the main event of the night was the return of Rekha on stage after 20 years
Bangkok was the hotspot for the 19th IIFA 2018 Awards.
Celebrating the best of Indian cinema from the last 12 months, the industry’s biggest stars arrived for a weekend of entertainment and glitzy events.
On Friday 22nd June, the likes of Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Anil Kapoor and Bobby Deol enjoyed a spectacular IIFA Rocks show.
Finally, for the main event on Sunday 24th June 2018, hosts Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh brought laughs, banter and even some Bhangra to the stage as they revealed the winners of IIFA 2018.
The big winners included Tumhari Sulu which won ‘Best Film’.
The Vidya Balan film against the likes of Bareilly Ki Barfi, Hindi Medium, Newton and Akshay Kumar’s Toilet – Ek Prem Katha.
Interestingly, the Rajkummar Rao starrer Newton took home ‘Best Story’ for writer and filmmaker Amit V Masurkar. While Irrfan Khan deservingly won the award for ‘Best Actor’ his stellar performance in Hindi Medium.
The late Sridevi was awarded a posthumous trophy for her incredible role in Mom. Husband, Boney Kapoor received the award, sharing some fond and heartfelt memories of the cinematic icon.
Amaal Malik received the award for ‘Best Music Direction’ for the Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt rom-com Badrinath Ki Dulhania. While ‘Best Debut Director’ went to actress turned filmmaker, Konkona Sen Sharma for A Death in The Gunj.
Aside from the big wins of the night, guests were treated to an array of showstopping dance performances.
While a cheeky Varun Dhawan excited the crowd with his Judwa 2 moves, the crowd went wild for Ranbir Kapoor in his rockstar avatar, who descended from the ceiling with an electric guitar, sunglasses and leather jacket.
The Sanju star danced to some of his big hits, including ‘Balam Pichkari’ and more.
The evening also saw the stars pair up for even fiercer performances. Celebrating the success of Race 3, Bobby Deol danced with none other than Iulia Vantur in a memorable spectacle.
Notably, Bobby also welcomed his return to the big screen by taking guests down memory lane with some of his biggest film hits.
Also joining hands were Kriti Sanon and Arjun Kapoor who have spent the last few days sharing their rehearsal progress on Instagram.
But perhaps the main event of the night was the return of Rekha on stage after 20 years.
The veteran actress brought full Umrao Jaan vibes to the prestigious gathering with her traditional Indian attire.
And the eternal beauty proved why she remains a superstar of Indian cinema, with her faultless Kathak-style dances to ‘Salaam-e-Ishq’ and ‘Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya’.
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Adding the wow factor to an already enjoyable evening, the star enchanted guests with her incredible performance.
Here is the full list of winners of the IIFA 2018 Awards:
Saket Chaudhary – Hindi Medium
Best Actor (Female)
Sridevi – Mom
Best Actor (Male)
Irrfan Khan – Hindi Medium
Best Actor In Supporting Role (Female)
Meher Vij – Secret Superstar
Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male)
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Mom
Amit V Masurkar – Newton
Best Music Direction
Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi, Akhil Sachdeva – Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Best Background Score
Pritam, Jagga Jasoos
Nitesh Tiwari, Shreyas Jain – Bareilly Ki Barfi
Hitesh Kewalya, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani, Galti Se Mistake (Jagga Jasoos)
Marcin Laskawiec, Usc, Tiger Zinda Hai
Shweta Venkat Mathew, Newton
Manoj Muntashir – Mere Rashke Qamar (Baadshaho)
Best Playback Singer (Female)
Meghna Mishra – Main Kaun Hoon (Secret Superstar)
Best Playback Singer (Male)
Arijit Singh – Hawayein (Jab Harry Met Sejal)
Best Sound Design
Dileep Subramaniam and Ganesh Gangadharan (YRF Studios) – Tiger Zinda Hai
Best Special Effects
Ny Vfxwaala (Prasad Vasant Sutar) – Jagga Jasoos
Best Style Icon of the Year
Best Debut Director
Outstanding Achievement by an Actor in Indian Cinema
As expected, the IIFA 2018 Awards proved to be the biggest Bollywood party of the year! We can’t wait to see where the stars jet off for the next instalment!
Congratulations to all of the winners!
Find out who was the best dressed celebrity on the green carpet here.
See more images from the fun-filled evening in our gallery below: