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Tumhari Sulu leads IIFA 2018 nominations. Here are the best picture, actor, actress, director nominees

Vidya Balan’s Tumhari Sulu got nominated in seven categories while Newton got five nominations.

bollywood Updated: May 22, 2018 18:07 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Vidya Balan in a still from Tumhari Sulu.

Vidya Balan-starrer Tumhari Sulu has scored a maximum of seven nominations for the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, to be held in Bangkok next month. Newton comes a close second with five nominations.

A story of an ambitious and enterprising housewife, Tumhari Sulu finds a mention in the Best Picture, Best Direction and Best Story for Suresh Triveni, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) for Vidya, Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) for Neha Dhupia, Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) for Vijay Maurya and Best Music Direction.

Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor (L), Katrik Aaryan (2L), Dia Mirza (C), Ranbir Kapoor (2R) and Indian film director Karan Johar (R) pose for a picture during an IIFA event in New Delhi on May 17, 2018. The 19th edition of the International Indian Film and Academy (IIFA) Awards will be hosted in Bangkok next month from June 22. ( AFP )

Among the titles competing with Tumhari Sulu in the Best Picture category are Bareilly Ki Barfi, Hindi Medium, Newton and Toilet - Ek Prem Katha.

The nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) are Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium), Ranbir Kapoor (Jagga Jasoos), Adil Hussain (Mukti Bhawan), Rajkummar Rao (Newton) and Akshay Kumar (Toilet - Ek Prem Katha).

Late Sridevi’s National Award winning performance in Mom has been nominated in the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female), along with Vidya, Alia Bhatt (Badrinath Ki Dulhania), Zaira Wasim (Secret Superstar) and Bhumi Pednekar (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan).

Nominations for the Best Director category include Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (Bareilly Ki Barfi), Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium), Anurag Basu (Jagga Jasoos) and Amit V Masurkar (Newton), apart from Triveni.

The IIFA Weekend and Awards will be held from June 22 to June 24 at the Siam Niramit Theatre. Global voting for the awards went live from Tuesday.

Andre Timmins, Director, Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA movement, said: “We are excited to offer a rich spectrum of nominees in the popular categories that reflects the talent our Indian cinema has to offer to global fans.

“With a stellar line-up of stars, performers and hosts, IIFA Weekend and Awards is all set to put on a show for the ages.”

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First Published: May 22, 2018 18:06 IST