The Indian Film Fraternity has been going international for quite sometime now and this time the most prestigious award function of the year IIFA 2017, went to New York! The audience spectated one of the biggest award shows ever, with all the big stars of B-Town competing against each other to bag the most coveted award in their respective categories in IIFA awards. 2016 witnessed some big movies like Airlift, Fan, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Pink, Rock On 2, and Udta Punjab, and to celebrate the success and grandeur of these big films, IIFA 2017 was held.
The show was hosted by none other than our very own Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan who shared some good chemistry throughout the night. The awards ceremony was just as special as it is every year. Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Preity Zinta and Shahid Kapoor along with his wife Mira Rajput, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha and Varun Dhawan attended the grand IIFA Awards to celebrate the success of movies from last year. The best film of the year was chosen as Neerja, whereas the award for the best director went to Anirudh Chaudhary for the movie Pink. Award for the best male actor went to Shahid Kapoor and best female actor went to Alia Bhatt, both for their movie Udta Punjab. Best actor in supporting role female was bagged by Shabana Azmi for Neerja whereas best actor in supporting role for male category was chosen Anupam Kher for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
Best Lyricist of the year was Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Channa Mere Ya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and the Best Playback Singer (Male) in the year 2016 was Amit Mishra for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Best Playback Singer (Female) was a tie between Kanika Kapoor for Udta Punjab and Tulsi Kumar for Airlift. Award for Best Music Direction for a movie in the year 2016 was Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil which was pretty much anticipated.
This star studded show featured Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan showcasing his DJ skills at IIFA Stomp alongside DJ Amann Nagpal, Electronica icon B.R.E.E.D, DJ Nasha, as they raised the excitement with their unique music. Another facet to IIFA Stomp was a glamorous Fashion Show right in the heart of the city! Myntra presented its collection with show-stoppers, and Bollywood divas Dia Mirza and Taapsee Pannu. IIFA Awards 2017 function will be broadcast soon enough on the television for you all to sit back and enjoy.