Alia Bhatt excited, nervous for her debut IIFA performance

Randall Craig
July 17, 2017

Moreover, congratulations are due for Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury after winning the Best Direction Award at the 2017 IIFA. For the first time in eighteen years, IIFA had been organized in the city that never sleeps - New York City. He played the role of MS Dhoni's father in the film.

Three-day celebration of Indian cinema, the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards, was held in NY on from July 13 to July 15.

Alia's co-star from Udta Punjab, Shahid Kapoor too won big in IIFA 2017.

Best Supporting-Female: Shabana Azmi for Neerja.

Given that it came for a film which was mired in controversy with the censor board over its theme and content, made the success sweeter for the stars - even Diljit Dosanjh walked away with the Best Debutante - Male Actor for his performance in the film.

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


Among the singers, Kanika Kapoor's Da da dase and Tulsi Kumar Soch na sake shared the award in the female category, while Amit Mishra won it in the men's category.

Jim Sarbh who was last seen in Sushant Singh starrer Raabta was given best actor in a negative role trophy for his role in Neerja.

Varun Dhawan's performance in Dishoom earned him the title of Best Actor in a Comic Role.

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) race is officially underway with "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" triumphing in the music catergory this year.

In the Best Lyrics category, the contenders were Amitabh Bhattacharya for "Channa mereya" from "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, ' Gulzar for "Aave re Hitchki" from "Mirzya" and Tanveer Ghazi for 'Tu chal" from Pink. We will update the latest news here.

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