This years’ IIFA 2008 awards event was unraveled at the Thai capital Bangkok bringing many Bollywood celebrities together under one roof.



[ClickPress, Mon Jun 09 2008] This years’ IIFA 2008 awards event was unraveled at the Thai capital Bangkok bringing many Bollywood celebrities together under one roof.

The IIFA event commenced with Shah Rukh Khan starrer `Om Shanti Om` sweeping most number of technical awards of the evening. The film garnered awards for best special effects - Red Chillies Entertainment), best art direction - Sabu Cyril, best costume design - Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar and Sanjeev Mulchandani and best makeup.

Mani Ratnam`s `Guru` won the awards for best background score - AR Rahman and best song recording - H Sridhar. The award for best screenplay was won jointly by Anurag Basu - `Life in a Metro` and Jaideep Sahni - `Chak De! India’. `Chak De! India` also took home the trophy for best cinematography. Imtiyaz Ali was named the best dialogue writer for ‘Jab We Met’.

The biggest disappointment though was the absence of Aamir Khan`s directorial debut `Taare Zameen Par` as the actor had not forwarded his film for the awards.

The premieres of Bollywood’s most awaited films this year ‘Sarkar Raj’, concluded with fireworks as the much-awaited awards were announced.

The list of some of the IIFA award winners for the year 2008 announced is as follows:

Best Film – Chak De India

Best Actor-Shahrukh Khan for Chak De India

Best Actress- Kareena Kapoor for Jab We Met

Performance in a Negative Role
Viveik Oberoi - Shootout At Lokhandwala

Lifetime Achievement
Mumtaz

Best Debut (Female)
Deepika Padukone - Om Shanti Om

Best Debut (Male)
Ranbir Kapoor - Saawariya

Music Direction
AR Rahman - Barso Re Barso Re (Guru)

Best Story
Anurag Basu - `Life in a Metro` Jaideep Sahni - Chak De India

Lyrics
Javed Akhtar - Main Agar Kahoon (Om Shanti Om)

Playback Singer (Male)
Shaan - Jabse Tere Naina (Saawariya)

Playback Singer (Female)
Shreya Ghoshal - Barso Re (Guru)

Best Style Icon (Male)
Abhishek Bachchan

Best Style Icon (Female)
Katrina Kaif

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