IIFA 2008

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Hrithik wins Best Actor at IIFA

Source: Thai India Date: June 14, 2009 In true Oscar-style, Ashutosh Gowariker’s historical romance “Jodhaa Akbar” swept the International Indian Film Acadmey (IIFA) awards 2009 here Saturday with a perfect 10 bag of trophies, being named the best film and fetching its male lead Hrithik Roshan the best actor award and Gowariker the best director award. Priyanka Chopra was named the best actress for essaying the trials and tribulations of the style industry in “Fashion”. The award for the best female in a supporting role went to Kangana Ranaut for her performance as a down-in-the-dumps model in “Fashion”, while Arjun Rampal walked away with the award for best male actor in a supporting role trophy for playing an unsuccessful and brooding musician in “Rock On!” Abhishek Bachchan got the best comic actor for his performance in “Dostana” and immediately dedicated it to wife Aishwarya Rai and ailing Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh. The award for best actor in a negative role went to Akshaye Khanna for “Race”. Anil Kapoor received the award as Akshay had to leave for some personal work. Neeraj Pandey was given IIFA best story award for his critically acclaimed “A Wednesday”. “Lagaan” was declared the best movie of the decade, veteran Rajesh Khanna was given the lifetime achievement award, Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai were respectively declared the male and female actors of the decade, Rakesh Roshan was named director of the decade and double Oscar-winning A.R. Rahman was honoured with the composer of the decade award. This set of honours were meant to commemorate 10 years of IIFA awards. Rahman was also named the best music director for his soulful compositions in “Jodhaa Akbar”. The music maestro couldn’t attend the event and Gowariker received the award on his behalf. The best male playback singer award went to Javed Ali for crooning “Jashn-e-bahaara” in “Johdaa Akbar”, while Shreya Ghoshal was named the best female playback singer for “Teri ore” in hit romantic comedy “Singh is Kinng”. Well-known Bollywood writer Javed Akhtar won the best lyricist award for penning the song “Jashn-e-bahaara” for “Jodhaa Akbar”. Aishwarya, the daughter-in-law of IIFA brand ambassador Amitbabh Bachchan, was honoured with a special award for an outstanding achievement in international cinema. Director-turned actor Farhan Akhtar got the best male debutant of the year award for “Rock On!”, while Asin Thottumkal got best female debut award for action thriller “Ghajini”. “Jodhaa Akbar” bagged the maximum technical awards at IIFA. While ace designer Neeta Lulla walked away with the best costume design award for “Jodhaa Akbar”, best editing trophy went to Ballu Saluja and best art direction to Nitin Chandrakant Desai for the Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai starrer historical romance. Best Make Up award went to Madhav Kadam for the same film. Resul Pokkutty, who made history by winning an Oscar for his work in “Slumdog Millionaire”, bagged sound recording trophy for Aamir Khan starrer “Ghajini”. The best cinematography award went to Jason West for “Rock On!” and the best choreography award went to Farah Khan for the song “Desi girl” in “Dostana”.


Hrithik the Rockstar

Source: Indian Express Date: June 15, 2009 Is there anything Hrithik Roshan can’t do? After playing a mean thief, a desi superhero and a beautiful king, Hrithik now sings! In his forthcoming Kites, Hrithik, who plays a salsa teacher, sings a soulful English number to woo the hot Latina Barbara Mori. It was director Anurag Basu’s idea to have Hrithik croon the love ditty. “A couple of months back, all of us were just chilling at a party when Hrithik spontaneously began singing. He was so good that it was a revelation. I told him that he must sing in Kites,” says Basu. Initially the actor resisted, but Basu persisted. “He practiced for a month and then recorded the song,” adds Basu. Of course music is in Hrithik’s genes since his paternal grandfather was the noted music composer Roshan and his uncle, Rajesh, composes all Rakesh Roshan’s films. While we’ll have to wait till post Diwali to hear Hrithik’s song, we did get a sneak peek of what the man is capable of. At the just concluded IIFA awards in Macau, when prodded by host Boman Irani to sing, after much deliberation and discussion with wife Susanne, Hrithik took the mic and sang the famous Amitabh Bachchan Yaarana song, Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan. And boy, could he croon.


Hrithik on Cloud 10

Source: Hindustan Times Date: June 16, 2009 Besides being a talented actor and one of the best looking men in the film industry, Hrithik Roshan seems to be good at predicting the future, too. Not only did Hrithik win the best actor award at IIFA, his film Jodhaa Akbar dominated the awards function as well, winning 10 awards. Incidentally, Hrithik had predicted the same two hours before the awards ceremony. “I was born on the tenth day of the month. The floor on which I am putting up [37] adds up to 10, my room number [3700] also adds up to 10. I am going to be very lucky this evening,” Hrithik predicted. And that’s exactly what happened! Sitting in his suite at the Venetian, it’s hard not to quiz Hrithik about his new look. “I just shaved,” he says looking into the mirror, admiring his French beard. As the conversation goes on, wife Sussanne enters, carrying shopping bags in both hands. So, did Hrithik take a tour of the city, too? “No, there was no time. But it seems Sussanne has enjoyed her time at the mall. I will soon know all about this place, as she will sit and tell me about it now.” As he settles back in his chair to continue the interview, we ask him about the rumours regarding him and Barbara Mori. “My grandfather used to say, ‘If you will let yourself be disturbed by people, that means they have managed to win over you’. I believe in this. I know the truth and so does my wife. Beyond that, no third person matters to us,” he says. But why did he walk the red carpet with Barbara and not Sussanne at Cannes? “Cannes was a platform to publicise the film [Kites]. Anything that can represent the film in the best way should be done at such a forum. Barbara and I did the same. It was purely a professional decision taken by my dad.” And has the controversy changed him in any way? “Despite my long career, I’ve never been dragged into controversies. I am a peaceful guy. I don’t confront people and I don’t like arguments. I am not a star and I don’t understand stardom. I am happy the way I am,” he says.Macau, when prodded by host Boman Irani to sing, after much deliberation and discussion with wife Susanne, Hrithik took the mic and sang the famous Amitabh Bachchan Yaarana song, Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahan. And boy, could he croon.


Hrithik and Sussanne scorch the ramp at IIFA

Source: Sawf News Date: June 14, 2009 Hrithik Roshan and gorgeous wife Sussanne scorched the ramp together at Suzanne's sister Farah Ali Khan's jewelry fashion show at IIFA on June 12. Hrithik Roshan rocked a black suit over a black dress shirt sans tie and a scorpion pendant in black thread. His long hair with brown highlights was styled with signature curls. Suzanne looked breathtakingly beautiful in a red satin strapless gown with embellished detail on ruched bodice and sweetheart neckline. She was adorned with an emerald and diamond bib necklace with matching chandelier earrings. "I am not really a jewelry person but first of all the designer is my sister and then the pieces are beautiful and my favorite is the scorpion neck piece that I am wearing," Hrithik said while posing for the photogs on the green carpet. Hrithik's father-in-law, actor/director/producer Sanjay Khan and father Rakesh Roshan cheered the couple from the front row at the show hosted by Suzanne's brother, actor Zayed Khan and singer/actress Sophie Chaudhary.