Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor held hands as they walked in and this boomerang video of them is adorable.
Pink actress Taapsee Pannu
beamed for the cameras and no wonder, she has been nominated in the Best Actress category.
Huma Qureshi chose a printed burgundy number for the big night.
All eyes were on Nargis Fakhri as she made her entry.
Yummy mummy Shilpa Shetty was a sight for sore eyes in a metallic, sexy number.
Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover look like a match made in heaven.
Few things are more pleasing to the eye than a handsome man in a perfectly tailored suit and Varun Dhawan looks good.
Take a look at Salman Khan's dapper avatar.
AR Rahman stole the limelight as he walks the green carpet in a stylish black suit.
The grand event is being hosted by Karan Johar
and Saif Ali Khan.
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.
The spectacle is naturally a big draw for the Indian Diaspora in the US but a lot of local Bollywood fans too have joined the festivities.
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