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IIFA 2017: Saif Ali Khan to co-host the mega event with Karan Johar

Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan will be making their first appearances at IIFA Awards 2017.
India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi June 15, 2017 9:33 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2017 is all set to roll between July 13-15 in New York. The mega celebration of Indian film, music, fashion and dance has already garnered a lot of attention. When it was announced that filmmaker Karan Johar would host the prestigious show, there was much buzz all around. Now, the co-host has been revealed and, it’s none other than the charming Saif Ali Khan. The Rangoon actor said that he is extremely excited to co-host the 18th edition of IIFA next month.

Saif said in a statement: "I am happy to be back to the IIFA stage this year as I join my close friend Karan Johar to host the IIFA Awards in New York."The excitement for IIFA has been steadily growing worldwide. This year it's going to be super fun and glamorous in every way as Karan and I are going to have lots of surprises in store for our fans internationally."

Bollywood's youth icon Varun Dhawan will make is make a debut at IIFA Awards with a performance and he will be also be seen co- hosting a segment of the star-studded awards night on July 15.

Varun said: "It's going to be a grand celebration and I can't wait to be there." To be held at the MetLife Stadium, the IIFA gala will be a celebration of Indian film, music, fashion and dance.It will feature performances by Bollywood stars Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, to name a few.

A day before the main awards gala, IIFA Rocks will regale the audience with a celebration of 25 years of Oscar winning talent A.R. Rahman. It will also feature a medley of musicians including Rahman, Diljit Dosanjh, Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Seshadri.

Riteish Deshmukh and Manish Paul will host IIFA Rocks.Organised by Wizcraft International Entertainment, the excitement for the Bollywood event is already palpable in New York. This is the second time that the IIFA extravaganza is taking place in the US. It was earlier held in Tampa Bay in 2014.

Recently Katrina Kaif  and Salman Khan shared adorable moments at the IIFA press meet . Much to the delight of Bhai’s fans, the duo not only looked great together but also exchanged delightful conversation.

The highlight of the moment came when Katrina was speaking about her performance for the award night. It was then that the Sultan star interrupted, saying, “But you don’t have to worry anything about her. I think she is one of the best dancers we have in the industry.”