The Metlife Stadium is buzzing with Bollywood celebrities who are arriving looking stunning and suave to attend the 18th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Awards.
Among those who were spotted early were - Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Boman Irani, Kalki Koechlin, Dia Mirza accompanied by Sahil Sangha, Jim Sarbh, Preity Zinta with husband Gene Goodenough, Sonakshi Sinha, Abhay Deol, Armaan Malik and Diljit Dosanjh among others. Here are some updates from the stadium:
Best Actor in a leading role Male goes to Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab. The actor thanked Mira and also called her his lucky charm.
Best Actor in a leading role Female goes to Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab.
Award for Best story goes to Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon for Kapoor and Sons.
Award for Best Supporting Role Male goes to Anupam Kher for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.
AR Rahman wins Award for his 25 years of contribution in music.
Award for Best Debutant- Male goes to Diljit Dosanjh for Udta Punjab.
Award for Best Debutant - Female goes to Disha Patani for M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.
Best Performance in a Negative Role Award goes to Jim Sarbh for Neerja.
Best Actor in a comic role Award goes to Varun Dhawan for Dishoom. He dedicated the award to his brother Rohit Dhawan.
Best Lyricist Award goes to Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Channa Mere Ya from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Best Music Direction Award goes to Pritam for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Shahid Kapoor dancing on Gandi Baat has everyone clapping
Taapsee Pannu, in a unique, sheer dress, accepts Women of the Year Award from Preity Zinta.
The Award for Best Playback Singer male goes to Amit Mishra for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.
Style icon of the year Award goes to Alia Bhatt.
Alia Bhatt pulls Varun Dhawan in a song performance from the film Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya.
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Alia sings Ek Kudi with Diljit.
She walked the green carpet in a beautiful shimmery gown. Alia is looking no less than a princess in these pictures.
Salman Khan and his aura that spells magic at the IIFA Green Carpet. He also crooned the song Main Hoon Hero Tera for his fans.
Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon delivered a powerful performance.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui also graced the green carpet of the event.
Salman Khan talks to the press
AR Rahman walks the Green carpet
After walking the red carpet in saree, Soankshi Sinha appears again donning a red gown.
Sonakshi and Alia greet each other at the green carpet.
Sonakshi Sinha walks in in a beautiful sari that is a stunning color palette.
Kapoor slaying the IIFA 2017 green carpet
At IIFA ROCKS
AR Rahman's IIFA Rocks concert
The crowd groove to the Oscar and Grammy winner's popular Hindi and Tamil tracks, was proof that music trumps all language barriers. Rahman brought the audience to its feet with his Tamil hits "Urvasi urvasi" and "Humma humma", a scene so different from his recent UK concert for which he was trolled on the social media by concertgoers who felt there were too many Tamil songs. There was a demand for an encore even after he regaled the crowd for almost two hours.