The main award ceremony of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) is finally happening at the MetLife Stadium in the city of New York! A galaxy of Bollywood stars including Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Varun Dhawan among others will be attending the show. Needless to say, it is going to be a spectacular and glamorous night which honors and celebrates excellence and deserving work in Indian cinema. Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar are hosting the star studded night with dazzling performances by Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon.
While the award ceremony of IIFA 2017 is going to be telecast on Colors at 7 pm, but you don’t have to wait till then, as we are bringing you all the updates Live from New York. Check out all the Live updates of IIFA Awards 2017 right here:
# Green Carpet event commences and celebs are starting to arrive at the MetLife Stadium.
# Anil Kapoor, Atul Kasbekar, Divya Khosla Kumar, Tulsi Kumar, Dia Mirza, Priety Zinta and Abhay Deol are the first batch of celebs to stun at the green carpet.
A ‘Jhakaas’ selfie with the superstar himself @AnilKapoor. #IIFA2017 pic.twitter.com/ZPvgyC2Git
# And here they are! Mira Kapoor makes her debut on the green carpet of IIFA Awards 2017 with Shahid Kapoor. And their PDA is not to be missed.
# Taapsee Pannu is the next to arrive. Although she disappointed with her choice of outfit yesterday at IIFA Rocks, but boy, she is looking gorgeous today in her shimmery gown. You can check out her look here.
# Oh my my! Look at Nargis Fakhri slaying the green carpet of IIFA 2017 showing ample of cleavage in her maroon gown.
#Uh, we are not sure if we like this splash of colours, but Sonakshi Sinha has appeared on the green carpet. Check out her pictures. Do you like?
# We are loving Huma Qureshi’s pink gown. Are you?
# The lovely couple, who ditched IIFA Rocks yesterday are here for the main event. Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover, gents and ladies.
# And here he is! The man of the hour, Salman Khan looking dapper as always in his black suit with blue shirt.
# And Varun Dhawan is here ladies looking all handsome in his black and white tuxedo.
# Music maestro AR Rahman is here and wearing a shimmery black blazer that we are totally digging.
Director Kabir Khan and wife Mini Mathur step on the green carpet
And the main event begins! Our hosts Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar get the ball rolling.
#Alia Bhatt’s performance has begun. We see her pulling Varun as both of them shake a leg on the title track of Badrinath Ki Dulhania
And here is another video of Alia Bhatt pumping the energy with her opening act
#Salman Khan croons to his song, Main Hoon Hero and sends the audience at MetLife stadium into a tizzy.
#Here are some more stills from Alia’s energetic performance at IIFA 2017
After he act, Alia Bhatt goes to the green carpet and poses for the paparazzi. And OMG! She is looking lovely, there is no denying it.
#Varun Dhawan gets the Best Actor in a Comic Role award for Dishoom. Shilpa Shetty presented him the award. He dedicated the award to his brother, who directed the film that also starred John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez.
# Amitabh Bhattacharya wins the Best Lyricist Award for Channa Mereya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
#Alia Bhatt sings Samjhaavan as she takes the Style Icon Award.
Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi Sinha pose together at the green carpet. Sonakshi changed from that hideous sari to a red gown.
Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon set the stage on fire as they perform together
# Pritam gets the Best Music Award for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
# Woman Of The Year Award goes to Taapsee Pannu for her stellar act in Pink
# Best Actor In A Negative Role goes to Jim Sarbh for Neerja
# Kanika Kapoor gets the Best Playback Singer (Female) Award for Udta Punjab
# Tulsi Kumar also got the same award for Airlift
#Katrina Kaif gives a sizzling performance as she dances on Kaala Chashma. Watch the video here:
#Disha Patani bags the Best Debut Award (Female) for MS Dhoni: An Untold Story
# We will just leave this here:
#Diljit Dosanjh wins Best Debutante Male for Udta Punjab. He received the award from Alia Bhatt. They also gave an impromptu performance.
#Varun Dhawan pays a tribute to his dad, David Dhawan as he performs on all of his songs and sets the stage on fire. Watch the video here:
#AR Rahman received a special award for his contribution to Indian cinema
#Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt sing a birthday song for Katrina Kaif, who will turn a year older tomorrow. How cute!
#Shahid Kapoor gets the Best Actor Award for Udta Punjab. The award was presented to him by Katrina Kaif. He thanked his wife Mira Kapoor and called her his lucky charm.
# Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja gets the Best Film Award, while Movie Of The Year Award went to Pink.
# Alia Bhatt bagged the Best Actress Award for Udta Punjab.
# And here it is. The performance of the night. Salman Khan took to the stage and brought the house down as he performed on his songs. Oh, and Varun Dhawan joined him too on the stage. Watch the video here:
So there you are! Yet another edition of IIFA has come to an end. Stay tuned as we bring you all the hot scoop and gossip right here.