Neerja named the best picture at IIFA 2017


Hosted by Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan and producer-director Karan Johar, the ceremony, which celebrates the achievements of Bollywood in different cities across the world, is a three-day extravaganza that started from July 13 and is being held at the iconic MetLife Stadium in NY.

Her co-star, Shahid, was honoured with the best actor gong for his portrayal of drug-addict rockstar, Tommy Singh.

Singers Tulsi Kumar and Kanika Kapoor bagged the IIFA awards for the best female playback singer.

In a city that never sleeps, the Metlife Stadium came alive with the IIFA Awards celebration here on Saturday night, with Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt becoming proud winners of the Best Actor trophies for their remarkable work in Udta Punjab. "Congratulations @aliabhatt." On the other hand, Alia wrote: "Here's to Udta Punjab @shahidkapoor". Alia Bhatt won the Best Actress award for the same film.

Filmmaker Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil dominated the music categories.

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Meanwhile, Amit Mishra walked away with the Best Playback Singer (Male) award for the song "Bulleya" of the movie 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil'.

The best story award went to Ayesha Devitre Dhillon and Shakun Batra for Kapoor & Sons.

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. Other than Bollywood VIPs, a few Hollywood stars, including Angelina Jolie, activity star Jackie Chan, Australian pop-star Kylie Minogue, British on-screen character Colin Firth, Hollywood stars Hillary Swank, Kevin Spacey and John Travolta, have likewise been there as a piece of IIFA award ceremony.

But the best was kept for the last as Salman Khan took to the stage for the finale performance and danced on "Radio" and "Main hoon hero".

Unlike previous editions, no worldwide stars were part of the IIFA celebrations this year.