Very recently concluded was the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, that took place in New York. Most of the big Bollywood celebrities were present at the event where we saw some magnificent and sizzling performances by the likes of Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Shahid Kapoor and many more.
We at Read Scoops are here to let you know who won the big awards at IIFA 2017:
Best Debut – Male
Udta Punjab got quite a few awards at the IIFA Awards ceremony, including the award for best male debutant that went to Diljit Dosanjh for his great role in the Punjab-based movie.
— DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) July 16, 2017
Best Debut – Female
There wasn’t much of competition here as we all knew who this award was going to for her role in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Disha Patani has rose to fame after this movie and we expect much more good performances from her in the future.
— Disha Patani (@DishPatani) July 16, 2017
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Who said only the young actors are supposed to win the big awards?
For his role as Dhoni’s father in MSD’s biopic, Anupam Kher won this well deserved award. For the female award, it was Shabana Azmi, another actress of the yesteryears who won for her role in Neerja.
Best Actor – Female
There were quite a few nominees but Alia Bhatt stood the best chance of winning as she was nominated for two different films – Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi. And yes, the versatile actress was declared the winner of this huge award for her role in Udta Punjab.
Best Actor – Male
It indeed was the double whammy for this film as the best male actor award also went to Udta Punjab’s lead actor Shahid Kapoor. Shahid posted this on his Instagram account after the awards ceremony:
While Udta Punjab won the most number of awards, they didn’t manage to get the biggest award of them all (Best Film). It was Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja that won this award, directed by Ram Madhvani.
— IIFA Awards (@IIFA) July 16, 2017
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