Every year it’s held in a different location, last year it was Madrid, and this year was New York’s turn…
A HOST of Bollywood stars brought the curtain down on the three-day International Indian Film Academy (IFFA) Awards in New York with a string of high energy performances and an awards ceremony.
Thousands gathered at the Met Life Stadium to witness the spectacle and scream at their favourite stars…
Actor Saif Ali Khan and director Karan Johar were the hosts of awards ceremony and among the performers on the night were Alia Bhatt, Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon.
Varun Dhawan, of the new generation of stars, saluted his father (Bollywood big hitting director David) and virtually stole the show.
Among the other highlights was an award for AR Rahman, who performed at the Friday (July 14) event.
There was also a talk by director Kabir Khan who spoke about the commercial disappointment of his latest film, ‘Tubelight‘ with Bollywood megastar Salman Khan.
‘Udta Punjab’ – the hard-hitting Bollywood film about drug use in Punjab was among the big winners on the night.
The IIFA Awards Winners: (films in brackets)
· Best Picture- Neerja
· Best Story- Ayesha Devitre Dhillon, Shakun Batra (Kapoor & Sons)
· Best Performance in a comic role- Varun Dhawan (Dishoom)
· Best Direction- Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury (Pink)
· Best Actor in a leading role Female- Alia Bhatt (Udta Punjab)
· Best Actor in a leading role Male- Shahid Kapoor (Udta Punjab)
· Best Lyricist- Amitabh Bhattacharya (Channa Mereya)
· Best Music Director-Pritam (Ae Dil Hai Mushkil)
· Best Negative Role- Jim Sarbh (Neerja)
· Best Playback Singer Female- Kanika Kapoor (Udta Punjab- Da Da Dasse) and Tulsi Kumar (Airlift- Soch Na Sake)
· Best Playback singer Male- Amit Mishra(Ae Dil Hai Mushkil- Bulleya)
· Supporting Actor Female- Shabana Azmi (Neerja)
· Supporting Actor Male Anupam Kher (M.S. Dhoni)
· Myntra Style Icon Award-Alia Bhatt
· Woman of the Year- Taapsee Pannu
· Best Debut Male- Diljit Dosanjh (Udta Punjab)
· Best Debut Female- Disha Patani (M.S. Dhoni)
The awards show will be broadcast on the Indian channel Colors TV in the UK.
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All pictures and gallery captions courtesy of IFFA.