Lovebirds Deepika, Ranbir win best debutante awards at IIFAJune 9th, 2008 - 2:46 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
The glitzy three-day Bollywood grand affair of IIFA concluded here on Sunday with the announcement of the IIFA 2008 awards saluting the excellence of Indian cinema. This years’ event was unraveled at the Thai capital, bringing many Bollywood celebrities together under one roof.
The highlight of the evening surely was the announcement of the best debut awards for the 2008, which coincidently went to the real life jodi Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor.
The IIFA event commenced with Shah Rukh Khan starrer `Om Shanti Om` sweeping most number of technical awards of the evening. The film garnered awards for best special effects - Red Chillies Entertainment), best art direction - Sabu Cyril, best costume design - Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar and Sanjeev Mulchandani and best makeup.
Mani Ratnam`s `Guru` won the awards for best background score - AR Rahman and best song recording - H Sridhar. The award for best screenplay was won jointly by Anurag Basu - `Life in a Metro` and Jaideep Sahni - `Chak De! India’. `Chak De! India` also took home the trophy for best cinematography. Imtiyaz Ali was named the best dialogue writer for ‘Jab We Met’.
The biggest disappointment though was the absence of Aamir Khan`s directorial debut `Taare Zameen Par` as the actor had not forwarded his film for the awards.
The list of some of the IIFA award winners for the year 2008 announced till midnight is as follows:
Performance in a Negative Role
Viveik Oberoi - Shootout At Lokhandwala
Best Debut (Female)
Deepika Padukone - Om Shanti Om
Best Debut (Male)
Ranbir Kapoor - Saawariya
AR Rahman - Barso Re Barso Re (Guru)
Anurag Basu - `Life in a Metro` Jaideep Sahni - Chak De India
Javed Akhtar - Main Agar Kahoon (Om Shanti Om)
Playback Singer (Male)
Shaan - Jabse Tere Naina (Saawariya)
Playback Singer (Female)
Shreya Ghoshal - Barso Re (Guru)
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