As the Micromax IIFA Awards 2010 draw nearer, the nominees for the prestigious Awards have come out to make their excitement known. Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor, who are up against each other in the Performance in a Leading Role — Male for the Micromax IIFA Awards 2010, are incredibly pleased with the honour and recognition for their work.
Speaking on his nomination for Wake Up Sid, Ranbir Kapoor says, “It feels very good when your work is reciprocated in such a big way. And I hope I win the Best Actor awards somewhere soon in my life.”
Shahid Kapoor, nominated for his performance in Kaminey says, “I am happy that I have been nominated for Kaminey. It is a very special film for me. IIFA is indeed the best award function and is a wonderful opportunity to interact with international audience.”
While Paa and Dev D were hits of the year, the actresses who contributed to the films with superb performances were Vidya Balan and debutant Mahie Gill. The Micromax IIFA Awards honours both films in the Best Film category, and rightly honours the actresses as well in the category of Performance in a Leading Role — Female.
With Paa striking a chord with audiences, Vidya Balan says, “Paa is very special to me and to get nominated for it by the IIFA and that too for the Best Actress award is truly even more special. I am very happy, nervous, excited — Thank you IIFA.”
Debutant Mahie Gill who floored audiences with her performance in Dev D says, “Dev D was my first film and to be nominated for my first film itself in IIFA is truly an honour.”
As always, the Videocon IIFA Weekend, taking place in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 3rd-5th June 2010, will be a culmination of mega events that brings Indian cinema to the world. The Videocon IIFA Weekend includes the high-profile FICCI IIFA Global Business Forum, the IIFA Foundation Fashion Extravaganza, the IIFA Foundation Celebrity Cricket Match, World Premieres of Indian films, IIFA Film Workshop and the climax of the Weekend, the spectacular IIFA Awards. The IIFA Awards is the biggest South Asian media event and is considered among the most-watched annual global events.