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IIFA 2017: Alia and Shahid receive Best Actor Award for Udta Punjab


In the film, Shahid Kapoor portrayed the role of Punjabi rockstar, Tommy Singh, who is coping with a drug addiction.

The quintessential cute girl-next-door, Alia Bhatt was certainly the cynosure of IIFA 2017 as she picked up the Best Actress Award for her stellar performance in Udta Punjab and slaying the green carpet with her gorgeous and a subtle play of powerful style. He was awarded for a brilliant performance in Neerja.

The Awards 2017, to be held at New York's iconic MetLife Stadium, will witness power-packed performances by Bollywood superstars - Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant and Kriti, to name a few. "Thanks team IIFA and "Udta Punjab"," he tweeted.

Best Actor in a comic role: Varun Dhawan for Dishoom. Diljit Dosanjh also won the best debut actor male for the same film, as Disha Patani picked best female debutant for "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story". The best music director award went to Pritam, the best playback singer male award was given to Amit Mishra for "Bulleya" and Amitabh Bhattacharya won the best lyricist award for "Channa mereya".

Meanwhile, Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon walked away with the award for Best Story.

As hosts, Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan attempted to keep the humor alive, but beyond a point, the crowd wasn't very engaged and booed them in between.

She even pulled her co-star Varun Dhawan on to the stage to dance with her.

"Raabta" actors Rajput and Sanon performed on retro tracks, while Dhawan paid tribute to his father David Dhawan by grooving to his chartbusters.

Katrina may not have full success with the critics, but she is much loved by the general population and her troves of fans took to twitter to wish their favourite actress a Happy Birthday.

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