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Dabangg wins maximum at IIFA Awards

By Ramchander

The 12th Videocon Weekend and Floriana IIFA Awards came to a remarkable finish on Sunday, surrounded by the overwhelming hysteria from the Bollywood fanatics in Toronto. With a 21,000 strong screaming crowd, the biggest stars from Indian cinema filled the Rogers Centre where eminent personalities including Hollywood stars Hilary Swank and Cuba Gooding Jr were in attendance. Hosted by Boman and Riteish, a fourth consecutive year as hosts, Shahrukh Khan joined them on stage soon after the curtains came up.

Dabangg, one of the biggest hits of 2010, bagged maximum awards in Toronto. The Premier of Ontarion, Dalton McGuinty and director, Rajkumar Hirani announced Dabangg as the voter"s choice. Best Direction went to Karan Johar for his emotional film, My Name is Khan. The director received the same from Cuba Gooding Jr and Bipasha Basu.

Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai"s Prachi Desai won the award as Supporting Female actor for her flawless performance, while Arjun Rampal received the Supporting Male Actor for his impressive performance in the political thriller, Raajneeti. The very talented Riteish Deshmukh, won the award in a comic role for his striking and rib-tickling performance in Housefull. Here we bring you the list of winners:

Best Story- Shibani Bathija (My Name is Khan )

Best Lyrics – Niranjan Iyengar (Sajdaa song from My Name is Khan)

Music Direction - SAJID-WAJID & LALIT PANDIT (Dabangg)

Playback Singer (Female) – Mamta Sharma (Munni Badnaam from Dabangg)

Playback Singer (Male) – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan (Tere Mast rom Dabangg)

Debutant Star (Female) – Sonakshi Sinha (Dabangg)

Debutant Star (Male )- Ranveer Singh (Band Baaj Baaraat)

Best Director – Karan Johar (My Name is Khan)

Performance in a Comic Role - Riteish Deshmukh (Housefull)

Performance in a Negative Role – Sonu Sood (Dabangg)

Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) – Prachi Desai (Once Upon A Tims in Munbaai)

Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) – Arjun Rampal (Raajneeti)

Performance in a Leading Role (Female) – Anushka Sharma (Band Baaja Baaraat)

Performance in a Leading Role (Male) – Shahrukh Khan (My Name is Khan)

Best Film - Dabangg

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