"I feel so blessed. especially to be a part of this absolutely wonderful year, to be nominated with films like Dangal, Pink and Baahubali, which I felt so proud to be associated with in a tiny way", Johar said.
Nitesh Tiwari win the Best Director Award for Dangal.
"Last time I was in Melbourne I was dancing behind Bollywood stars as a background dancer in the Commonwealth Games and now being recognised as the best actor really feels great", Sushant said in a statement.
According to The Indian Express, Aishwarya thanked the IFFM director by saying, "Thank you so much Melbourne, thank you everyone for giving us such a moment of pride and happiness with so much love and warmth". I'm so honoured. Last time I was in Melbourne it was in 2006 was the Commonwealth Games where I was a backup dancer for the so so attractive Bollywood stars and this time I'm here to receive the Best Actor Award.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan mesmerised all with her presence at the IFFM Awards 2017.
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We are so calm. "I was telling the players that we can not make excuses, so we have to be ready and try to win the games and that's it".
Adoring crowds waved out to her as daughter Aaradhya saw it all with a beaming smile. The Bachchan bahu was felicitated with IFFM Excellence in Global Cinema award.
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This award was won by Rajkummar Rao for Trapped. Sushant was named best actor for his role in M S Dhoni: The Untold Story, while the best actress honour went to Lipstick Under My Burkha star Konkona.
The star studded gala event was also attended by Malaika Arora, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Shoojit Sircar.