The 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy awards ended on a high note with Udta Punjab winning four awards. Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja and Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil bagged three awards each. Over 40,000 people greeted their favorite stars as they walked the IIFA Green Carpet.
Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt bagged the Best Actor awards for Udta Punjab. The Best Direction award went to Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury for much-appreciated film Pink.
Neerja won the award for the Best Film.
Apart from that, Disha Patani bagged the Best Debut (Female) award for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Diljit Dosanjh took the Best Debut (Male) for Udta Punjab. Shabani Azmi’s performance in Neerja and Anupam Kher’s portrayal in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story earned them the Best Supporting Actor awards.
With witty talks with fellow celebrities, hosts Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan kept the audience in splits. Alia Bhatt performed to a mix of hit songs from her films. Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon enticed the audience with their crackling chemistry on-stage.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil dominated the music categories with winning three awards. Pritam took home the Best Music Director honour while the Best Playback Singer (Male) award was taken by Amit Mishra. Amitabh Bhattacharya bagged the Best Lyricist prize.