The main award ceremony of IIFA 2017 took place at MetLife Stadium, New York earlier in the day, and it were Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt who walked away with the Best Actor and Best Actress award respectively for their stellar act i Udta Punjab. Sushant Singh Rajput, who was hoping to bag the trophy for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was not particularly happy with Shahid’s win. It was quite evident from a subtle yet sarcastic tweet that he sent out after Shahid was announced as the winner, but that didn’t stop Shahid from celebrating with Alia after the event got over. The two actors went backstage and posted a Boomerang video of themselves with the trophy, and posted it on their repsective Instagram accounts.
While Alia captioned it by saying, “Here’s to Udta Punjab ❤️ @shahidkapoor (sic)”, Shahid wrote, “#Udtapunjab double whammy. Tommy and Mary Jane. Congratulations @aliabhatt. (sic)”. Check out their posts right here:
As for the other awards, Sonam Kapoor’s film Neerja won the Best Film award. Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury got the award for Best Director for his film Pink. Diljit Dosanjh won the Best Debutante (Male) for Udta Punjab, while Disha Patani received Best Debutante (Female) for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.
The 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards, was held in New York from July 13 to July 15. A galaxy of other Bollywood stars like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha and Varun Dhawan attended the event. In fact, Salman, Katrina, Alia, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and Varun also performed at the main event and set the stage on fire with their performances.
IIFA Awards 2017 are going to be aired on Colors in sometime. But if you are not being able to watch them, check out our minute to minute Live blog that we did in the morning to not miss out on anything.