The International Indian Film Academy Awards, Known As The "Bollywood Oscars", Was Held In The US For The Very First Time In 15 Years
Hollywood Celebrities Including Kevin Spacey And John Travolta Were In Attendance
Before a crowd of some 20,000, the International Indian Film Academy awards started with the entrance of actors aboard a float built like a pirate ship — a nod to Tampa's love of pirate-themed parties.huffingtonpost.com
The opening musical sequence combined elements of pirates, underwater creatures and football cheerleaders. Other songs were medleys of movie hits, with Cirque du Soleil-type acrobatics.ctvnews.ca
During The Awards, Indian Star Priyanka Chopra Pulled Travolta Onstage And He Busted Some Signature Moves From His 1994 Blockbuster Film "Pulp Fiction"
Actress Deepika Padukone Convinced "House Of Cards" Actor Kevin Spacey To Do The "Lungi Dance", A Wildly Popular Song Which Was Written For The Movie "Chennai Express"
Indian Film "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" Nabbed Five Of The Top Honours Including Best Picture And Best Director
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, a film about the life of Indian track and field Olympian Milkha Singh, was the big winner of the night. The 84-year-old Singh was in the audience Saturday.foxnews.com
Besides the awards for best picture and director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the film won the best actor award for Farhan Akhtar, best supporting actress to Divya Dutta and best story. It also collected a host of technical awards.thestar.com.my
While Deepika Padukone Won Best Actress For Her Role In "Chennai Express" And Was Also Named Entertainer Of The Year
The 2014 IIFA Also Featured Performances From Actor And "Krrish 3" Star Hrithik Roshan, Actress Madhuri Dixit And Deepika Padukone
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The award for performance by an actor in a supporting role went to Aditya Roy Kapoor for Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. Shatrughan Sinha was honoured for lifetime achievement.thestar.com.my
The film Aashiqui 2 scored a host of musical prizes, including those for best lyrics and best male and female singers. Honours for newcomers were won by actor and actress Dhanush and Vani Kapoor.thestar.com.my