IIFA awards 2008.
The International Indian film Academy (IIFA) awards, 2008, were presented in a colourful evening in Bankok this year. Awards were given for different categories of Indian films including best composer award, technical awards, best actor, actress awards, etc.
Very significantly the award winners were the same celebrities who won the filmfare awards for their achievements in the year. AR Rehman received the best composer award for his music composition in the film Guru. He had received around 7 filmfare awards by this time and is looking forward of breaking the record of Shankar Jaikishan for receiving 8 filmfare awards.
Shahrukh Khan won the best actor award for his performance in the film Chakde India and Kareena Kapoor won best actress award for her performance in the film Jab We Met. Konkona Sen Sharma won the best supporting actress award for her performance in Life in a Metro. Chak De India got the award for the best film of the year. Govinda won the best comedian award for his performance in Partner.
There is a trend of bollywood awards in the last few years that the same actors and actresses have got these awards one after the other. Shahrukh Khan had been getting the awards one after the other. There is a question mark in the minds of many viewers that why cant god actors, actresses or singers, composers, fail to receive even a single award for their good performance.
For example, Shahid Kapoor received nothing for his performance in Jab We Met. Amir Khan’s film Tare Zameen Par could have received the best film award. It has been the tradition for the last 50 years. On one hand composers like Madanmohan, Ghulam Mohammad did not receive any filmfare award, Dharmender, Jeetender did not receive any best actor award, on the other hand few actors, actresses, composers, directors got the award many times.
IIFA should break the trend and judge the best performance independently and encourage and motivate new talents in the industry.