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Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan compete for Best actor award at IFFM 2017

Rajkummar Rao for Trapped, Sushant Singh Rajput for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Lalit Bhel and Adil Hussain for Mukti Bhawan have also been nominated for the category in Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017.

bollywood Updated: Jul 04, 2017 16:37 IST
Amitabh Bachchan played a lawyer in Pink.
Amitabh Bachchan played a lawyer in Pink.

Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, who are working together for the first time in Thugs Of Hindostan, are among the nominees for the Best Actor - Male category at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017. The nominations were announced on Tuesday.

Aamir Khan essayed the role of former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phoghat in Dangal.

Amitabh is nominated for Pink, while Aamir is in competition for his widely lauded blockbuster Dangal. Other nominees in the category include Rajkummar Rao for Trapped, Sushant Singh Rajput for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Lalit Bhel and Adil Hussain for Mukti Bhawan.

The Best Actor - Female nominees include Alia Bhatt for Dear Zindagi, Vidya Balan for Kahaani 2, Tannishtha Chatterjee for Dr. Rakhmabai, Kavya Madhavan for Pinneyum, Ratna Pathak and Konkona Sen Sharma for Lipstick Under My Burkha.

In the race for the Best Film, there are titles like Pink, Sultan, Joker, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. And in the In the People’s Choice category, Dangal and Bahubali 2: The Conclusion are in competition.

The nominated movies for Best Indie Films are A Billion Colour Story, Loktak Lairembee, Mukti Bhawan, Lipstick Under My Burkha and Death in the Gunj.

Among those vying for the Best Director award are Nikhil Manjoo (“Reservation”), Nitesh Tiwari (Dangal), Vikramaditya Motwane (Trapped), N Padmakumar (A Billion Colour Story), Buddhadeb Dasgupta (Tope), Alankrita Shrivastava (Lipstick Under My Burkha), SS Rajamouli (Baahubali 2 - The Conclusion) and Konkona Sen Sharma for (A Death in the Gunj).

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