The star-studded 9th IIFA ceremony was held at the Siam Niramit complex in the heart of Bangkok city.
Chak De! India bagged 9 awards with Shah Rukh Khan receiving the best actor award for his inspiring role as a hockey coach in the film. His Om Shanti Om also won five trophies. His award was collected by the film’s producer Yash Chopra.
Chak De which was adjudged the best film of 2007, is about a coach inspiring the Indian women’s hockey team to victory. The film’s director Shimit Amin received the best director’s award. Jaideep Sahani received the award for best story for the film. The awards in the technical section won by the film were: cinematography, Sound recording and sound re-recording, editing.
Kareena Kapoor bagged the best actress award for Jab We Met. Irrfan Khan and Konkona Sen Sharma won for supporting roles in Life in a… Metro. Jaideep Sahani shared the screenplay award for the Life in a Metro with Anurag Basu.
Om Shanti Om, Khan’s home production bagged awards for art direction, costumes, special effects and make up. Javed Akhtar also won the best lyricist award for the song Main Agar Kahoon . Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone, received nods as the best new actors for their respective parts in Saawariya and Om Shanti Om .
The gala event launched by the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) j eight years ago has become one of the most-watched events, with an estimated 600 million television viewers.