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It was a Shahrukh-Salman show at IIFA Awards!

By: By: Kalyani Prasad Keshri
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One of the biggest events of Bollywood, 12th International Indian Film Academy Awards night, saw almost all the glittery Bollywood stars including some biggies from Hollywood too. But the night actually belonged to the two Khans of the industry, Shahrukh and Salman. Though in real life they are poles apart, IIFA Awards made them the rockers of the celebrated night.

Shahrukh Khan, who was personally handling the IIFA Awards stage held on Saturday night in Toronto, despite the injured knee, once again won the hearts of his million fans by his charming looks, witty talks and Dabangg performance. Well yes, Shahrukh who picked the 'Best Actor IIFA Award' for his film My Name Is Khan, from the two times Oscar winner Hillary Swank, actually chose to rock the stage on the title song of Salman Khan starrer Dabangg.

On the other hand, though Salman was not present at the IIFA Awards celebrations along with his co-actress Kareena Kapoor (busy with film Bodyguard shooting), he was the biggest scorer at the award function. Salman Khan's Dabangg swept away six important awards at the IIFA night, including the 'Best Film IIFA Award', which was collected by producers Arbaaz Khan and Malaika Arora Khan.

The stage also saw celebrities like Dharmendra, Sharmila Tagore, Asha Bhosle, who educated the audience with their informative speech. Breaking through the monotony of Shahrukh Khan, IIFA Awards also had host like Anil Kapoor, who just managed to boost up the enthusiasm of the audience with his lively smile and charming personality. The doses of comedy mixed with anchoring by the host-duo Riteish Deshmukh (who won the 'Best Comedian IIFA Awards for Housefull) and Boman Irani, was the lifeline of IIFA.

Priyanka Chopra's dance medley, a tribute to the legendary singer Asha Bhosle, was the best dance performance of the evening. The entire annual event lasted for five hours with non-stop action.

Here is the winners list of 12th International Indian Film Academy Awards:

Playback Singer (Female): Mamata Sharma for Munni Badnaam Hui (Dabangg)

Playback Singer (Male): Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Tere Mast Mast Do Nain (Dabangg)

Music Director: Sajid-Wajid, Lalit Pandit (Dabangg)

Best Lyricist: Niranjan Iyengar for Sajda (My Name Is Khan)

Screenplay: Abhinav Kashyap, Dilip Shukla (Dabangg)

Dialogue: Vishal Bhardwaj (Ishqiya)

Outstanding achievement in Cinema: Sharmila Tagore

50 years" contribution to Indian Cinema: Dharmendra

Debutant Actor (Male): Ranveer Singh

Debutant Actor (Female): Sonakshi Sinha

Best Actor (in a Comic Role): Riteish Deshmukh (Housefull)

Best Actor (in a Negative Role): Sonu Sood (Dabangg)

Supporting Actor (Female): Prachi Desai (Once Upon A Time In Mumbai)

Supporting Actor (Male): Arjun Rampal (Rajneeti)

Actor (Female): Anushka Sharma (Band Baaja Baraat)

Actor (Male): Shah Rukh Khan (My Name Is Khan)

Best Film: Dabangg

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