Amitabh, Aamir, Hrithik, Sushant nominated for Best Actor award at IFFM 2017

Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan, who will be sharing screen-space for the very first time in Yash Raj Films’ ‘Thugs Of Hindostan’, are the two top contenders for the ‘Best Actor Award’ at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017.

Bachchan has been nominated for his terrific performance in ‘Pink’, while Aamir’s nomination is for his universal blockbuster ‘Dangal’. Hrithik Roshan has been nominated for his outstanding act in ‘Kaabil’. Other nominees are Rajkummar Rao for ‘Trapped’, Sushant Singh Rajput for ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ and Lalit Bhel – Adil Hussain for ‘Mukti Bhawan’.

In the female category, Alia Bhatt has received a nomination for ‘Dear Zindagi’, Vidya Balan for ‘Kahaani 2’, Tannishtha Chatterjee for ‘Dr. Rakhmabai’, Kavya Madhavan for ‘Pinneyum’, Ratna Pathak and Konkona Sen Sharma for ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’ (which is yet to release in India).

In the Best Film category; ‘Pink’, ‘Sultan’, ‘Joker’, ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ and ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story’ are nominated, while ‘Dangal’ and ‘Bahubali 2: The Conclusion’ will be fighting it out in the ‘People’s Choice’ category.

The Best Director nominations are for Nikhil Manjoo (Reservation), Nitesh Tiwari (Dangal), Vikramaditya Motwane (Trapped), N Padmakumar (A Billion Colour Story), Buddhadeb Dasgupta (Tope), Alankrita Shrivastava (Lipstick Under My Burkha), S.S. Rajamouli (Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion) and Konkona Sen Sharma for (A Death in the Gunj).

Update (Correction): Hrithik Roshan has also been nominated for his performance in ‘Kaabil’.

Full list of Nominations:

Best Actor Male

  • Amitabh Bachchan (Pink)
  • Aamir Khan (Dangal)
  • Hrithik Roshan (Kaabil)
  • Rajkummar Rao (Trapped)
  • Lalit Bhel (Mukti Bhawan)
  • Sushant Singh Rajput (M S Dhoni – The Untold Story)
  • Adil Hussain (Mukti Bhawan)

Best Actor Female

  • Alia Bhatt (Dear Zindagi)
  • Vidya Balan (Kahaani 2)
  • Ratna Pathak Shah (Lipstick Under My Burkha)
  • Konkona Sen Sharma (Lipstick Under My Burkha)
  • Tannishtha Chatterjee (Dr Rakhmabai)
  • Kavya Madhavan (Pinneyum)

Best Director

  • Nitesh Tiwari (Dangal)
  • Alankrita Srivastava (Lipstick Under My Burkha)
  • S S Rajamouli (Baahubali: The Conclusion)
  • Konkona Sen Sharma (A Death In The Gunj)
  • Vikramaditya Motwane (Trapped)
  • N Padmakumar (A Billion Colour Story)
  • Nikhil Manjoo (Reservation)
  • Buddhadeb Dasgupta (Tope)

Best Film

  • Pink
  • Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
  • Sultan
  • Joker
  • M S Dhoni: The Untold Story

Best Indie Film

  • A Billion Colour Story
  • A Death In The Gunj
  • Mukti Bhawan
  • Lipstick Under My Burkha
  • Loktak Lairembee

Telstra People’s Choice

  • Dangal
  • Baahubali: The Conclusion


  • All good films, just hoped from more recognition for Bahubali, I could easily see many films in the nominations list


  • Who paired best with madhuri dixit?
    Salman in hum apke hai koun!
    Or Srk in dil toh pagal hai?
    Yes option for salman
    No for Srk.


  • I feel susant shing rajput should win it. Bcz, first of all he gave a superb performance.
    Secondly, a new comer should be given courage & confidence. That’s why, Salman asked the organization not to nominate him for sultan.
    Previously, Salman did this when one organization wanted to give him award for bajrangi bhaijaan.


