Shahid, Alia win top honors at IIFA 2017

Henrietta Strickland
July 17, 2017

And the awards for Best Actor go to.

Except this on the other side "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, ' 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, ' "Neerja", "Pink", "Sultan" and 'Udta Punjab" to sack the respect. The actor thanked his loving wife calling her his good luck charm.

Neerja won the award for Best Film while AnirudhRoy Chaudhary won Best Director award for Pink.

In the Best Supporting Actor category, Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher were honoured for Neerja and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story; Varun Dhawan was lauded for his comic timing in Dishoom; and Disha Patani was encouraged with an award for her debut movie M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.

Neerja named the best picture at IIFA 2017 - Over the world, is a three-day event that begun from July 13 and is being held at the famous MetLife Stadium in NY.

Amit Mishra bagged Best Playback Singer (Male) award for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil while Kanika Kapoor Tulsi Kumar jointly won the Best Playback Singer (Female) award for Udta Punjab and Airlift respectively. In the mean time, Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon left with the honor for Best Story. Alia, who also won the Myntra Style Icon Award, began the proceedings of the night with her performance on "Tamma tamma", "Ladki beautiful" and "Badri ki dulhaniya".

As hosts, Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan attempted to keep the humour alive, but beyond a point, the crowd wasn't very engaged and booed them in between. He played the role of MS Dhoni's father in the film.

The academy selected gender equality as its cause of the year, despite a film industry often criticised for depicting women as meek and subjecting characters to aggressive wooing by dominant male leads.

He treated fans by performing on hit numbers from '90s movie "Judwaa" like "Oonchi hai building" and "Tan tana tan", which are being recreated for his upcoming film "Judwaa 2".

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".

The stars assembled at NY to join in the celebrations.

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