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IIFA 2019: Alia Bhatt Named Best Actress for ‘Raazi’; Ranveer Singh Won Best Actor for ‘Padmaavat’

The 20th edition of the IIFA Awards (International Indian Film Academy Awards) ended with a bang last night with Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Aditi Rao Hydari, Ishaan Khatter, Sara Ali Khan, filmmaker Sriram Raghavan and others scoring winning trophies in their respective categories. Alia Bhatt’s Raazi was awarded the Best Film while the 26-year-old actress, who was critically acclaimed for portraying the role of a spy in the espionage drama, took home the Best Actress IIFA Award. Ranveer Singh was on cloud nine as he was handed the Best Actor IIFA award for his villainous role as Alauddin Khilji in the period piece Padmaavat. Both Raazi and Padmaavat had 10 nominations each, second highest after AndhaDhunAndhaDhun, which held the highest number of IIFA nominations with 13 nods, fetched the Best Director award for Sriram Raghavan.

Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit Nene who is known for her dancing skills has paid a tribute to legendary choreographer Saroj Khan. The actor who has worked with Bollywood’s ace choreographer in some of the most iconic songs like Ek Do Teen, Mera Piya Ghar Aaya, Chane Ke Khet Mein, Dhak Dhak and many more was seen dancing on tracks choreographed by Saroj Khan, commonly known as Masterji among the people in Bollywood fraternity.

“The Dhak Dhak girl @MadhuriDixit pays a tribute to Saroj Khan, the lady who contributed to her success as a dancing diva!” they tweeted. The song Tabah Ho Gaye, a solo dance number picturised on Madhuri in Karan Johar’s film Kalank released in April this year, was also choreographed by Saroj Khan.

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