  • MS Dhoni needs to play till 2019 World Cup: Write him off at your own risk
    Indiatoday 4 Jul. 2017 16:57
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    MS Dhoni was panned by critics and fans for his slow knock against West Indies in the fourth ODI and was blamed for India’s subsequent loss at Antigua. But was that really justified?

    (Reuters Photo)

    has been at the receiving end of a lot of unnecessary criticism after he failed to get India over the line in the fourth ODI against West Indies at Antigua on Sunday. Dhoni scored 54 off 114 balls but his knock went in vain as India lost the low-scoring match by 11 runs.
    But why was Dhoni singled out even when ? Agreed his knock was the second slowest half-century by an Indian in ODI cricket but that was the .
    Chasing 190 for victory, India were in a spot of bother when Dhoni came to the crease at 47 for 3 in the 13th over . The in-form Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Dinesh Karthik were back in the pavilion with all three batsmen getting out on single digit scores.
    After three poor performances with the ball, West Indies finally got their A-game back in the fourth match and were putting a lot of pressure on India with tight bowling and captain Jason Holder had deployed majority of his fielders inside the 30-yeard circle. The going was tough for the batsmen but Rahane and Dhoni hung in there and stitched a 54-run partnership for the fourth wicket in the next 18.1 overs.
    But Rahane’s dismissal in the 31st over exposed India’s inexperienced lower middle-order in the absence of Yuvraj Singh and with Dhoni holding fort at the other end. Kedar Jadhav (10), Hardik Pandya (20) and (11) all perished while playing rash shots and failed to do the only job they were required to do at that time – hold one end up and give support to Dhoni.
    Dhoni’s reputation as one of the fiercest finishers in the game was at fore once again but it was just the lack of support from the other end which led to his and eventually India’s downfall.

    (AP Photo)
    The 35-year-old has since been trolled and ridiculed on social media for playing such a slow innings. But take out his 54 runs from India’s eventual score and you would only be left with 124 runs with Rahane scoring 60 of those. Had it not been for Dhoni, India would have even struggled to cross the 150-run mark.
    There has been a lot of question marks over Dhoni and Yuvraj’s place in the side, especially after the Champions Trophy final where India got hammered by Pakistan. But fact of the matter remains that India still needs these two stalwarts in the middle order because the rest are just not experienced enough to win a cricket match when put under pressure.
    This team is too reliant on its top-order but if they fail then the whole team turns to the veterans with the youngsters playing the supporting role. Hardik is still a new to international cricket and needs time to grow as a player while Jadhav is a hit-and-miss sort of a batsman, who on his day will rip apart the opposition but that will only happen once in a while.
    Jadeja has been around for a long time now but his main areas of contribution are his bowling and superb fielding. It’s his batting which often lets him down. Rishabh Pant is waiting in the wings but like Hardik, he too needs a long run before he can take over the role of the finisher.

    (Reuters Photo)
    With Dhoni what also sometimes goes unnoticed is his skills behind the stumps with the gloves on. Even at this age Dhoni is by far the fastest stumper in world cricket and rarely misses a catch or gives away extras while keeping against quality spinners like Ravichandran Ashwin, Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav.
    And on top of that, he helps Kohli with the DRS calls and makes key changes in the fielding whenever he feels the need to help out the skipper. Kohli makes it a point to consult the former captain in every game that they play together these days and is always seen turning to Dhoni for inputs.
    Criticise the man all you want but deep down you all know th


  • Breaking news ..salman khan thrashed at awards nights. .salman was hoping to get best actor awards for phulllltan. ..but organisers thrashed and did thoooooo thoooooo on his face …salman is in shock ….he is planning to commit suicide now along with his fans ….


  • @Indicine : Hrithik also get nominated.. I checked.. Why didn’t u mention that… Although among them Amir, hrithik and raj kumar performances were top notch… Let’s see who gets the award



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