IIFA Awards 2018: The main event of the IIFA ( International Indian Film Academy Awards) took place last night. Bollywood stars arrived at Thailand's Siam Niramit. The 19th edition of the Awards night saw jazzy performances by Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Rekha and Iulia Vantur. It was co-hosted by filmmaker Karan Johar and Bollywood's favourite Riteish Deshmukh.
IIFA Rocks 2018 saw a number of awards being given out in the technical categories. The big winners were Jagga Jasoos, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Newton, which won awards in categories such as background score, best choreography and special effects (Jagga Jasoos), best screenplay (Bareilly Ki Barfi), best dialogues (Shubh Mangal Saavdhan) and best editing (Newton).
Here are the Highlights of IIFA 2018: who came, big winners, stunning performances
2:55 am: Vidya Balan starrer Tumhari Sulu wins the award for the Best Film
2: 51 am: Sridevi was honoured with Best Actress Award posthumously for her film Mom. Her husband Boney Kapoor accepted the trophy on her behalf.
She was the queen of grace and worthy of every praise. There's no doubt the award for Performance in a Leading Role - Female posthumously goes to the late #Sridevi#IIFA2018 #NEXAIIFAAwards pic.twitter.com/x88ClJgR1d— IIFA Awards (@IIFA) June 24, 2018
2:49 am: The award for Best Actor goes to Irrfan Khan for Hindi Medium
2: 44 am: Amit V Masurkar bags the Best Story Award for Newton
1: 52 am: Saket Chaudhary bags the Best Director for Hindi Medium
Veteran actress Rekha redefined elegance as he danced to some of her popular songs.
12:38 am: The award for Best Actor In Supporting Role (Female) goes to Meher Vij for Secret Superstar
12:20 am: Nawazzuddin Siddiqui won Best Actor In Supporting Role (Male) Award for Mom.
11: 40 pm: A great story needs great melody. The award for Music Direction goes to Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi and Akhil Sachdeva for Badrinath Ki Dulhania.
11: 30 pm: Breaking her way into the big leagues with her directorial artistry, the award for Debut - Director is picked up by Konkona Sensharma.
11: 15 pm: Bollywood actress Kriti Sanon won Style Icon of the Year Award.
11: 10 pm: Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and Ayushmann Khurrana make Bangkok groove to Desi beats.
11:05 pm: The Award for Playback Singer (Female) goes to Rekha Mishra for Secret Superstar.
11: 00 pm: Arijit Singh bags Best Playback Singer (Male) Award for Hawayein .
10: 45 pm: The awards function begins. The award for Best Lyrics goes to Manoj Muntashir for Mere Rashqe Qamar
10: 00 pm: Rekha and Anil Kapoor share a candid moment at the awards night.
9:30 pm: Varun Dhawan performs at IIFA 2018. The October actor sets the IIFA stage on fire with his power-packed dance performance.
9:15 pm: Veteran actress Rekha is all set to return to the stage after 20 years at the upcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) event. "For me, it is going to be such a big highlight to see her (Rekha) perform live. I know a little bit of her act and to see that live is going to be a huge thing," Dhawan said as he invited Rekha on stage.
9:00 pm: IIFA 2018 hosts Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh are all set to entertain the audience in full swing.
8:25 pm: Ranbir Kapoor, who will be seen next in Sanjay Dutt biopic Sanju, made a dashing entry.
8:15 pm: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap arrived with daughter Aaliya Kashyap and shared a sweet father-daughter moment.
8:00 pm: Radhika Apte, stunned in a blue gown.
7:45 pm: Dia Mirza arrived with her husband Sahil Sangha .
7:35 pm: Actor Arjun Kapoor strikes a suave pose.
7:25 pm: Kriti Sanon is all about the glitz and glamour at IIFA main event 2018.
7:20 pm: Shraddha Kapoor creates a pretty pink Cinderella moment at the green carpet.
7:00 pm: The Jhakaas actor of Bollywood Anil Kapoor, who wowed the audience with his performance in Race 3, looked handsome as always in his green carpet look.
6:50 pm: Nawazuddin Siddiqui is the next Bollywood actor to arrive at IIFA 2018. Dressed in a maroon coloured suit, the Babumoshai Bandookbaaz actor struck a stylish pose.
6:40 pm: Kartik Aaryan receives a huge welcome as his fans went crazy on seeing their favourite Bollywood star. The SKTS star surely enjoys a huge female fan following and, Thailand was no less either. Watch how fans went gaga over Kartik Aaryan!
6: 25 pm: Race 3 actor Bobby Deol made a suave appearance at the prestigious awards night. The actor surely rocked his red carpet look in full style.
6: 20 pm: Bollywood director Anurag Basu is one of the first celebrities to arrive at the venue.
6:10 pm: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety heartthrob Kartik Aaryan arrives at the IIFA 2018 venue in a black suit. Meanwhile, Dangal actress Zaira Wasim made a stunning appearance in black.
6: 00 pm: Veteran actress Rekha, who is making her IIFA comeback after 20 years, is seen sharing a candid moment with actor Kartik Aaryan.