India's biggest superstar, Shah Rukh Khan has always been a staple at Best Actor nominations at every awards ceremony.
Ghajini may be a remake of a remake, but Aamir managed to deliver an IIFA worthy performance.
Since Hrithik Roshan's performance in Jodhaa Akbar won him his fourth Filmfare award as Best Actor, it is only natural that he be nominated at the IIFA as well.
An interesting new entrant into the best actor nominees club is Abhishek Bachchan for his performance in Dostana.
Some may call this blasphemy, others may think it's high time such a nomination is announced, but either way, Naseeruddin Shah's nomination for A Wednesday has come as something of a surprise.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's nomination in the Best Actress category for Jodhaa Akbar can hardly come as a surprise to anyone.
After winning the Filmfare award for her performance in Fashion, Priyanka Chopra may be confident of repeating her success with the IIFA.
Bollywood's lady with the Midas-touch, Katrina Kaif is also in the running for the Best Actress award this year for her role in Singh is Kinng.
Southern star Asin got the chance of a lifetime with the Hindi remake of Ghajini, and she was shrewd enough to grab it with both hands.
Being a popular sex symbol, Bipasha Basu has so far got few roles that explore her talent as an actress, and more that emphasise her eye-candy status.