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National Award-winning thriller “Andhadhun” is leading the nominations at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards.

IIFA, 20th edition of awards is going to host India for the first time. They declared its 11 Popular Category nominations for the 20th edition of the awards.

According to a statement, “the wacky crime-thriller-comedy has amassed 13 nominations, which also includes best actor male and female for Ayushmann Khurrana and Tabu.”

Other films, which are also in the nomination list includes, include Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmaavat” and Meghna Gulzar’s “Raazi” with 10 nominations each, followed by Rajkumar Hirani’s “Sanju” with seven nods and another National Award winner, Amit Sharma’s “Badhaai Ho!” with six.

The nominees for best female actor in a leading role include Alia Bhatt for “Raazi”, Deepika Padukone for “Padmaavat”, Neena Gupta for “Badhaai Ho!” and Rani Mukerji for “Hichki”.

Rajkummar Rao (“Stree”), Ranbir Kapoor (“Sanju”), Ranveer Singh (“Padmaavat”) and Vicky Kaushal (“Raazi”) have bagged nominations in the best male actor in a leading role category.

“Declaring winners from the great line-up will be a “tough one” for the Academy,” said Andre Timmins, Co-Founder-Director, Wizcraft International.

“We could not be happier to be preparing to celebrate this special 20th anniversary of IIFA Awards in the very heart of Bollywood, our very own Mumbai city,” Timmins added.

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