Bangkok, June 8 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal won the special honours at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) 2008 awards here Sunday night while music composer A.R. Rahman and the Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Om Shanti Om" figured among the winners.
Mumtaz, a popular star of the yesteryears, was also named for the IIFA special honour, while actor Akshay Kumar bagged the special award from the host country, Thailand.
The award for the best performance in a negative role went to Viveik Oberoi for "Shootout at Lokhandwala", while the one for the best performance in a comic role went to Govinda ("Partner").
At the gala ceremony at Siam Niramik here, Karan Johar, Urmila Matondkar, Boma