16th IIFA Awards
Giving Indian cinema a global platform, the IIFA Awards was held at the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For the first time ever, Bollywood’s hilarious duo- the talented actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor played host to India’s most anticipated awards ceremony. The twosome won over audiences and industry members alike, leaving those present in splits with their witty quips, perfect comic timing and laudable on-stage camaraderie.
The 16th IIFA Awards took over Malaysia with an outstanding show that witnessed Haider and Queen bagging the highest honours. The most coveted awards for Best Actor (Male) and Best Actor (Female) were presented to Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut respectively for their remarkable performances of the year.
The award for Best Picture went to Queen, while Rajkumar Hirani took home the award for Direction for PK. Deepika Padukone won an award for IIFA Woman of the Year, she commented saying, “This one is for the millions of women who inspire me everyday”. One of the many special moments on stage was Ranveer reciting a poem for Deepika.
Eminent film-maker Subhash Ghai was awarded for his Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema. Indian cinema’s fresh talents Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon were lauded for their debut performances and took to the IIFA stage to collect their awards while Kay Kay Menon bagged an award for the Best Actor in a Negative Role for his spectacular performance in Haider.
Bollywood’s ace dancers Hrithik Roshan and Shahid Kapoor stunned audiences with their electrifying performances and electrifying dance moves. More highlights of the night were Sonakshi Sinha who stole the show with her act, Parineeti Chopra’s mesmerising performance on Pareshaan, Baby Doll, Lovely and Drama Queen and Shraddha Kapoor’s fantastic act on Khalnayak Hu Mein, Choli Ke Piche Kya Hai and Om Shanti Om– a tribute to Subhash Ghai. Anushka Sharma gave a spell-binding performance on songs from her film Bombay Velvet.