IIFA Rewind: 13 Years Ago in Malaysia, There Was Aamir's Lagaan

  | June 05, 2015 10:08 IST (Kuala Lumpur)

Aamir Khan and Gracy Singh in a still from Lagaan

Aamir Khan's Lagaan, with a winning combination of sports and nationalism, swept the IIFAs in 2002

This day, that year. Exactly 13 years since they anchored at their favourite destination Malaysia, Bollywood is back again for the 16th edition of the Indian International Film Awards or IIFA.
So let's take a look back at who the newsmakers were in 2002.
It was Aamir Khan's Lagaan, with a winning combination of sports and nationalism, which swept the IIFAs in 2002, scooping Best Film, Best Director for Ashutosh Gowarikar, Best Actor for Aamir, Best Music Director for AR Rahman, Best Lyrics for Javed Akhtar, Best Female Singer for Asha Bhosle, and Best Dialogue.

Tabu's turn as a bar dancer in Chandni Bar won her Best Actress.
With Saif Ali Khan taking Best Supporting Actor for Dil Chahta Hai, Jaya Bachchan was Best Supporting Actress for Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham.
Akshay Kumar did good as bad, taking Best Actor in a Negative Role for Ajnabee. It was Govinda who won Best Actor in a Comic Role for Jodi No 1.
As Bipasha Basu and Arjun Rampal took home Best Debutante, Female and Male, Sadhana received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
13 years since the old guard has made way for the new but one thing remains constant - we cannot get enough of Bollywood and the IIFA razzmatazz.
The IIFA weekend begins today with performances by Hrithik Roshan and Sonakshi Sinha. Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor are to host the award ceremony on Sunday.