IIFA awards 2018: Rani Mukherji, Manoj Bajpayee, ‘Sanju’ top winners


Rani Mukherji walked away with the best actress award for ‘Hichki’ and Manoj Bajpayee bagged the best actor award for upcoming film, ‘Gali Guleiya’ at the Indian International Film Festival, 2018, Melbourne. Rajkumar Hirani’s biopic on Sanjuay Dutt ‘Sanju’ won the best film award while Vicky Kaushal won the best supporting actor award for the same film.

Veteran actress Simi Garewal handed over the best actor award to Rani Mukherji. In her winning speech, Rani thanked her fans for all the love and appreciation.

The jury members for the fest, launched by Mitu Bhowmick Lange, included Simi Garewal, Sue Maslin, Jill Bilcock, Nikkhil Advani and Geoffrey Wright.

Wright said that he was highly impressed by the variety that Indian cinema currently has on offer. He said he feels that “perhaps it has gone from recreation to being serious cinema”.

The fest will end on August 22.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Indie Film : LOVE SONIA

Best Indie Film Special Mention : GALI GULEIYAN (IN THE SHADOWS )

Equality in Cinema : MAHANATI

Diversity Award : FREIDA PINTO

Best Actor : MANOJ BAJPAYEE FOR GALI GULEIYAN (IN THE SHADOWS )

IFFM VANGUARD AWARD : Ranbir Kapoor for his Breakthrough Performance in Sanju

Best Actress : RANI MUKERJI FOR HICHKI

Best film : SANJU

Best Director : RAJKUMAR HIRANI

Best Supporting Performance : VICKY KAUSHAL FOR SANJU and RICHA CHADHA FOR LOVE SONIA

Excellence in Cinema : RANI MUKERJI