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The first edition of Arab Indo Bollywood Awards (AIBA) will be held in Dubai next month. Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia and Bollywood actor Javed Jaffrey launched the award show to promote Hindi cinema in the Gulf region.

The award ceremony will be held on 9 April at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Manish Paul will host the main event, while Bollywood biggies such as Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra will perform at the award show.

Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Neha Dhupia, Kanika Kapoor and Meet Brothers are expected to give stunning performances, while more than 150 celebrities are expected to attend the show.

During a press conference, director Dhulia said that the award show has been launched to promote Hindi cinema in Arab countries.

"The idea was to create a collaboration between Arab and Indian audiences, which has historically shared a common love for cinema, but most importantly, it was also imperative that as filmmakers, we had an awards platform that did away with the politicking of trophies to allow the emergence of small-budget but good quality cinema," Dhulia said.

"The 25 trophies will be split across the categories of Main, Technical and Special Awards, which will be chosen 50 per cent by the jury members, while the remaining half will be voted by residents of the UAE, either online or via 100 ballot boxes that will be placed around the country," he explained.

The organisers have revealed the list of nominees several categories including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress among others.

An eight-member jury, including director Arbaaz Khan, trade expert Komal Nahta, actor Jaaved Jaffrey, Goldie Behl and Sreedhar Raghavan, shortlisted the films.

Check out the complete list of nominations below:

Best Film

Haider

Queen

PK

Ankhon Dekhi

Two States

Filmistan

Best Actor

Shahid Kapoor – Haider

Salman Khan – Kick

Aamir Khan – PK

Varun Dhawan – Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Sanjay Mishra – Ankhon Dekhi

Best Actress

Kangana Ranaut – Queen

Priyanka Chopra – Mary Kom

Parineeti Chopra – Hasee Toh Phasee

Deepika Padukone – Finding Fanny

Alia Bhatt – 2 States

Best Director

Rajat Kapoor – Ankhon Dekhi

Rajkumar Hirani – PK

Vikas Bahl – Queen

Vishal Bharadwaj – Haider

Abhishek Verman – 2 States

Best Screenplay

Haider

Holiday

2 States

Filmistan

Ankhhon Dekhi

Hasee Toh Phasee

Best Dialogue

PK

Queen

Kick

Haider

4 Sahabzaade

Best Story

Vikas Bhal, Chaitallya Parmar, Parvez Sheikh – Queen

Chetan Bhagat – 2 States

Abhijit Joshi and Rajkumar Hirani – PK

Rajat Kapoor – Ankhon Dekhi

Rajkumar Singh, Chandraprakash Nivedi – Zed Plus

Harshwardhan – Hasee Toh Phasee

Best Choreography

Pandit Birju Maharaj - Jagave Saari Raina (Dedh Ishqiya)

Bosco Ceaser- Tu Meri ( Bang Bang)

Ahmed Khan- Jumme Ki Raat ( Kick)

Sudesh Adhana- Bismil (Haider)

Best Lyrics

Anvita Dutt - London Thumakda (Queen)

Rashmi Singh - Muskurane (City Lights)

Manoj Muntassir - Galliyan (Ek Villian)

Gulzar - Bismil ( Haider)

Best Music

Yo Yo Honey Singh - Sunny Sunny ( Yariyan)

Arijit Singh - Manwa Lage ( Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya)

Meet Brothers - Baby Doll ( Ragini Mms-2)

Ankit Tiwari - Galliyan ( Ek Villan)

Himesh Reshamiya - Jumme Ki Raat (Kick)

Best Playback Singer -Male

Arijit Singh - Samjhawan ( Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania)

Ankit Tiwari - Galliyan ( Ek Villan)

Sukhwinder Singh - Bismil ( Haider)

Kk And Vishal Dadlani - Tune Maari Entriyan ( Gunday)

Shaan - Chaar Kadam – PK

Best Playback Singer- Female

Kanika Kapoor - Baby Doll ( Ragini Mms-2)

Shreya Ghoshal - Manwa Lage ( Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya)

Sultana , Jyoti Nooran - Pataka Guddi ( Highway)

Caerman Shreepada- Zehranzab

Best Performance In A Comic Role - Male

Pankaj Kapoor - Finding Fanny

Vir Das - Shaddi Ke Side Effects

Govinda - Happy Ending

Sharib Hasim – Filmisthan

Saurabh Shukla – Kick

Abhishek Bachchan- Bol Bachchan

Best Performance In A Comic Role – Female

Dimple Kapadia- Finding Fanny

Amrita Singh - 2 States

Kiron Kher - Khubsoorat

Ratna Pathak - Khoobsurat

Sandhya Mridul- Ragini Mms 2

Best Performance In A Negative Role

Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Kick

Tahir Raj Bhasin - Mardaani

Kay Kay Menon - Haider

Riteish Deshmukh - Ek Villan

Best Actor In A Supporting Role-Male

Randeep Hooda - Kick

Ronit Roy - 2 States

Irfan Khan – Haider

Girish Kulkarni- Ugly

Best Actress In Supporting Role-Female

Huma Qureshi - Dedh Ishqiya

Lisa Haydon – Queen

Revati -- 2 States

Tabu -- Haider

Seema Pahwa -- Ankhon Dekhi

Most Promising Debut-Male

Darshan Kumar - Mary Kom

Tiger Shroff – Heropanti

Tahir Raj Bhasin - Mardani

Sharib Hasim - Filmistan

Fawad Khan – Khoobsurat

Most Promising Debut- Female

Kirti Sannon - Heropanti

Daisy Shah – Jai Ho

Patralekha- City Lights

Most Promising Debut Director

Sajid Nadiadwala - Kick

Vinil Mathew - Hasee Toh Phasee

Abhishek Varman- 2 States

Nitin Kakkar - Filmistan