This year the Indian International Film Awards (IIFA) is coming home and the award event ceremony was held in Mumbai for the first time in last 20 years. It turned out to be a star-studded night full of super entertainment along with the presence of the biggest and famous names of the Bollywood Industry.
The stars were seen dressed in their best version as they cherish their experience with the popular Bollywood film awards. Many celebrities were seen in the award event but to name a few the top actors who were seen on the television were Salman Khan, Rekha, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Ayushmann Khurrana, Shahid Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan, Ishaan Khatter, Madhuri Dixit, Preity Zinta, Vicky Kaushal, Rajkumar Hirani, Ramesh Sippy, Saroj Khan and Katrina Kaif.
Here we will recall some of the highlights which included stunning moments and made the show a truly entertaining one.
IIFA 2019 Awards show was hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana and his brother Aparshakti Khurrana where they entertained the audience with their funny gigs and jokes and even mocked each other.
The most romantic moment of this show was that when Salman Khan dedicated a song to Katrina Kaif. He performed on his hit number and started with 'Tu Hi Tu Har Jagah' and then slowly walked off towards Katrina Kaif as she was sitting in the front row. He stopped in front of her and completed the song while looking at her.
Although Ayushmann Khurrana’s movie ‘AndhaDhun’ was nominated, Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal’s spy thriller ‘Raazi’ and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s sweeping epic ‘Padmaavat’ won major awards. ‘AndhaDhun’ won the Best Director award and it goes to Sriram Raghavan, Alia Bhatt got the Best Actress award for 'Raazi'.
Ranveer Singh also won the Best Actor award for his evil and barbaric emperor role of Alauddin Khilji in the movie ‘Padmaavat', whereas Aditi Rao Hydari won the Best Supporting Role award for the same movie.
On receiving the award Ranveer Singh said to Deepika
"You inspire me, everyday baby… My wife is sitting in the front row looking proud of me, baby you are looking fine. What more could I ask for? What more can I ask the forces above?". In return, Deepika Padukone blew a kiss.
Salman Khan even took a dig at Ranveer Singh's outlandish clothes and asked that if he was wearing Deepika's gown. On this Ranveer Singh replied that they are recycling these days to match the wary sarcasm by Salman Khan.
Shahid Kapoor became emotional when his half brother Ishaan Khatter won the award for Best Debutante (male) for his role in the movie Dhadak. On receiving the award, Ishaan Khatter shared with his brother Shahid Kapoor. Sara Ali Khan won the award for Best Debutante (female).
“Fifteen years ago, my brother won his first IIFA award and today I am receiving this award from his hands. It’s truly special as I have always looked up to you Bhai and I don’t think I can ever give back the love you give me, but I hope I can make you smile the way you are smiling now".
He also made his elder brother and the hosts to dance to his hit song 'Zingaat' which was perfectly coordinated with Bollywood moves.
Deepika Padukone won the award for Best Actress for her role as a warrior princess in the movie 'Padmaavat'. She shared “Wow. Twenty years ago I was in school and I was 13 years old. Back then, being an actress was just a dream and to be standing here today on this illustrious stage after having worked in films like ‘Piku’ and ‘Chennai Express’ is that dream being realized."
The veteran actor Jagdeep received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the IIFA award ceremony held at NSCI Dome in Mumbai.
The IIFA Award ceremony went on past 3 AM midnight after its start at 10.15 PM but this show really gave us the electrifying performances by Bollywood’s top actors. Later Salman Khan told the audience
“Guys, it’s past 3 am! Go home,”
He shared this with the screaming fans after he entertained them with his laid-back style of dancing.