2016 INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL OF MELBOURNE AWARDS -Winners Announced
Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan
Sonam after wininng best actress award for Neerja
Shalmali, Sara and Suzane
Rituparna Sengupta presenting award to Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh Kapoor
Malaila Arora Khan.
Malaika Arora Khan
It was Bollywood’s biggest night in Melbourne,a night filled with amazing performances and celebrations.The prestigious awards night was held at the iconic Melbourne Recital Centre. The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne awards night that celebrates the of cinema from India and subcontinent kicked off with a powerful performance by Shalmali Kholgade, Suzzane D’mello along with Pakistani singer Sara Haider for the noble cause of Woman Empowerment.
The very inspiring and empowering movie Parched won for the best Indie Film giving the Parched team another reason to celebrate the success of this movie.
The fun-filled and family entertainer Kapoor and Sons directed by Shakun Batra won the award for the best Movie. Rishi Kapoor and Fawad Khan who were present at the festival were overwhelmed and ecstatic about it.
Fawad Khan, the Pakistan heartthrob who is currently making news with his impressive work in Bollywood won the diversity award for his contribution to Indian and Pakistani Cinema.
Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor who needs no introduction was recognized with the Indian Melbourne Film Festival Excellence in Cinema Award.
Nawazzudin Siddiqui and Sonam Kapoor won the Best Actor and Actress award for their recognizable work in the movie Neerja and Raman Raghav 2.0 respectively. Both the movies were screened at this honorable event.
Attendees at the awards were Malaika Arora Khan,Sonam Kapoor,Fawad Khan,Anurag Kashyap,Rishi Kapoor along with his wife Neetu Kapoor, Rituparna Sengupta, Richa Chadda etc. The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne started off on 11th August and shall end on 21st August 2016.