Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2017: Aishwarya, Sushant and others win big

The very prestigious Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, 2017 (IFFM) was held on Friday, amidst a glittery celebration. It recognised the best and awarded the deserving performers and technicians for their work. Here we bring to you the complete list of winners of this prestigious festival. (Also Check:PICS: Aishwarya Rai and Aaradhya hoist the Indian National Flag in Melbourne)

Check it out:

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’ and ‘Baahubali 2 – The Conclusion’


Apart from them, filmmaker Karan Johar was also awarded with the Leadership in Cinema Award at this prestigious festival while actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was awarded with the Westpac IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema award.

On this happy occasion, Sushant Singh Rajput said, “I’m extremely honored and grateful to IFFM and the jury for appreciating my performance. Last time I was in Melbourne I was dancing behind Bollywood stars as a background dancer in the Commonwealth games and now being recognized as the best actor really feels great.” [sic]

While, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan said, “I’m so humbled and filed with gratitude to be given this award. We as creative people always wish to do more and I’m far far away from resting. As an artist I have so much more to explore but it’s great to have this honour. But above all I must thank the fans, who have loved me so immensely and it’s because of you we get to live our dream, our passion.” [sic]

Congratulations to all the winners.

Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor's laugh in this video is infectious AF

Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor's laugh in this video is infectious AF

What happens when two madcaps come together? They will make you laugh, guaranteed! That’s exactly what happened when Varun Dhawan and Arjun Kapoor came together recently.

Bollywood is currently prepping for the International Indian Film and Academy Awards (IIFA Awards) and most of the actors have flown to Thailand where the award function is going to be held this year. Varun and Arjun are also going to be present for the Awards and recently, the two were travelling together and shared a video. Now we know what had happened the last time Varun and Arjun came together for Karan Johar‘s ‘Koffee With Karan’- they were a riot!


Watch the video and know what we are talking about:

Varun and Arjun, who are both football fans, seemed upset that this year’s IIFA Awards ceremony is going to be held during the ongoing FIFA World Cup and hence the two will not be hosting the show. ‘Isi liye hame hosting se nikalaya gaya hai,’ says Varun with a laugh. ‘There’s no hosting, only dosting,’ Arjun adds and the two burst into a laughter which is impossible to ignore. (Also Read: ‘Sui Dhaaga’: Varun Dhawan visits a local salon to get his ‘Made In India’ look)

Varun and Arjun are exactly like those people who find their own jokes extremely funny! We are not complaining because we did laugh with them. Their entire conversation is so bad, it’s good!

On the professional front, Varun will be seen in ‘Sui Dhaaga’ which also stars Anushka Sharma and ‘Kalank’ which stars Alia Bhatt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Roy Kapur and Hiten Tejwani.

Arjun will be seen in ‘Namaste England’ and ‘Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar’; both the film stars Parineeti Chopra. He will also be seen in ‘Panipat’ which stars Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt and Kabir Bedi in the lead.

Check out why Ranveer Singh's 'Simmba' set is so hot

Check out why Ranveer Singh's 'Simmba' set is so hot
Image Source - Instagram

Livewire Ranveer Singh is all set to play a cop in Rohit Shetty’s upcoming action-comedy ‘Simmba’. The cast and crew of the film kick-started the first schedule in Hyderabad recently. Since then the actor-director duo has been treating their fans and followers by sharing funny on-the-sets pictures and videos. And now, a ‘hot’ new video has been shared by Ranveer recently!


Even today the actor took to his Instagram account and shared an on-the-sets video in which he, along with director Rohit Shetty, can be seen shooting at a dhobi ghat. Interestingly, in the clip, Ranveer and Rohit are calling their dhobi ghat set as ‘Hot Set’! And we totally agree with them because if you have two dashing and charismatic people like Ranveer and Rohit on a set, the hotness quotient of the set is naturally going to raise. (Also Read:Ranveer Singh calls himself ‘Rohit Shetty ka Hero’ but the director calls him this)

You can check out the video clip below:

After watching this video all we can say is thatmamla is definitely verygaram‘.

‘Simmba’ is the official remake of the South film ‘Temper’, however, the director maintains that this film is going to be very different from the original. The film stars Sara Ali Khan opposite Ranveer Singh. Sara is currently shooting for ‘Kedarnath’ and ‘Simmba’ simultaneously. A case was filed against Sara by her ‘Kedarnath’ director, Abhishek Kapoor for signing ‘Simmba’ even before finishing his film. Fortunately, Sara’s father Saif Ali Khan came to her rescue and settled the matter out of court with Abhishek.

Interestingly, in the film, Ranveer’s character is styled on the line’s of Ajay Devgn‘s Bajirao Singham from ‘Singham’. Reportedly Rohit’s favourite actor Ajay Devgn will be making a special appearance in ‘Simmba’.

Also starring Ashutosh Rana in a pivotal role, ‘Simmba’ is co-produced by Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty. The film is all set to hit the silver screens on December 28.