'3 Idiots' Wins Five at Global Indian Music Awards
Record-Breaking Comedy Now a Multi-Award Winner
NEW DELHI -- India's most successful film of all-time, comedy caper 3 Idiots, picked up five honors at the first Global Indian Music Awards Wednesday night in Mumbai.
GIMA is produced by event management company Wizcraft International in association with industry body Indian Music Industry.
While the Indian industry has numerous film-centric awards, GIMA aims to be the latest attempt at establishing an award for the music industry honoring both film and non-film genres across 29 categories.
3 Idiots picked up nods for best album, best lyricist (Swanand Kirkire), best playback singers (Shaan and Shantanu Moitra), best engineer (Bishwadeep Chatterjee and Anup Dev) and most popular song (All Izz Well).
Best film song went to Iktara from Wake Up Sid, which also garnered best playback singer and singer of the year for Kavita Seth.
A special award honoring outstanding contribution by an Indian on the global stage was bestowed upon sitar legend Ravi Shankar known for his collaborations with The Beatles, especially George Harrison, and father of songstress Norah Jones.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Indian filmdom's iconic playback singer Lata Mangeshkar by Oscar and Grammy-winning producer/composer A R Rahman.
The award for best anti-piracy initiative was given to the state government of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is the capital.
The GIMA ceremony also saw live performances by top Bollywood talent such as actress Kareena Kapoor and actors Salman Khan and Saif Ali Khan.