Neerja named the best picture at IIFA 2017

Aaron Brown
July 17, 2017

Three-days celebration of Indian cinema, the 18th edition of the International Film Academy Awards, was held in NY from July 13 to July 15.

Best Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury for Pink.

Katrina Kaif was no doubt among the best dressed at IIFA awards' red carpet in NY and was enjoying all the attention.while the camera followed her, editor of the show made a decision to put double does of Katrina Kaif in single frame! However, she is exploited and trapped in a drug lord's house. "Shahid captioned the picture as, "#Udtapunjab double whammy.

Singers Tulsi Kumar and Kanika Kapoor bagged the IIFA awards for the best female playback singer.

A R Rahman awarded for his 25 years of musical contribution.

While the actress was busy making the huge announcement of the Best Actor Award, the cameras panned at Shahid Kapoor, and whoa!

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Best Performance in a negative role: Jim Sarbh for Neerja.

The music category saw Pritam winning the Best Music Direction for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and Amitabh Bhattacharya bagging the Best Lyrics accolade for Channa mereya. He was given the best actor male award.

Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were on Saturday named Best Actors at the 18th edition of the IIFA Awards, for their remarkable work in "Udta Punjab".

Disha Patani and Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh won their first ever IIFA awards for their debut Hindi films M S Dhoni and Udta Punjab, respectively. Shakun Batra and Ayesha DeVitre won the award for the Best Story for Kapoor & Sons.

The academy selected gender equality as its cause of the year, despite a film industry often criticised for depicting women as meek and subjecting characters to aggressive wooing by dominant male leads.

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