Almost Around 500 Bollywood personalities and an 8,000-strong audience reportedly flown in from all over the world to attend the ceremony at Macau. All the winners, except Farah and Jason, were present at the event.
In the technical awards category, ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ swept through the award function with Ballu Saluja bagging Best Editing award, Nitin Chandrakant Desai got the Best Art Direction award, Neeta Lulla for Best Costume Design.
Resul Pokkutty, who made history by winning an Oscar for his work in Slumdog Millionaire , bagged the Best Sound Recording Award for Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini with Amrit.
The Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer ‘Jodhaa Akbar won maximum awards at The International Indian Film Academy(IIFA) on Saturday in Macau.
Double Oscar award winner A R Rahman won the Best Music Director award for ‘Jodhaa Akbar’, Javed Akhtar grabbed the trophy for Best Lyrics category for ‘Jodhaa Akbar’.
Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai -Bachchan got the prestigious Special Award for Global Impact. Abhishekh Bachchan won the Best Comedian award for Dostana.
Shreya Ghoshal got the Best Female Playback singer for ‘Singh is Kinng’
Jason West for ‘Rock On!’ grabbed best Cinematographer award, while Best Choreography award went to Farah Khan for her song Desi girl from ‘Dostana’.
Yesteryear superstar Rajesh Khanna was honored with the Life Time Achievement Award at the function.