Singapore: Zoya Akhtar's wish that the technical team behind "Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara" should win awards at the IIFA this year has been fulfilled as the film scooped up five trophies in the category.
Zoya herself won the best screenplay award for the film. Bosco-Caesar won Best choreography for the song 'Senorita', Carlos Catalan won the best Cinematography trophy, Anand Subaya won for editing and Arjun Mathur took home the best sound mixing award.
It was a wish come true for Zoya, who said before the awards, "I hope my technical crew wins awards here at IIFA. When I win Best Director for ZNMD at any award function, I actually represent my whole crew. They are the ones who make your film, their effort should be appreciated."
Close on the heels of ZNMD was the visual effects magic "Ra.One', which grabbed awards for special effects (Red Chilles Entertainment), Sound design (Resul Pokutty and Amrit Pritam Dutta), production design (Saby Cyril) and song recording (Vijay Dayal).
Blockbuster "The Dirty Picture" was also not left behind as it won three awards this evening - costume design (Niharika Khan), best make-up (Vikram Gaikwad) and best dialogue (Rajat Arora).
"I thank Vidya (Balan) for letting me take her clothes off," said Niharika, referring to the revealing costumes she designed for the actress in the film. Most of the technical awards were grabbed by ZNMD, "Ra.One" and "The Dirty Picture".
"Singham" won the best action award, while AR Rahman was given the best background score award for "Rockstar". The maestro was not present to receive his award. The awards were announced at the IIFA Rocks, an evening full of fashion and music as many Bollywood artistes performed and walked the ramp for designers.
Wearing a hot pink printed dress, Bipasha Basu walked the ramp for designer Suneet Verma, who presented his saree-inspired collection called 'Eternal Lightness of Being'. Young designer Masaba Gupta had four Bollywood beauties as showstoppers - Dia Mirza, Zoa Morani, Aditi Rao Hydari and Shazahn Padamsee - for her collection IIFA Glitterati.
Vivek Oberoi walked the ramp in a black bandhgala and Nargis Fakhri in a silver gown for designer Varun Bahl's collection, which was inspired by the four cities Mumbai, Paris, Madrid and Tokyo.
The evening also saw singers like Mika, Shafqat Amanat Ali and composer duo Vishal-Shekar performing their hit tracks. Singers Usha Uthup, Hariharan and Leslie Lewis performed some of the all time hits of Hindi films, from 'Babul Mora' to 'Dhoom Machale', to celebrate the 100th year of Indian cinema.


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