Karan Johar’s “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” is the front runner in the nomination pack of the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards with a chance to win in eight categories, followed by “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” which has been nominated across seven categories.
The list of nominations in the popular category for IIFA were announced via a statement on Friday. The global voting will go live on Saturday and will continue till June 18.
Set to be held at the iconic MetLife Stadium in New York July 14-15, the two-day IIFA festival — produced and created by Wizcraft International Entertainment — will see a congregation of film celebrities.
Nominees for Best Actor in Leading Role (Male) are Shahid Kapoor for “Udta Punjab“, Ranbir Kapoor for “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil“, Shah Rukh Khan for “Fan“, Sushant Singh Rajput for “M.S. Dhoni...“, Amitabh Bachchan for “Pink” and Salman Khan for “Sultan“.