“3 Idiots” swept the 11th Indian International Film Academy (IIFA) awards bagging 8 awards including the Best Film award. Amitabh Bachchan won the Best Actor award for his role as a progeria-afflicted child in “Paa”. The Best Actress award was shared jointly by Vidya Balan for “Paa” and Kareena Kapoor for “3 Idiots”.
The Best Director Award went to Rajkumar Hirani for “3 Idiots”, while he along with Abhijat Joshi, Vidhu Vinod Chopra won the Best Story award for the same film. It has already won eight of the 12 technical awards announced last month, including Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
Composer Pritam pipped won the Best Music Director award for “Love Aaj Kal” while Shaan was adjudged the Best Singer (Male) for ‘Behti hawa sa tha who’ (3 Idiots). Kavita Seth won the Best Singer (Female) for ‘Iktara’ in ‘Wake Up, Sid!’.