Vidya Balan-starrer “Tumhari Sulu”, about a housewife who lands a job as a radio jockey, won the Best Picture Award at the International Indian Film Academy Awards 2018 in Bangkok. Irfan Khan was adjudged the Best Actor for his role of a father trying to get his child admitted in a posh English medium school in Delhi in the film “Hindi Medium”.
Sridevi was posthumously awarded the Best Female Actor for “Mom” and her husband, Boney Kapoor, received the trophy for her.
The Best Director trophy was won by Saket Chowdhary for his film “Hindi Medium”.
Newton”, which was India’s official entry to Oscars this year, won the award for Best Story for director Masurkar.
Arijit Singh was announced as the Best Playback Singer (Male) for the song “Hawayein” from “Jab Harry Met Sejal”, while Meghna Mishra won the Best Playback Singer (Female) Award for the track “Main Kaun Hoon” from “Secret Superstar”.
The Best Music Direction Award went to Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi and Akhil Sachdeva for their work on “Badrinath Ki Dulhania.” Anupam Kher, who has over 500 films to his credit, was honoured with the Outstanding Achievement Award at the ceremony.
The award ceremony, held at Bangkok’s Siam Niramit theatre last night, was hosted by director Karan Johar and actor Riteish Deshmukh.