The 18th International Indian Film Academy Awards has been starting to create a buzz on the internet. The highly anticipated film awards is the annual celebration of the artistic excellence in Bollywood. This film festival honors and celebrates the movies of the last year.
The first IIFA Awards was first introduced in the year 2000 at London, United Kingdom. It started to be a one-night occasion but has been expanded to a three-day celebration, displaying different events and performances in honor of the Indian films. Each year, the IIFA will be celebrated in a different country. The 18th IIFA Awards has been stretched to a four-day celebration that will be held at MetLife Stadium in New York City. This is the second time that the IIFA Awards is held in the US.
Celebrities like Saif Ali Khan, Manish Paul, Shahid Kapoor and Rajat Kapoor were spotted arriving in New York City International Airport on July 11, 2 days ahead of the event.
The musical night, IIFA Rocks happened on the 14th of July. The green carpet started at 6 pm while the curtains for the event started at 8 pm. The singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh is set to open the prestigious ceremony, followed by performances of Mika Singh, Mohit Chauhan, Neeti Mohan, Svetha Rao among other performers. This will also celebrate AR Rahman’s 25th year in the industry.
Karan Johar will host the star-studded IIFA award show on the 15th while Arjun Biljani is set to host the IIFA Green Carpet. The ceremony will witness the amazing performances of Alia Bhatt, Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajpu There will be a total of 13 awards to be presented, some of these awards are Best Picture, Best Story, Best Director, Best Music Direction, Performance in a Comic Role, and Performance in a Negative Role.
Bollywood fans has already made predictions for the result. Shah Rukh Khan has been predicted to take home the Best Actor trophy in his amazing performance in the movie Fan while Alia Bhatt has the people’s eye for the Best Actress category in her performance in Udta Punjab. Ram Madhvani has been greatly praised in his movie Neerja and he might win the Best Director award. A lot of actors are competing for the Best Supporting Actor but Fawad Khan in Kapoor and Sons is likely to win the male category while Kirti Kulhari in Pink for the female category.
Guess we will just have to wait and see and experience the glamorous Bollywood life.