IIFA 2017: Udta Punjab bags best actor awards, Neerja best film

Varun Dhawan IIFA

Varun Dhawan

Both Shahid and Alia were emotional about winning the award for a film which made its way to the big screen after fighting the censor board, and let mainstream performers like them take up something risky.

Actor Diljit Dosanjh also won the Best Debutant (male) award for the same film. In the film, Shahid Kapoor portrayed the role of Punjabi rockstar, Tommy Singh, who is coping with a drug addiction.

Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were named Best Actors at the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards for their brilliant performance in 2016 movie Udta Punjab on Saturday.

Taking to micro-blogging website Twitter, Sushant wrote "hahahaha".

"Thank you @IIFA, @wizsabbas, @virafsarkari, @WizAndreTimmins for making today a memorable one to cherish", Rahman tweeted post his win.

Except this on the other side "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, ' 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, ' "Neerja", "Pink", "Sultan" and 'Udta Punjab" to sack the respect.

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Among the singers, Kanika Kapoor's Da da dase and Tulsi Kumar Soch na sake shared the award in the female category, while Amit Mishra won it in the men's category. IIFA 2017 NY, which was held recently, successfully lived up to the expectations and honoured the best of the Indian film fraternity.

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

The event witnessed several high-octane performances.

Varun, later took to the stage for his solo performance, during which he paid a tribute to his father, filmmaker David Dhawan, who completed 30 years in the film industry.

Raabta co-stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon performed together on songs from their recently released film. He and his alleged girlfriend Kriti Sanon gave an wonderful dance performance together in NY on July 15.

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