Indian film 3 Idiots sweeps Bollywood awards

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A film that broke box-office records in India has won nearly all the top International Indian Film Awards in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The comedy 3 Idiots, starring Aamir Khan and directed by Rajkumar Hirani, won 16 out of 27 awards, including best director and best film.

But members of the film industry from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu had asked Bollywood stars to boycott the event in protest against the treatment of Sri Lanka's Tamil minority.

Roopa Suchak reports.

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