Ashutosh Gowarikar’s film “Jodhaa Akbar” swept the 10th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards at Macau, taking home trophies for best picture, best director and best actor.
The movie tracing the rise of the Mughal emperor Akbar in the 16th century and his romance with Hindu princess Jodhaa won 10 awards, including one for the ‘Best Film.’
Hrithik Roshan’s portrayal of the Muslim monarch won him the Best Actor trophy while Gowarikar won the Best Director award for his epic drama which wove together romance and communal harmony.
The film which had nominations in all the categories faced stiff competition from other super hits like “Ghajini”, “A Wednesday”, “Dostana”, “Rock On” and “Race”.
The Best Actress trophy went to Priyanka Chopra for her power-packed performance as a small town girl who makes it big in the world of ramps and catwalks in Madhur Bhandarkar’s “Fashion”.