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Deepika Padukone's "Piku" has left behind Ranveer Singh's "Bajirao Mastani" to bag the maximum number of nominations in the popular categories at TOIFA (Times of India Film Awards) 2016.

"Piku" is leading the nomination list with seven nods, including for best film, best director, best actor and best actress. Deepika has been nominated in the best actor female category, Shoojit Sircar for best director, Amitabh Bachchan for best actor male and Irrfan Khan for the best supporting actor male, Press Trust of India reports.

Ranveer's "Bajirao Mastani," which has swept several award shows, and Kangana Ranaut's "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" have received six nominations each.

"Bajirao Mastani," a historical drama starring Deepika, Ranveer and Priyanka Chopra, has been nominated in the best film category along with "Tanu Weds Manu Returns," Salman Khan's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan," "Piku" and Ranveer's "Dil Dhadakne Do." Sanjay Leela Bhansali has been nominated in the best director category, while his film has registered nominations in the best film, best actor, best actress categories.

Kangana has bagged two nominations in the best actress and critics choice award categories for "Tanu Weds Manu Returns." Aanand L Rai has been nominated for best director, while Deepak Dobriyal has been nominated for best supporting actor and best actor in a comic role for his performance in "Tanu Weds Manu Returns."

Salman's "Bajrangi Bhaijaan," which was the highest grosser of 2015, bagged four nominations, which includes best actor, best film, best director and best actor in supporting role categories.

Anushka Sharma, who impressed critics with her power-packed performance in "NH10," has been nominated in the best actress category for the film. Anushka is competing with Deepika and Kangana in the category.

Check out the nominations in the major categories here:

Best Film
Bajirao Mastani
Dil Dhadakne Do

Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Piku
Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Best Director
Aanand L Rai - Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Kabir Khan - Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Zoya Akhtar – Dil Dhadakne Do

Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Bajirao Mastani
Shoojit Sircar - Piku

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male)
Amitabh Bachchan - Piku
Ranveer Singh - Bajirao Mastani
Salman Khan - Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Varun Dhawan - Badlapur

Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female)
Anushka Sharma - NH10
Deepika Padukone - Tamasha
Deepika Padukone - Piku
Kangana Ranaut - Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)
Anil Kapoor - Dil Dhadakne Do
Deepak Dobriyal - Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Irrfan Khan- Piku

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
Shefali Shah - Dil Dhadakne Do
Priyanka Chopra - Bajirao Mastani
Tabu - Drishyam
Tanvi Azmi - Bajirao Mastani

Best Actor in a Negative Role

Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Badlapur
Manoj Bajpayee – Tevar
Ronit Roy – Guddu Rangeela
Darshan Kumar- NH10

Best Actor in a Comic Role

Deepak Dobriyal – Tanu Weds Manu Returns
Kapil Sharma – Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon
Kartik Aaryan – Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2
Sanjay Mishra – Dum Laga ke Haisha

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