28 May 2016 : Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer Bajirao Mastani has bagged 8 nominations in the IIFA awards which will be held in Spain next month. Bajrangi Bhaijaan follows closely in the race with a total of 7 nominations.
The event is slated to be held from 23rd June 2016 to 26th June 2016. This will be the 17th IIFA awards event.
Shoojit Sircar directed Piku has received 6 nominations while Dil Dhadakne Do has managed to be nominated for 5 awards. Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Badlapur and Talvar are the other noted films which have been nominated.
In the female supporting role category, Tanvi Azmi and Priyanka Chopra have been nominated for the film Bajirao Mastani along with Konkana Sen for her performance in Talvar, Huma Qureshi for her role in Badlapur and Anushka Sharma for her performance in Dil Dhadakne Do.
Singer Arijit Singh received two nominations for Roy and Hamari Adhuri Kahani. In the category for best performance in comic role and supporting actor male, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has received a nomination for his role in Bajrangi Bhaijaan. He has also received nomination in the category of best negative role for performance in Badlapur.
Bajirao Mastani, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Talvar, Piku and Bajrangi Bhaijaan have been nominated for the best film . The directors of these films have been nominated for the best director category.