Actor Farhan Akhtar (left) plays the legendary athlete Milkha Singh (right) in the biopic.
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The biopic of a sprinter who survived India's partition but fell short in his most famous race swept Bollywood's awards Sunday in a party that brought US stars to the dance floor."Bhaag Milka Bhaag," the story of Olympian Milka Singh, took the prizes for best picture, best director and best actor at the International Indian Film Academy awards in a marathon gala at a packed stadium in Tampa, Florida, in the event's first time in the United States.Farhan Akhtar, one of the hosts of the awards ceremony, won best actor for the role.Best leading actress went to Deepika Padukone, who was nominated for three films. The International Indian Film Academy always holds its awards outside of India in a bid to show Bollywood's international appeal.Hrithik Roshan took inspiration from his award-nominated superhero character in "Krrish 3" by appearing in a science-fiction costume of flashing neon.
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