Hrithik Roshan bagged his fifth International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) in the Best Actor in a Leading Role category for his performance in Vikram Vedha, commemorating the experience the versatile actor shared a reel on social media.
Hrithik Roshan reveals his special connection with IIFA in new video: “My first shot as Vedha was in Abu Dhabi”
Presenting an unseen facet of his versatility, Hrithik Roshan impressed with his impactful performance as the menacing Vedha in Vikram Vedha. Paying attention to all details, Hrithik aced the mannerisms to the accent as the dreaded yet ethically sound gangster, making him worthy of all the praises and accolades for his role.
Bagging the award at the event in Abu Dhabi, Hrithik Roshan had decided it to the makers of his film Pushkar and Gayatri saying, “I have lived with Vedha for many years now. It began right here in Abu Dhabi. I gave my first shot as Vedha here...it feels like life has come full circle to me. Vedha helped me unleash madness inside me which I did not know existed. Thank you universe and thank you Vedha for helping me discover that madness and helping me discover the strength to hold that madness. I really love and admire characters which are born out of a deep collaboration between an actor and a director. And I know for a fact I wouldn't be standing here this evening if it wasn't for my directors.”
Saying this, Hrithik Roshan invited the co-writers and director duo Pushkar and Gayatri on stage, dedicating the award to them and expressed his gratitude for them. The director duo also showered their love on Hrithik Roshan, reciprocating the admiration and respect.
Summarising his experience, Hrithik Roshan shared a video offering glimpses as he got ready in his dapper suit for the event, alongwith highlights from his media interactions and the winning moment on stage. He captioned the post saying, "Always feels like Home at @iifa ???? #IIFA2023 Awards priemere on Colours Tv & Jio Cinema App this 18 June, 8 pm Onwards"
Interestingly, Hrithik Roshan’s debut film Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai released in 2000, same year that IIFA was instituted. The Indian superstar revealed the same during his press interaction at the award ceremony. Hrithik Roshan said, “I’ve got some amazing memories with IIFA; IIFA and I began together in 2000.”
As the IIFA was held in Abu Dhabi this year, Hrithik Roshan revealed another interesting anecdote saying, “Abu Dhabi is where I gave my first shot as an actor”, recalling his first ever scene for Vikram Vedha shot in the city.
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Hrithik Roshan won his first ever IIFA trophy being honoured as the Best Performance In A Leading Role for his debut film Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai, followed by Koi… Mil Gaya, Krrish, Jodhaa Akbar and now Vikram Vedha. Currently, Hrithik Roshan holds the record for the most IIFA recognitions for Best Actor.
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