Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, the proud winners of the IIFA 2017

Alia Bhatt at IIFA Rocks green carpet 2017 in a Manish Malhotra lehenga

IIFA Awards 2017: Here's how Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt celebrated their win

Both win the award for their surprising work in "Udta Punjab".

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 community here.

Bollywood's biggest stars led a triumphant celebration of dance, music and fashion at the International Indian Film Academy Awards last Saturday, cheered on by thousands of ecstatic fans at an American football stadium in New Jersey.

Some called "Katrina Kaif in a double role", while some said Katrina had found her Doppelganger. Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon wooed the audience with their crackling chemistry as they jived to retro tracks. On-screen character Jim Sarbh won the Best Performance in a Negative part for his motion picture. Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were the proud winners of the Best Actor. The Best Direction award went to Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury for Pink and Neerja won the award for Best Film. Shakun Batra and Ayesha DeVitre won the award for the Best Story for Kapoor & Sons.

The best playback singer award was grabbed by Amit Mishra for Bulleya from "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".

Katrina Kaif gave away the award to Shahid at the ceremony in NY, while Varun Dhawan announced Alia as the Best Actor - Female at the event, held at the Metlife Stadium. The event this year will be hosted by director Karan Johar and will see performances by Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, including others.

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