Tampa Bay (Florida), April 26:
Filmmaker Rakesh Om Prakash Mehra’s “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, which has already garnered several awards, claimed nine technical awards at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2014 being held here.
“Bhaag Milkha Bhaag” bagged the awards for best cinematography (Binod Pradhan), best screenplay (Prasoon Joshi), best dialogue (Prasoon Joshi), best editing (P.S. Bharti), best sound design (Nakul Kamte), best sound mixing (Pranav Shukla), best background score (Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy), best costume designing (Dolly Ahluwalia) and best make-up (Vikram Gaikwad).
Milkha Singh grabbed the limelight during the award show, as Farhan Akhtar sang “Zinda” from the movie and “Senorita” from “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” and later got down from the stage and hugged the Olympian.
Singer Mika Singh sang some of his hit songs, and also got Hrithik Roshan on stage who grooved to his “Agal Bagal” song from “Phata Poster Nikla Hero”.
Sonakshi Sinha and Bipasha Basu also performed to a few dance numbers.
Rakesh Roshan’s “Krrish 3” won two awards – best action (Sham Kaushal and Tony Ching Siu Tung) and best special effects-visuals (Keitan Yadav and Haresh Hingorani – Red Chillies VFX).
Rohit Shetty’s blockbuster hit “Chennai Express” won for best song recording (Vinod Verma for “Lungi Dance”) and best sound mixing (Anup Dev) along with “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”.