IIFA Awards 2016 were most anticipated for 1) they were the last awards before the season concluded, and 2) Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Ranveer Singh’s Bajirao Mastani were head to head with each other – but only one could take it home.

To say we were surprised by the results wouldn’t be far from the truth. Best cinematography, best screenplay and best picture were taken up by Bajrangi Bhaijaan, whereas best performance in a supporting role (female), best performance in a leading role (male) and best direction were awarded to Bajirao Mastani.

Was it a politically correct move or was this PERFECT split coincidental and kind of justified? Our lips are sealed.

This was originally published in Masala Magazine. Image copyright – Cherry Cross