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More than 150 Bollywood stars to attend Dubai event

Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Parineethi Chopra and Kanika Kapoor will perform at Arab Indo Bollywood Awards 2015

More than 150 Bollywood stars to attend Dubai event

The Arab Indo Bollywood Awards will be hosted in Dubai for the first time on April 9.

The four-hour ceremony will take place in Meydan Racecourse, will celebrate the best of Hindi cinema in 2015 and is expected to play host to more than 150 celebrities.

Filmmaker Karan Johar and TV host Manish Paul will host the event, while Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Parineethi Chopra and Kanika Kapoor are set to perform.

An eight-member jury, which was selected by Crowe Horwath, have arrived at the final nomination list, although the list is now open for public voting.

“We have validated every category/entrant and after thorough scrutiny and mutual consent we have arrived at the final nomination list,” said Arbaz Khan, who’s a member of the jury and Salman Khan’s brother. “I would like thank the UAE government for giving AIBA the platform to showcase our talents and bringing us closer to the millions of fans that reside in the UAE and GCC,” he said.

Prior to the awards, a series of roadshows and a meet-and-greet sessions will take place on April 8. On April 10, there will be an after party with the stars.

Here are the main jury nominations according to The National:

BEST FLIM

HYDER

QUEEN

PK

ANKHON DEKHI

TWO STATES

FILMISTHAN

BEST DIRECTOR

RAJAT KAPOOR - ANKHON DEKHI

RAJKUMAR HIRANI - PK

VIKAS BHAL - QUEEN

VISHAL BHARDWAJ - HYDER

ABHISHEK VERMAN- 2 STATES

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

SHAHID KAPOOR - HYDER

SALMAN KHAN - KICK

AAMIR KHAN - PK

VARUN DHAWAN - HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIYA

SANJAY MISHRA - ANKHON DEKHI

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

KANGANA RANAUNT - QUEEN

PRIYANKA CHOPRA - MARY KOM

PARINEETI CHOPRA - HASSETOH PHASSE

DEEPIKA PADUKONE - FINDING FANNY

ALIA BHATT - 2 STATES

BEST MUSIC

YO YO HONEY SINGH - SUNNY SUNNY (YARIYAN)

ARIJIT SINGH - MANWALAGE (HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIYA)

MEET BROTHERS - BABY DOLL (RAGINI MMS-2)

ANKIT TIWARI - GALIYAN (EK VILLAN)

HIMESH RESHAMIYA - JUMME KI RAAT (KICK)

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

PANDIT BIRJU MAHARAJ - JAGAVE SARRI REHNA (DEDH ISHQIYA)

BOSCO CEASER - TU MERI (BANG BANG)

AHMED KHAN - JUMME KI RAAT (KICK)

SUDESH ADHANA - BISMIL (HYDER)

BEST LYRICS

ANVITA DUTT - LONDON THUMAKDA (QUEEN)

RASHMI SINGH - MUSSKURANE (CITY LIGHTS)

MANOJ MUNTASSIR - GALLIYAN (EK VILLIAN)

GULZAR - BISMIL (HYDER)

BEST PLAYBACK SINGER MALE

ARIJIT SINGH - SAMJAWAN (HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIYA)

ANKIT TIWARI - GALIYAN (EK VILLAN)

SUKHWINDER SINGH - BISMIL (HYDER)

KK AND VISHAL DADLANI - TUNE MAARI ENTRYIA (GUNDAY)

SHAAN - CHAAR KADAM – PK

BEST PLAYBACK SINGER FEMALE

KANIKA KAPOOR - BABY DOLL (RAGINI MMS-2)

SHREYA GHOSHAL - MANWALAGE (HUMPTY SHARMA KI DULHANIYA)

SULTANA, JYOTI NOORAN - PHATAKA GUDDI (HIGHWAY)

CAERMAN SHREEPADA- ZEHRANZAB

BEST PERFORMANCE IN COMIC ROLE - MALE

PANKAJ KAPOOR - FINDING FANNY

VIR DAS - SHADDI KE SIDE EFFECTS

GOVINDA - HAPPY ENDING

SHARIB HASIM - FILMISTHAN

SOURAB SHUKLA - KICK

ABHISHEK BACHCHAN - HAPPY NEW YEAR

BEST PERFORMANCE IN COMIC ROLE – FEMALE

DIMPLE KAPADIA - FINDING FANNY

AMRITA SINGH - 2 STATES

KIRON KHER - KHUBSOORAT

RATNA PHATAK - KHUBSOORAT

SANDHYA MRIDUL - RAGINI MMS 2

BEST PERFORMANCE IN NEGATIVE ROLE

NAWAZUDDIN SIDDIQUE - KICK

TAHIR RAJ BASHIN - MARDANI

KAY KAY MENON - HAIDER

RITESH DESHMUKH - EK VILLAN

BEST ACTRESS IN SUPPORTING ROLE

HUMA QURESI - DEDH ISHQIYA

LISA HAYDON - QUEEN

REVATI - 2 STATES

TABU - HAIDER

SEEMA PHAVA - ANKHON DEKHI

MOST PROMISING DEBUT MALE

DARSHAN KUMAR - MARY KOM

TIGER SHROFF - HEROPANTI

TAHIR RAJ BASHIN - MARDANI

SHARIB HASIM - FILMISTHAN

FAWAD KHAN - KHOOBSURAT

MOST PROMISING DEBUT FEMALE

KIRTI SHANNON - HEROPANTI

DAISY SHAH -

PADRA LEKHA - CITY LIGHTS

MOST PROMISING DEBUT DIRECTOR

SAJID NADIADWALA - KICK

VINIL MATHEW - HASSETOH PHASSE

ABHISHEK VARMAN - 2 STATES

NITIN KAKKAR - FILMISTHAN

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AdnanK 5 years ago

Does the world really need another Bollywood 'pat on the back' award ceremony.

No wonder actors like Amir Khan shy away from such events.

Less is more people!