Hit comedy,Bollywood broke box office recordsfilm “3 Idiots” sweeps annual Bollywood awards. The film directed by Rajkumar Hirani that revolves around the lives of three engineering students won 16 out of 31 awards, including best director, at the International Indian Film Awards held in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo, on Saturday 05-06-2010.
It won eight of the 12 technical awards, including best screenplay, best cinematography and editing.
Kareena Kapoor, who starred in 3 Idiots, shared the best actress award with Vidya Balan who was in Paa, a film about a 12-year-old suffering from progeria, a rare, genetic disease that causes rapid aging.
The best actor award went to Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan, who played the child in Paa.
Hollywood makeup artists Christien Tinsley and Dominie Till bagged an award for their work on Bachchan’s much older appearance.
Bachchan, the International Indian Film Awards’ brand ambassador, was not at the awards ceremony. Neither were other big Bollywood names Aamir Khan and Shah Ruk Khan. All said they had prior commitments.
They and other Bollywood stars had been asked to boycott the event by some actors and directors from India’s southern state of Tamil Nadu, who alleged Sri Lankan forces killed ethnic Tamil civilians in the final stages of the war last year.
Sri Lanka’s military defeated Tamil Tiger rebels who had fought for a separate homeland for minority Tamils, who have family and cultural links with the people of Tamil Nadu.
Bachchan’s actor son Abhishek and daughter-in-law, former Miss World and actress Aishwarya Rai, also did not attend.