hosted the show.

One of the major highlights of this year’s edition was Rekha performing on stage after a lengthy hiatus and here is the full list of winners:

Best Film: Tumhari Sulu

Best Actor in a leading role (Female): Sridevi (MOM)

Best Actor in a leading role (Male): Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium)

Best Actor In Supporting Role (Female): Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)

Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male): Nawazzuddin Siddiqui (MOM)

Best Director: Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium)

Best Debut Director: Konkona Sen Sharma (A Death in the Gunj)

Outstanding Achievement by an Actor in Indian Cinema: Anupam Kher

Best Story: Amit V Masurkar (Newton)

Best Music Direction: Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)

Best Background Score: Pritam (Jagga Jasoos)

Best Screenplay: Nitesh Tiwari, Shreyas Jain (Bareilly Ki Barfi)

Best Playback Singer Female: Meghna Mishra (Main Kaun Hoon – Secret Superstar)

Best Playback singer-Male: Arijit Singh (Hawayein – Jab Harry Met Sejal)

Best Lyrics: Nusrat Fateh Ali, A1 Melody Fana & Manoj Muntashir (Mere Rashke Qamar – Baadshaho)

Best Choreography: Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani (Galti Se Mistake – Jagga Jasoos)

Best Style Icon of the Year: Kriti Sanon

The awards will be broadcasted on Colors TV during July. Heartiest congratulations to all the winners!