function at some of the world’s most
happening cities. This time the caravan
is in Bangkok where the greater part of
the Hindi film industry has landed up for
the year’s biggest celebration.
This year is special because none other
than the Big B is the event ambassador.
Then, as always there is a sneak peek at
the biggest offerings that Bollywood will
have over the next few months, IIFA is always
bountiful. The glittering opening ceremony,
live performances by Kareena Kapoor, Harman
Baweja, the music release of Mission Istanbul
and of course the star studded Sarkar Raj
premiere which got a green carpet (instead
of the usual red) because of the proximity
to world environment day (June 5).
But, if the organizers were hoping to have
an impact on global warming by using the
green carpet, then they were completely
off the mark. The stars just turned on the
heat in Bangkok, especially the star couples
Abhishek-Aishwarya and the latest sensation
Ranbir-Deepika. However, there has been
no talk about Saif-Kareena at the IIFAs
so far. Meanwhile, Vivek Oberoi was caught
in a very rare jolly mood during the audio
release of Mission Istanbul where he shook
a leg to the hit song from Shootout at Lokhandwala.
While all this was happening, the awards
were announced and as 2007 had been an exceptional
year in terms of quality cinema. Taare Zameen
Par, however. was not part of all the excitement
as its producer had decided that the IIFAs
were too superficial to enter his film.
Right on, Aamir.
And here goes the awards list….. don’t
be surprised by the number of Chak Des here.
For a change we decided to club the awards
under the movie name rather than the other
way- it was easier.
Chak De India
1. Best film 2.Best Director 3.Best Story
4.Best Screenplay 5.Best Cinematography
6.Best Editing 7.Best Sound Recording
Om Shanthi Om
1. Best Art Direction 2.Best Visual Effects
3.Best Costume Designing 4. Best Make up
Best Actor: Shahrukh Khan (Chak De India)
Best Actress: Kareena Kapoor (Jab We Met)
Best Supporting Actor: Irrfan Khan (Life..in
Best Supporting Actress: Konkona Sen Sharma
(Life.. in a metro)
Best Actor in a comic role Govinda (Partner)
Best Actor in a negative role: Vivek Oberoi
(Shootout at Lokhandwala)
Best Music: A.R.Rahman (Barso re…
And a very special award
Outstanding contribution by an Indian to
international cinema: A.R.Rahman