The star-studded 2017 IIFA Awards is just a month away. Officially known as the 18th International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony, this year the event is going to be held in the glamorous New York City. For the first time ever IIFA Awards is been conducted there. And the biggest announcement is Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan would be hosting the show this year. Yep, you read that right! The King of Wit and the Nawab of Bollywood will be entertaining the audiences this time and we just can’t wait to watch it!

IIFA Awards is one of the most highly anticipated awards ceremonies where the biggies of Bollywood come under one roof. Even this year there’s going to be power packed performances by some of the leading celebrities of B-town. ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ duo Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, ‘Shaandaar’ jodi Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, ‘Raabta’ stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, all are going to come up with some kick-ass performances this year. In fact, handsome hunk Varun Dhawan will also be making his IIFA debut this year with a stunning performance. But we won’t see Shah Rukh Khan as he’ll be busy with the promotions of his upcoming movie ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’. (ALSO READ: Uh-oh! Shah Rukh Khan will not attend IIFA Awards 2017, here’s why)

The much excited host Karan Johar said in a statement, “IIFA is the most awaited international award function of the Indian film fraternity. I am excited and look forward to hosting the 18th Edition of the IIFA Weekend and Awards. New York will be spellbound with the magic of IIFA!” Saif Ali Khan said, “I am happy to be back to the IIFA stage this year as I join my close friend Karan Johar to host the IIFA Awards in New York. The excitement for IIFA has been steadily growing worldwide. This year, it’s going to be super fun and glamorous in every way as Karan and I are going to have lots of surprises in store for our fans internationally!”

The 18th IIFA Awards is all set to take place on July 14 and 15! Keep watching this space for further updates.