The much-awaited IIFA (The International Indian Film Academy) Awards 2018 is here and it kickstarted with a bang. The 19th edition of IIFA is being held in at Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand and the event saw a host of Bollywood celebrities attending the gala night.

Hosted by Karan Johar along with Riteish Deshmukh, IIFA Awards 2018 was a night full of dance, music and glamour. The special green carpet of the event was graced by popular celebs like Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar, Shraddha Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh, Dia Mirza, Konkona Sen Sharma and Rahul Bose among others. However, some of the big names are giving the event a miss this year. A major highlight of IIFA Awards 2018 would be veteran actor Rekha performing live on stage after 20 years. ALSO READ: IIFA Rocks 2018: Shah Rukh Khan’s Jab Harry Met Sejal And Ranbir Kapoor’s Jagga Jasoos Win Big in Technical Categories

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Actress Meher Vij bags  ‘The Best Supporting Actor – Female’ award for her stint in Secret Superstar.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui also graced the green carpet of the event. The actor won ‘Best Supporting Actor – Male’ award for his performance in MOM.

Amaal Mallik, Akhil Sachdeva and Tanishk Bagchi win big at the IIFA 2018 awards. They won the ‘Music Direction’ award for Badrinath Ki Dulhania.

Shraddha Kapoor and Kriti Sanon turned heads in their fashionable at IIFA Awards 2018. Both the actresses made a strong case for ball-gowns; they looked stunning in a pink and wine coloured gown, designed by fashion designer Reem Acra. The actress wore her hair in a top knot and completed her look with minimal makeup and accessorised her attire with minimal earrings. On the other hand, Kriti Sanon donned a silver off-shoulder gown. The actress tied her hair in a ponytail with a centre parting, while she accessorised her attire with big hoop earrings and silver full-finger rings.

Ranbir Kapoor sported a blue tuxedo and paired it with a white shirt and white tie. The actor looked dapper as he strides in on the green carpet. Ranbir Kapoor’s videos and photos made rounds on the social media and we cannot help but gush over Ranbir Kapoor’s mindblowing performance.

Veteran actress Rekha, who took over the stage after 21 years, acts as the highlights of the night. The actress still looks as evergreen as ever. Rekha performed on her popular track Pardesiya Ye Sach Hai Piya from Mr Natwarlal at the event.

Actress Konkona Sensharma bags the award for Best Debut- Director, breaking her way into the big league with her impressive directorial skills.

IIFA Awards 2018 certainly turned out to be an enjoyable evening for the audience…

Check out more pictures from the IIFA 2018 green carpet event here:

Don’t they all look stunning?

The three-day extravaganza of the 19th edition of IIFA kick-started on June 22 with IIFA Rocks (a musical event). Hosted by Kartik Aaryan and Ayushmann Khurrana, IIFA Rocks was a night full of dance, music and glamour as Pritam Chakraborty, Nushrat Bharucha and Mouni Roy, lit up the stage with their power-packed performances. Day 2 of the awards gala witnessed the presence of Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Dia Mirza among others at OSIAN’s IIFA Cinematic Heritage Auction event. Watch this space for further updates.