Coming close on the heels of "2 States" is Vishal Bhardwaj's "Haider", with its nomination in eight categories, including Leading Role Male for Shahid Kapoor, and Kay Kay Menon in  both Supporting Role Male and Negative Role.

"2 States", based on Chetan Bhagat's novel of the same name, will be vying for the Best Picture trophy with "Queen", "PK", "Haider", "Highway" and "Mary Kom". Abhishek Varman, who made his directorial debut with "2 States", will be competing in the Direction category with Vikas Bahl (Queen), Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider), Rajkumar Hirani (PK) and Imtiaz Ali (Highway).  

In the Leading Role Male category, Shahid Kapoor (Haider), Aamir Khan (PK), Arjun Kapoor (2 States), Hrithik Roshan (Bang Bang!), Randeep Hooda (Highway), and Shah Rukh Khan ("Happy New Year") have been nominated.

Bollywood's "Queen" Kangana Ranaut will be contending for the Leading Role Female category against Alia Bhatt (2 States), Priyanka Chopra (Mary Kom), Deepika Padukone (Happy New Year), Rani Mukherji (Mardaani), and Anushka Sharma (PK).

IIFA will take place at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from June 5 to 7 this year, rolling out a red carpet for a string of Bollywood celebrities.


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