Neerja, based on real-life events, won 'Best Film'
New York was given a Desi makeover as the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards took over the city. Bollywood stars descended for IIFA 2017, India’s biggest celebration of the film and entertainment industry.
From IIFA Stomp to IIFA Rocks, it has been a spectacular few days in New York so far, and the headline event was no exception.
Hosting the evening on Saturday 15th July 2017 were the eternally suave Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar.
The evening was filled with performances from some of our favourite stars. From Shahid Kapoor, to Alia Bhatt, to Katrina Kaif, the audience was dazzled with nonstop entertainment.
Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput took the audience back a few decades with their nostalgic retro number, while Varun Dhawan unveiled two new songs from his upcoming film, Judwaa 2.
On the Awards side, IIFA debutant Alia Bhatt took to trophy for ‘Myntra Style Icon’ award. A well-deserved prize seeing as her fashion sense for IIFA 2017 has been truly exceptional!
She also bagged the ‘Best Performance in a Leading Role Female’ award for her incredible role in Udta Punjab.
‘IIFA Woman of the Year’ award went to Taapsee Pannu. The actress won over fans and critics with her exceptional performance in Pink alongside Amitabh Bachchan.
The critically acclaimed film saw director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury take home the award for ‘Best Director’.
There were three films that swept the awards – Udta Punjab, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story and Neerja.
While the drug-fueled thriller saw big awards for Shahid Kapoor for ‘Best Performance in a Leading Role Male’ and even a ‘Best Debutant Male’ award for Diljit Dosanjh. Neerja, based on real-life events, won ‘Best Film’.
Here is the full list of Popular winners for the IIFA 2017 Awards:
Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury for Pink
Best Performance in a Leading Role (Male)
Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab
Best Performance in a Leading Role (Female)
Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab
Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Male)
Anupam Kher for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
Best Performance in a Supporting Role (Female)
Shabana Azmi for Neerja
Best Performance in a Comic Role
Varun Dhawan for Dishoom
Best Performance in a Negative Role
Jim Sarbh for Neerja
Shakun Batra & Ayesha Devitre Dhillon for Kapoor and Sons
Amitabh Bhattacharya for Channa Mereya for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Best Music Direction
Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Amit Mishra for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Kanika Kapoor for Udta Punjab, and Tulsi Kumar for Airlift
Best Debutant (Male)
Diljit Dosanjh for Udta Punjab
Best Debutant (Female)
Disha Patani for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story
A. R. Rahman
IIFA Woman of The Year
Myntra Style Icon Award
The IIFA 2017 Awards has proved to be another spectacular success. With nonstop hungama, live music, stunning fashion and celebrity sightings, New York has witnessed a complete Bollywood takeover!
Congratulations to all the winners of the IIFA 2017 Awards!