The star-studded event South Indian International Movie Awards 2017 (SIIMA) is happening at Abu Dhabi this year. The two day event (June 30 and July 1) has kick-started in the most glamorous way. The first day has been dedicated to the Telugu and Kannada industry and the second day which is the concluding day is kept for the Malayalam and Tamil industry. Yesterday, which was the opening day, we saw many Tollywood stars gathered under the same roof. Actors Rana Daggubati, Shriya Saran, Akhil Akkineni, Regina Cassandra, Rakul Preet Singh, Allu Sirish, Shraddha Srinath, Khushbu Sundar, and many others made stylish appearance. Also Read - Rana Daggubati FINALLY Opens Up About His Severe Illness, Says 'There Was Calcification Around Heart, Failed Kidneys'

Pictures of the Tollywood stars who attended the event even posed for the shutterbugs. Some actress wore the most stylish gowns while some adopted the classic Indian wear, a saree. The men looked dapper in their suits. Take a look at the pictures below: (ALSO READ: SIIMA Awards 2017 winners: Telugu stars Jr NTR and Rakul Preet Singh wins the most prestigious award) Also Read - Rana Daggubati's Wife Miheeka Bajaj Shares New Pictures From Their Dreamy Wedding

Some of the celebs even performed at the South Indian International Movie Awards 2017. Veteran singer Usha Uthup rocked the stage with some classic numbers in her classic style. Handsome hunk Akhil Akkineni also performed at the event. He sung Yevevo Kalalu Kanna a track from his upcoming film. While Akhil sang Anup Rubens, the music director, played the piano. Apparently the rehearsal for the same has been going on since quite some time. Stay tuned as we bring to you more pictures from the star-studded affair.