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Along with the beautiful appearances on IIFA’s green carpet, the awards show itself was filled with star-power-packed live performances. True to filmy form, the evening’s stage shows featured individual dances by Anushka Sharma, Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Parineeti Chopra. Also Read - IIFA Awards 2015: Tiger Shroff teaches Hrithik Roshan to dance! (Video)
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Not so surprisingly, the big winner of the night was the movie that also had the most nominations going in to the event—Vishal Bhardwaj’s “Haider” winning several performance and technical awards.
“Haider’s” wins included best actor for Shahid Kapoor, best supporting actress for Tabu, and best actor in a negative role for Kay Kay Menon. “Haider’s” technical award wins included best costume design, best makeup, best production design and best sound mixing.
The second movie to win the most awards was Vikas Bahl’s “Queen,” which won the coveted best film award. Additionally, Bahl won the award for best story, while Kangana Ranaut won the award for best actress.
Rajkumar Hirani snagged the award for best director for the much-loved “P.K.,” and Ritesh Deshmukh’s performance in “Ek Villain” won him the award for best supporting actor.
On the musical side of things, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy took away the biggest win—with best music direction for the “2 States” soundtrack. Ankit Tiwari’s soulful rendition of “Galliyan” from “Ek Villain” won him the award for best male playback singer, while Kanika Kapoor’s catchy “Baby Doll” from “Ragini: MMS 2” won her the accolade for best female playback singer. Last, but certainly not least, “Haider’s” soundtrack won the awards for best sound design and best background score.
Despite 10 nominations, “2 States” came away with few wins, and popular films “P.K.” and “Highway” also did not take home many substantial awards this year.
Keep your eye out for when this year’s awards show will broadcast on a television station near you, and in the meantime, start getting your guesses down for who the big winners will be at next year’s IIFA awards!