If you're itching for some news from Bollywood that isn't about Richard Gere's lascivious lips or Mike Tyson's Indian film dreams, I can offer you the winners for the International Indian Film Academy Awards, which took place in England on Sunday. (The awards travel to different locales every year to increase attention to the Mumbai industry.) This years Boscars had lots of regular awards, plus some special attention for Shilpa Shetty who has had a tumultuous year between her kissing incident and race issues on the UK's Celebrity Big Brother -- they gave her some sort of special award for how she handled the latter.

After the attendees came in on a green carpet to bring attention to global warming, the awards got underway. The big winner for the evening was Rang De Basanti, the film about current-day students and past Indian freedom fighters, which won an impressive five "Boscars" that include Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress and Best Musical Direction. My personal favorite of the awards -- Hrithik Roshan won "Most Glamorous Male Star" (I would soo love to hear the criteria for that one!) as well as Best Actor for his superhero stint in Krrish. The Best Actress nod was won by Rani Mukherji for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna, a film about adultery and the turmoil of marriage. The last of the big award winners was the musical comedy Lage Raho Mannabhai, which grabbed three Boscars. There was almost some turmoil when all was said and done -- the show went on for a whopping 5 hours, until almost 2 a.m., and security was put on high alert when spectators became aggressive. I guess you shouldn't keep moviegoers out past their bedtimes.
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