IIFA 2017: Alia-Shahid Best Actors for Udta Punjab; Neerja bags Best Film Award
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
The extravaganza is being hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan.
Bollywood stars dazzling at Bollywood's prestigious Award show in New York. (Photos: Instagram
Mumbai: The most prestigious award shows of Bollywood- IIFA (International Indian Film Academy Awards) is celebrating the most-loved films of the year 2016 in New York. The stars from the glamour world have descended there.
The extravaganza is being hosted by none other than the flamboyant filmmaker Karan Johar and the Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan, and joining them for a segment is talented Varun Dhawan.
The 18th edition of IIFA will be graced by spectacular performances by Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Varun and others. However, ‘Raabta’ co-stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon will be doing a couple performance.
Talking about what IIFA is to these stars, Salman said, "It always feels great to be a part of the IIFA Movement and I look forward to the IIFA Festival in New York."
Katrina added, "I’m really excited and looking forward to performing at the IIFA Awards this year. It is such a great platform that not only showcases the celebration of cinema globally, but also it’s a great opportunity for us to reach out to our fans worldwide. I am excited that this year, it is happening in one of my favourite cities – New York!"
An excited Varun shared, "Varun Dhawan shared saying, "I am absolutely excited to be a part of IIFA Awards in New York this year. I’m looking forward to join everyone and see fans at the amazing MetLife Stadium. This year is truly going to be a grand celebration and I can’t wait to be there!"
Here is the list of winners of IIFA 2017:
Best Actor- Shahid Kapoor (Udta Punjab)
Best Actress- Alia Bhatt (Udta Punjab)
Best Film- Neerja
Best Actor in a Comic Role- Varun Dhawan (Dishoom)
Best Actor in a Negative Role- Jim Sarbh (Neerja)
Style Icon of The Year- Alia Bhatt
Best Debutante– Disha Patani (M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story)
Best Debutant- Diljit Dosanjh (Udta Punjab)
Woman of The Year- Taapsee Pannu
Special Contribution to Indian Cinema- AR Rahman
Best Supporting Actress- Shabana Azmi (Neerja)
Best Supporting Actor- Anupam Kher (M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story)
Best Director- Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury (Pink)
Best Music Director- Pritam (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
Best Lyricist- Amitabh Bhattacharya (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
Best Singer Male- Amit Mishra (Bulleya- Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
Best Singer Female- Tulsi Kumar (Soch Na Sake-Airlift) and Kanika Kapoor (Udta Punjab)
Also, here are some glimpses of the stars straight from the Award show: