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List of winners of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne which happened recently was a starry affair. The who's who of Bollywood galore at the event and made the night even more special.

IIFM 2017 List of winners of the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Source : Press

The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne which happened recently was a starry affair. The who's who of Bollywood galore at the event and made the night even more special. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was accompanied with her daughter Aaradhya Bachchan and she even got the honor to hoist the Indian National Flag at the Federation Square on account of the 70th Independence Day. Her heartfelt speech in Hindi garnered appreciations. Let's now take a look at the list of winners of IIFM 2017.

Best Indie Film: Lipstick Under My Burkha 

Best Director: Nitesh Tiwari  for Dangal 

Equality in Cinema Award: Director/Actor Rahul Bose for Poorna 

Best Actress: Konkona Sen Sharma for Lipstick Under My Burkha 

Best Actor: Sushant Singh Rajput for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story 

Best Actor (Special Mention): RajKummar Rao for Trapped 

Best Film: Pink 

People's Choice Award: Dangal & Bahubali 2 

Karan Johar was awarded the Leadership in Cinema Award at this prestigious festival and he presented the IFFM Diversity Award to Garth Davis, director of the Academy nominated film LION. Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was awarded the Westpac IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema award, presented by The Victorian Premier. 

Sushant Singh was overwhelmed after receiving the award and a leading daily quoted him saying as, "Thank you so so much. I'm so honored. Last time I was in Melbourne it was in 2006 was the Commonwealth Games where I was a backup dancer for the so so beautiful Bollywood stars and this time I'm here to receive the Best Actor Award." 

Congratulations to all the winners!