The IIFA awards are just around the corner and our Bollywood stars have already arrived in the big apple, the New York City. The main awards night is on the 15th of July and we take a look at the nominations for the Best Actor Category – Male. 2016 saw some stellar performances and out of the lot, IIFA has picked the 5 best most popular actors who are the top contenders for the big award.

iifa best actor 20161) AMITABH BACHCHAN – PINK

Amitabh Bachchan, the senior most to be nominated along the younger and not so younger lot is well deserving for his portrayal of Lawyer Deepak Sehgal in Pink. The actor gave a power packed performance in the film that questioned the typical mindset of the society against women.

2) RANBIR KAPOOR – AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL

Ranbir Kapoor has been trying to strike gold at the box office for the past 3 years and with Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, the actor finally got back to where he belongs, the crowd puller star. Ranbir, a lost in love soul gave a heart-wrenching performance as he fought for his Alizeh till the very end.

3) SALMAN KHAN – SULTAN

Salman Khan is not known to be a director’s actor but with Sultan, Salman Khan bared it all in front of the camera. For the first time, Khan didn’t shy away to show his ugly side with a pot belly bulging out and Khan going about being an old hag in the film. The defeated wrestler walking out as a victorious MMA fighter won several hearts and it ended up being one of the biggest blockbusters of 2016.

4) SHAHID KAPOOR – UDTA PUNJAB

Shahid Kapoor literally wowed us with his mega transformation for Udta Punjab. The actor went into the skin of Singer/Drug Addict Tommy Singh so effortlessly that it was difficult for the audience to differentiate Shahid from Tommy Singh.

5) SHAHRUKH KHAN – FAN

Shahrukh Khan after a long time stepped out of his comfort zone and experimented with a film called Fan. The actor had a dual role in the film with Gaurav being Aryan Khan’s Stalker Fan. Gaurav earned a lot of respect amongst the critics and fans as it is believed to be one of SRK’s best performances till date.

Have your favorite pick? Let us know who deserves to win the IIFA Best Actor – Male award this year and why?

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