Abu Dhabi: The IIFA Awards 2023 were held in Abu Dhabi on Friday and Saturday with the IIFA Rocks event held on May 26 and the main awards night on May 27. Several B-town celebs including Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Vicky Kaushal, Varun Dhawan, Abhishek Bachchan, Nora Fatehi and Sara Ali Khan among others signaled their presence at the awards night.
Actors Hrithik Roshan and Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor – Male, Female trophies for their performances in the films ‘Vikram Vedha’ and ‘Gangubai Kathiawadi’. Ajay Devgn’s thriller ‘Drishyam 2’ was awarded the best film and R Madhavan won the best director award for his film ‘Rocketry: The Numby Effect’.
There were several big wins at the ceremony. See the full list of winners here:
1. Best Picture – Drishyam 2
2. Best Director – R Madhavan, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
3. Best Performance in a Leading Role (Male) – Hrithik Roshan, Vikram Vedha
4. Best Performance in a Leading (Female) – Alia Bhatt, Gangubai Kathiawadi
5. Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) – Anil Kapoor, Jugjug Jio
6. Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) – Mouni Roy, Brahmastra Part I: Shiva
7. Best Debut (Male) – Babil Khan, Kala and Shantanu Maheshwari, Gangubai Kathiawadi.
8. Best Debut (Female) – Khushali Kumar, Deception: Round D Corner
9. Best Playback Singer (Male) – Arijit Singh, Kesaria, Brahmastra Part I: Shiva
10. Best Playback Singer (Female) – Shreya Ghoshal, Rasiya, Brahmastra Part I: Shiva
11. Best Music – Pritam Chakravarti, Brahmastra Part I: Shiva
12. Best lyrics – Amitabh Bhattacharya, Kesaria, Brahmastra Part I: Shiva
13. Best Story Original – Jasmeet K Reen and Parveez Shaikh, Darlings
14. Best Story Adapted – Amil Kian Khan and Abhishek Pathak, Drishyam 2
15. Outstanding Achievement in Regional Cinema – Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D’Souza, Ved
16. Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema – Kamal Haasan
17. Outstanding Achievement for Fashion in Cinema – Manish Malhotra