Saturday, 20 October, 2018

IIFA 2017 Honors Neerja, Udta Punjab

Alia Bhatt IIFA 2017 Alia Bhatt
Ron Matthews | 18 July, 2017, 00:08

Alia Bhatt features as a migrant woman, who dreams of playing national level hockey for the country. "Shahid captioned the picture as, "#Udtapunjab double whammy.

Sonakshi Sinha and Alia Bhatt posing for the cameras.

The Best Picture honour went to "Neerja", based on the real life story of Neerja Bhanot, an air hostess who lost her life while trying to save others on a hijacked flight at Karachi.

Music maestro AR Rahman was honoured with a special award for completing 25 years in the industry.

The actors were given away the prestigious IIFA Awards for their brilliant performance in "Udta Punjab".

His "Udta Punjab" co-actress, Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor (Female) Award for the film and both recorded a boomerang.

Best Lyricist: Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Channa Mere Ya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

Best Female Playback Singer: Tulsi Kumar for Airlift.

Meanwhile, Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon walked away with the award for Best Story. Pink actress Taapsee Pannu was named woman of the year.

As hosts, Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan attempted to keep the humor alive, but beyond a point, the crowd wasn't very engaged and booed them in between.

The event witnessed several high-octane performances.

For IIFA Rocks 2017, Varun Dhawan chose a seersucker navy suit from Paul Smith, an Emporio Armani ice blue shirt, a pocket square and red tie from Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent Chelsea boots rounding it with a clean shaven look and sleek pulled back hairstyle.

Born to Kashmiri father Mohammed Kaif and British mother Susanna Turquotte, Katrina began her modeling career in Hawaii at the age of fourteen and her first assignment was for a jewelry campaign.

Best Performance in a negative role: Jim Sarbh for Neerja.

There was also a dance face-off between original Judwaa star Salman and Varun, who is reprising the superstar's character in the film's reboot.

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