‘2 States’, ‘Haider’ lead IIFA nomination list

With nine and eight nominations, Alia Bhatt starrer ‘2 States’ and Shahid Kapoor’s ‘Haider’ are leading the nomination list of IIFA. Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan are vying for best actor category.

‘Haider’ is followed by Rajkumar Hirani's ‘PK’ with earned six nominations and Kangana Ranaut’s ‘Queen’ received 5 nominations at 16th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), which will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from June 5-7.

Here is the complete list of the nominations:-

Best picture category

Queen, Highway, Mary Kom. 2 States, Haider and PK

Best actor category (Male)

Aamir Khan (PK), Shahrukh Khan (Happy New Year),  Hrithik Roshan (Bang Bang), Shahid Kapoor (Haider), Arjun Kapoor (2 States) and Randeep Hooda (Highway)

Best actress category (Female)

Kangana Ranaut (Queen), Priyanka Chopra (Mary Kom) Rani Mukerji (Mardaani), Deepika Padukone (Happy New Year), Alia Bhatt (2 States) and Anushka Sharma (PK)

The best director category

Vikas Bahl (Queen), Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider), Rajkumar Hirani (PK), Abhishek Varman (2 States) and Imtiaz Ali (Highway)

The best supporting actor

Ronit Roy (2 States), Riteish Deshmukh (Ek Villain), Kay Kay Menon (Haider), Randeep Hooda (Kick), Inaamul Haq (Filmistaan) and veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah for Finding Fanny.

The best supporting actress category

Tabu (Haider), Amrita Singh (2 States), Lisa Haydon (Queen), Juhi Chawla (Gulaab Gang) and Huma Qureshi (Dedh Ishqiya)

The best comic actor category

Govinda (Happy Ending), Sharib Hashmi (Filmistaan), Sanjay Dutt (PK) and Varun Dhawan (Main Tera Hero)

The best negative actor category

Riteish and Menon, Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Kick)

The best music category

Vishal Bhardwaj (Haider), Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Mithoon-Banjara, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Pritam

Best lyrics category

Manoj Muntashir, Rashmi Singh and Amitabh Bhattacharya while the best playback singer male list has Ankit Tiwari (Galliyan), Arijit Singh (Muskarane), Mika Singh (Jumme Ki Raat) and Sukhwinder Singh (Bismil)

Best female playback singer category

Shreya Ghoshal (Samajhawan), Kanika Kapoor (Baby Doll) and Sultana & Jyoti Nooran (Patakha Guddi)

Best story category

Bahl, Caitally Parmar and Parveez Shaikh (Queen), Chetan Bhagat (2 States) and Abhijat Joshi & Rajkumar Hirani (PK)

"It is amazing how Indian cinema is growing strength by strength every year. It has been a spectacular year for Indian Cinema across genres of films and a multitude of talent on and off screen. Some of the biggest films are contending for awards this year and the nominations reflect the talent and achievements of our Indian Film Industry," said Andre Timmins, Director, Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd.