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'Tumhari Sulu' bags 7 nominations at IIFA, 'Newton' gets 5

'Tumhari Sulu' bags 7 nominations at IIFA, 'Newton' gets 5

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) The Vidya Balan starrer 'Tumhari Sulu' has bagged the maximum seven nominations at the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy awards in the popular categories including the Best picture while the highly acclaimed ‘Newton’, amassed 5 nominations including in the Best Direction category.

The top picks for the nominations in the Best Picture category, revealed on Tuesday, are 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', 'Hindi Medium', 'Newton', 'Toilet - Ek Prem Katha' and 'Tumhari Sulu'.

The nominees for Best Actor in a leading role (Male) are Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium), Ranbir Kapoor (Jagga Jasoos), Adil Hussain (Mukti Bhawan), Rajkummar Rao (Newton), Akshay Kumar (Toilet - Ek Prem Katha).

The nominees for Best Actor in a leading role (Female) are Seema Pahwa (Bareilly Ki Barfi), Tabu (Golmaal Again), Meher Vij (Secret Superstar), Seema Pahwa (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan), Neha Dhupia (Tumhari Sulu).

Nominations for the Best Director category include Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (Bareilly Ki Barfi), Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium), Anurag Basu (Jagga Jasoos), Amit V Masurkar (Newton), Suresh Triveni (Tumhari Sulu).

The IIFA Awards announced nominations lists in the popular category as Global Voting goes live from May 22.

Announcing the nominations in the popular categories, Andre Timmins, Director- Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA movement said, 'It’s a pleasure to see Thailand welcome IIFA with open arms for the 19th edition of NEXA 2018 IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra. As Global Voting goes live from 22nd May, we are excited to offer a rich spectrum of nominees in the popular categories that reflects the talent our Indian Cinema has to offer to global fans. With a stellar line-up of stars, performers and hosts, IIFA Weekend and Awards is all set to put on a show for the ages.”

The biggest celebration of Indian cinema is set to be held at the reputed, Siam Niramit theatre, Bangkok on June 22 and 24 as IIFA will honour the highest level of achievement seen with the glamorous IIFA statuette at the highly anticipated Awards night.

The awards will be hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar along with actor Riteish Deshmukh. It will have performances by Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor and Kartik Aryan.

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