Alia Bhatt excited, nervous for her debut IIFA performance


The Best Direction award went to Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury for Pink and Neerja won the award for Best Film.

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

In an interview, the Raabta actor had said, "Me and IIFA (International Indian Film Academy Awards) go back a long way".

"Shahid Kapoor captioned the video as "#Udtapunjab double whammy. "Congratulations alia bhatt", Shahid wrote on Twitter.

Bollywood's biggest stars led a triumphant celebration of dance, music and fashion at the International Indian Film Academy Awards last Saturday, cheered on by thousands of ecstatic fans at an American football stadium in New Jersey.

No brainer as to why Pritam bagged the Best Music Director award.

Anupam Kher received the award for his portrayal of MS Dhoni's father on celluloid. the veteran actor has never seized to amaze us as each film passes by.

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

The hijacker in Neerja won the IIFA award for his cruel portrayal of a terrorist who ends up killing Nerja.

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.

Meanwhile, Amit Mishra walked away with the Best Playback Singer (Male) award for the song "Bulleya" of the movie 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'. Diljit Dosanjh also won the best debut actor male for the same film, as Disha Patani picked best female debutant for "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story". In the mean time, Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon left with the honor for Best Story.

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput has made it big in Bollywood in only a few years and was recently was seen at the IIFA Awards 2017.

The hosts for the ceremony were Saif Ali Khan and Johar, who had the audience in splits with their amusing one-liners and banter.