- Associated Press - Sunday, June 26, 2011

TORONTO (AP) - A tale about a corrupt police officer, “Dabangg”, has snagged the best picture award at the glitzy, star-studded 12th International Indian Film Academy awards in Toronto, held on North American soil for the first time.

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan took the prize for leading male role for the film “My Name is Khan,” about the treatment of Muslims in a world of heightened suspicions following the September 11, 2001, terror attacks. Khan played the family’s Muslim patriarch who suffers from Asperger’s syndrome. The hit film, nominated in seven categories, also took home the prize for best direction.

Anushka Sharma won the leading female role award for “Band Baaja Baaraat”. The awards were handed out early Sunday.

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