Neerja named the best picture at IIFA 2017

Neerja named the best picture at IIFA 2017

The hosts for the ceremony were Saif Ali Khan and Johar, who had the audience in splits with their amusing one-liners and banter.

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who played a pivotal role in Pink, was named the Woman Of The Year, while music maestro A.R. Rahman was given a Special Award in recognition of his contribution to film music since 25 years at the event, which was largely attended by the NRI commnity here.

Sonam Kapoor's Neerja, a biopic on the life of flight attendant Neerja Bhanot, received the best picture award.

Actor Diljit Dosanjh who made his Bollywood debut with "Udta Punjab" won the Best debutant award for his role in the movie.

Other nominees in the field included Karan Johar for "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, ' Neeraj Pandey for 'M.S. Dhoni, ' Ram Madhvani for 'Neerja, ' Ali Abbas Zafar for 'Sultan" and Abhishek Chaubey for 'Udta Punjab'.

Veterans Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher won best supporting actors, for "Neerja" and the Dhoni biopic respectively.

Partly Cloudy Chance For A Shower Saturday
We're going to keep a 30% chance of showers and storms in the forecast with the highest odds being along and south of US 82. Tonight .Mostly cloudy with chance for showers and thunderstorms even through the overnight hours.

The award for Best Music Direction went to Pritam while Varun Dhawan won the award for Best Actor In Comic Role.

Amit Mishra bagged Best Playback Singer (Male) award for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil while Kanika Kapoor Tulsi Kumar jointly won the Best Playback Singer (Female) award for Udta Punjab and Airlift respectively. However, it was not all smooth-sailing for the duo as the audience booed at them several times during the show at the jam-packed MetLife stadium.

Rests of this on the other side, Different people were also awarded. Sushant Singh Rajput, who was hoping to bag the trophy for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was not particularly happy with Shahid's win.

Shahid Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput colour New York City the Bollywood way.

But the best was kept for the last as Salman Khan took to the stage for the finale performance and danced on "Radio" and "Main hoon hero". He and his alleged girlfriend Kriti Sanon gave an unbelievable dance performance together in NY on July 15.

Related Articles

  • Lynn shuts down Pirates as Cardinals cruise 4-0

    Lynn shuts down Pirates as Cardinals cruise 4-0

    Williams made three relief appearances against the Cardinals last season, going 1-0 with a 6.23 ERA in 4 1/3 innings. Martinez is winless in his last four starts, and his last two outings have been among his worst of the year.
    Canada's Trudeau meets tiny namesake, the son of refugees

    Canada's Trudeau meets tiny namesake, the son of refugees

    The baby, named Justin-Trudeau Adam Bilal, met the prime minister at an event in Calgary on Saturday. The Syrian family are not the only ones to name their baby after the Canadian prime minister .
    Woman found dead after Melbourne stag party

    Woman found dead after Melbourne stag party

    Police were trying to establish whether the woman had been known to the men, and if she had consumed drugs and alcohol. It is believed she returned to the hotel room on the 10th floor of Oaks on Market with the men on Saturday night.
  • Mark Ruffalo throws cold water on standalone Hulk: It 'will never happen'

    Mark Ruffalo throws cold water on standalone Hulk: It 'will never happen'

    Now that I don't think that's insurmountable, by the way, but I don't know where it's going from here for me", he said. Ruffalo told Variety that despite fan demands for a Hulk movie, he doesn't "see it in the cards".
    Australia seeks to expand role of military in domestic terror threats

    Australia seeks to expand role of military in domestic terror threats

    The Turnbull government is set to announce the sweeping terror law changes on Monday, both Fairfax and News Corp report. In practice, this means that it will be easier to deploy the Defence Forces in response to domestic terror incidents.
    No plans to ban Telegram in Malaysia, says DPM Zahid

    No plans to ban Telegram in Malaysia, says DPM Zahid

    He said Telegram did not have a standard operating procedure (SOP) for the handling of contents related to terrorism. ISPs were asked to block access to the Web version of Telegram.
  • Bride Calls Off Wedding, Invites Homeless Instead

    Bride Calls Off Wedding, Invites Homeless Instead

    Purdue University pharmacy student Sarah Cummins, 25, has spent the past few years planning her dream wedding with Logan Araujo. Cummins even helped organize two large buses to help transport 150 people and their families to the event, according to WXIN.
    Gordon Hayward signs 4-year, maximum deal with Celtics

    Gordon Hayward signs 4-year, maximum deal with Celtics

    I think Marcus is another versatile player that brings an element of toughness to our team that we're very excited about. Offseason for us guys is precious time, precious moments, so for them to show up was really cool for me.
    Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: Pakistan military court rejects mercy plea

    Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence: Pakistan military court rejects mercy plea

    Till now, India has not received any information on the status of appeal or the petition given by the mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav. Later on, The International Court of Justice in The Hague in May halted his execution on India's appeal.
  • Senegal stadium crash kills eight

    Senegal stadium crash kills eight

    Police responded with tear gas, prompting panicking fans to climb over a low wall at Demba Diop Stadium . The fighting broke out after Stade de Mbour's 2-1 victory in extra time over Union Sportive Ouakam.
    One Soldier and a girl killed in Pak firing in J&K

    One Soldier and a girl killed in Pak firing in J&K

    Noteworthy, till now, there have been over 240 cases of ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) this year. An Indian Army jawan was killed on Saturday in firing and mortar shelling by Pakistani troops in Rajouri sector.
    Disney And Oculus Team Up For 'Marvel Powers United VR'

    Disney And Oculus Team Up For 'Marvel Powers United VR'

    Hulk towers over the enemies and as you unleash his abilities you can see his hands come together for his trademark Hulk smash. If you can't make it to that event, you'll have to wait until 2018, when Marvel Powers United VR is officially released.