The 18th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards is turning out be an entertaining one. From effective performances to cheeky banter, the event has it all. Minutes ago, Varun Dhawan was declared the winner of the Best Actor In A Comic Role for his part in Dishoom.
His ‘dulhania’ Alia Bhatt took home the Myntra Style Icon trophy.
Furthermore, Jim Sarbh won the award for Best Performance In A Negative Role for the portrayal of a dreaded terrorist in Neerja.
Disha Patani was adjudged the Best Debutant- Female for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
Up next, Diljit Dosanjh, who enthralled New Yorkers with his performance yesterday, was handed the award for Best Debutant – Male (Udta Punjab).
Taapsee Pannu bagged IIFA Woman of the Year.
A while ago, we told you that Alia Bhatt entertained attendees by performing on a medley of her hit numbers. Interestingly, while performing on the title track of Badrinath Ki Dulhania, she made her way into the crowd and pulled good friend Varun Dhawan to dance with her. The duo shook a leg to the hook step of the number, much to the delight of the audience.
Meanwile, the first-ever International Indian Film Academy Awards were held in 2000 at the Millennium Dome in London and since then the glitzy ceremony has traversed 12 countries.
This is the second IIFA outing in the US. The 2014 edition of the event, touted as the Oscars of Bollywood, was held in Tampa Bay, Florida.
The kick-off party for the three-day 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend started on Thursday night with the Stomp At Times Square- a free-for-public Bollywood event right opposite the iconic red stairs of Times Square.
Thumbnail Image Source: instagram/IIFA & instagram/ixmahai
They say the best things in life are free! India’s favourite music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X Jhakaas, 9X Tashan, 9XO are available Free-To-Air. Make a request for these channels from your Cable, DTH or HITS operator.