Soon after Katrina Kaif, Kartik Aaryan, and Dia Mirza graced the IIFA press conference event in Mumbai, the social media team of IIFA announced the nominations list for the 21st edition of the prestigious awards. While Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer Gully Boy rapped its way ahead with 14 nominations, Shahid Kapoor’s Kabir Singh followed close with 8 and Ayushmann Khurrana’s Article 15 with 7 nominations. Also Read - Kabir Singh, Professor From Money Heist or Bobby Deol From Aashram? India Captain Virat Kohli's No-Shave Look Sparks Hilarious Memefest | SEE VIRAL PIC
It also announced the Technical winners at the event. Bollywood film Gully Boy led the winners’ list by stepping away with 3 IIFA Technical Awards. Also Read - Broken But Beautiful 3 Teaser: Sidharth Shukla's 'Kabir Singh' Avatar Rules Hearts Again
Taapsee Pannu has been nominated in the Best Actress category for her role in Badla and she competes with Kareena Kapoor Khan for Good Newwz, Alia Bhatt for Gully Boy, Vidya Balan for Mission Mangal and Priyanka Chopra Jonas for The Sky Is Pink. Also Read - Ranveer Singh's 83 To Release in June, Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi in April, Here's All We Know!
Ayushmann Khurrana has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his role in Article 15 and he competes with Ranveer Singh for Gully Boy, Ayushmann for Article 15, Hrithik Roshan for Super 30 and Vicky Kaushal for Uri: The Surgical Strike.
The three-day star-studded event (the awards night) in Madhya Pradesh will be the most entertaining night as it will be hosted by Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and Riteish Deshmukh. Bollywood celebrities like Shahrukh Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Katrina Kaif will set the stage on fire with their performances.
On talking about her appearance on IIFA, Katrina Kaif said, “My journey with IIFA has been one of the most special.” She also reminisced of the New York awards and last year IIFA awards in Mumbai. She stated, “towards the end of the event, the entire stadium came ahead from the back and stood in front. Every time IIFA comes around everyone looks forward to it, It’s one of the most magical nights, I have such fond memories not from Indore (Bhopal) for ‘Raajneeti’. She remembered that she came back 4 kilos heavier and stated that the ” food is just incredible and she asks Kartik if he belongs from Indore” to which Katrik replied that he belongs to Gwalior.