The International Bhojpuri Film Awards (IBFA) is back with its fifth edition. The coveted awards ceremony aims to honour the artistic and technical excellence in the Bhojpuri and Hindi entertainment industry. This year, International Bhojpuri Film Awards 2019 were held in Singapore. Ravi Kishan, Manoj Tiwari, Dinesh Lal Yadav, Aamrapali Dubey and Madhu Sharma turned hosts for the gala awards function. The star-studded ceremony saw the attendance of an array of celebrities including Sunny Deol, Zareen Khan, Krushna Abhishek, Chintu Pandey, Pawan Singh, Kajal Raghwani, Kiku Sharda, Shubhangi Atre, Kumar Sanu, Ritesh Pandey, Sapna Gill and many more. The awards do even had a quirky tagline — Bhojpuri Bamki Singapore Gamki.
IBFA attempts to promote the Bhojpuri culture and traditions on a wider scale, taking the ceremony to various parts of the world. The who’s who of the industry walked the red carpet in their fashionable best, looking supremely stylish and statement-making. The event celebrated the achievements of the industry while also felicitating the top talents across a host of various categories. Here, check out the complete list of winners of IBFA 2019.
Best Film – Border
Best Director – Aslam Sheikh (Maa Tujhe Salaam)
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) – Pawan Singh (Maa Tujhe Sallam)
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) – Kajal Raghawani (Sangharsh)
Best Actor in a Negative Role – Ashok Samarth (Balam Ji I Love You)
Best Actor in a Comic Role – Manoj Tiger (Halfa Macha Ke Gail)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) – Awadhesh Mishra (Sangharsh)
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female) – Subhi Sharma (Nirahua Hindustani 3)
Best Singer (Male) – Pawan Singh (Bhagwan Badi Fursat Se from Maa Tujhe Salaam)
Best Singer (Female) – Priyanka Singh (Maa Tujhe Salaam)
Best Music Director – Rajnish Mishra (Cooler Kurti Main from Deewanapan)
The main event will be telecast as a special programme on New Year’s eve on Big Ganga on 31 December 2019 7 pm onwards.
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