MACAU: In true Oscar-style, Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical romance Jodhaa Akbar swept the International Indian Film Acadmey (IIFA) awards 2009 on June 13 with a perfect 10 trophies, being named the best film and fetching its male lead Hrithik Roshan the best actor award and Gowariker the best director award.
Priyanka Chopra was named the best actress for Fashion while Kangana Ranaut got the best female in a supporting role for her performance in the same movie. Arjun Rampal walked away with the award for best male actor in a supporting role trophy for Rock On!
Abhishek Bachchan got the best comic actor for his performance in Dostana and immediately dedicated to his wife and ailing Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh.
The award for best actor in a negative role went to Akshay Khanna for Race. Anil Kapoor received the award as Akshay had to leave for some personal work. Neeraj Pandey was given IIFA best story award for his critically acclaimed A Wednesday.
Director-turned actor Farhan Akhtar got the best male debutant of the year award for Rock On!, while Asin Thottumkal got best female debut award for action thriller Ghajini.
Veteran actor Rajesh Khanna was given the lifetime achievement award.