Entertainment News, Nation, (Bangkok), June 25:-Late actress Sridevi’s ‘Mom’ and Irrfan Khan-starrer ‘Hindi Medium’ on Sunday clinched the top honours at the 19th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, which saw Bollywood’s evergreen actress Rekha take fans down the memory lane through her mesmerising performance after a hiatus of 20 years.
Besides that, the star-studded gala witnessed dazzling performances by Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Iulia Vantur, Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Bobby Deol.
While Sridevi was posthumously given the Best Actress award for her role of a mother in ‘Mom’, Irrfan was given the Best Actor trophy for his comical performance in ‘Hindi Medium’.
Sridevi’s husband, producer Boney Kapoor, accepted the award on her behalf. While, producer Dinesh Vijan took the award for Irrfan, who is currently undergoing Neuroendocrine tumour treatment in London.
“I have mixed emotions today. I miss her every minute and second of my life. I still feel she is around here. I want you all to support Janhvi like you supported her mother,” Boney said.
Meanwhile, Vidya Balan’s ‘Tumhari Sulu’ was chosen as the Best Film.
The Best Director award was given to Saket Chaudhary for ‘Hindi Medium’.
Amid all that, the awards gala – hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Riteish Deshmukh – also paid tributes to late legendary actors Shashi Kapoor and Vinod Khanna.
Vinod Khanna’s award was accepted by filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, while Rishi and Ranbir Kapoor took Shashi Kapoor’s award.
While, outstanding Achievement by an Actor in Indian Cinema was given to Anupam Kher.
-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)