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Dabangg Bags Nine IIFA Awards

Jun 26, 2011

Dabangg bags nine IIFA awards

Salman Khan blockbuster Dabangg has bagged nine awards at the ongoing IIFA Awards in Toronto. From Sonu Sood's best performance in a negative role, to Sonakshi Sinha's best debut, the film has also won Abhinav Kashyap and Dilip Shukla the best screenplay award.

Mamta Sharma won the Floriana IIFA Award for best playback female singer for her song Munni badnam hui... from Dabangg at the 12th International Indian Film Academy Awards in Toronto (June 25).

"I love you so much...Lalitji I love you so much...Shah Rukh I love you much... Toronto I love you so much,'' said Mamta Sharma, as Arshad Warsi announced the award at the show co-hosted by Boman Irani, Ritesh Deshmukh and Shah Rukh Khan.
The award for the best playback song went to Rahat Fateh Ali Khan for Tere mast mast do nain... from Dabanng.
For music direction, the award went to Sajid-Wajid and Lalit Pandit for Dabangg.

For lyrics, the IIFA award went to Niranjan Iyengar for Sajda.. and Noor-e-Khuda.. in My Name is Khan. The award was accepted by Karan Johar on his behalf.
My Name Is Khan also bagged the Best Story Award for Shivani Bhatija.

Other winners at the IIFA are:

•    Best Costume Designing - Niharika Khan - Band Baaja Baaraat
•    Best Action - S. Vijayan - Dabangg
•    Best Makeup - Banu (For Rajnikant) - Robot
•    Best Background Score - Shankar, Ehsaan, Loy - My Name Is Khan
•    Best Song Recording - Vijay Dayal and Ainvayi Ainvayi - Band Baaja Baaraat
•    Best Choreography Award - Farah Khan - Munni Badnam for Dabangg
•    Best Editing - Namrata Rao - Band Baaja Baaraat
•    Best Sound Recording - Pritam Das - Love, Sex Aur Dhokha
•    Best Sound Re-recording - Leslie Fernandes - Dabangg
•    Best Cinematography - Sudeep Chatterjee - Guzaarish
•    Best Art Direction - Sabu Cyril - Robot
•    Best Special Effects -Indian Artists - Robot