International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) award’s 18th edition took place at MetLife Stadium in the US. The Bollywood celebrities painted the town red with their fabulous green carpet looks and scintillating performances. While the telecast of the star-studded ceremony is scheduled for 7 pm on Sunday at Colors TV, let’s unveil some saucy details of the event here. Salman Khan to Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt to Kriti Sanon, everyone dressed in their fashionable best. Alia Bhatt also secured the Style Icon of the Year title at the event as well as the Best Actress Award for Udta Punjab.
Hosts Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan took the hotness level of the event high by several notches when they mentioned Kangana Ranaut amid their compereing. For the uninitiated, let us remind you Kangana Ranaut and filmmaker Karan Johar had an ugly spat following Kangana’s ‘nepotism’ remark on KJo at the popular talk show Koffee With Karan. According to Kangana, Karan Johar was a flag-bearer of nepotism and that he intentionally casts only star kids in his movies, hinting towards his 2012 film Student Of The Year.
Saif and Karan chanted ‘Nepotism rocks, Nepotism rocs!’ on the stage while the crowd bursting into laughter. Kjo also went on yelling that he’s in Bollywood because of his father (Yash Johar) and Saif Ali Khan is here because of his mother (Sharmila Tagore). The duo also sang ‘Bole Chudiya Bole Kangana’ intentionally to take a dig at Kangana Ranaut’s nepotism remark.
IIFA marked the beginning of its 18th edition in New York on 13th July 2017. The 3-day gala ended on Sunday with the announcement of the winners of IIFA 2017. Neerja bagged the Best Film Award, while Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt became the Best Actor (Male) and Best Actor (Female) for Udta Punjab.