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‘Haider’ wins big at IIFA technical awards


Mumbai: Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespearean drama “Haider” emerged as a big winner at the recently announced International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) technical awards, after bagging six honours including costume designing for Dolly Ahluwalia.

Bhardwaj won the best background score honour. The film’s other wins include sound mixing (Debajit Changmai), sound design (Shajith Koyeri), production design (Subrata Chakraborty and Amit Ray) and make-up (Preetisheel Singh and Clover Wootton). Shahid Kapoor-starrer “Haider” is leading the nominations list at the main awards with nine nods.

Other winners in the technical category were Kangana Ranaut-starrer “Queen” and “Kick” with two awards each. “Queen” took home the award for best screenplay (Vikas Bahl, Chaitally Parmar, Parveez Shaikh) and best editing (Anurag Kashyap and Abhijit Kokate), while “Kick” walked away with best choreography (Ahmed Khan) and best special effects – visual (Reupal Rawal).

“Ek Villian” won for song recording (Eric Pillai) and Aamir Khan’s “PK” walked away with an honour for best dialogue for Abhijit Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani.

“2 States” won the best cinematography honour and Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif’s “Bang Bang” took home an accolade for best action (Parvez Shaikh and Andy Armstrong).

The IIFA Rocks and Technical Awards are set to take place on June 5 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The main award ceremony will be held on June 7.

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