As we all know by now that the IIFA 2018 has begun, thanks to celebrities like Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor etc. posting fun videos and images on their social media!
Like every year, the 19th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) brings together the who’s who of Bollywood. This year the IIFA is being held in Bangkok, Thailand and the three-day extravaganza kick-started on Friday 22 June with IIFA Rocks which is a musical event.
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) June 23, 2018
Bollywood stars like Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor Shahid Kapoor, and Varun Dhawan etc. have entertained fans at the IIFA earlier. This year, there are some new entrants like Karan Johar’s latest blue-eyed boy Kartik Aryan, actress Nushrat Bharucha and the ‘super Nagin’ Mouni Roy. The audience will also get to witness the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor, Karthik’s performance live on stage!
While the main event is tonight, Sunday, 24 June, the technical awards took place on Friday and Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif-starrer Jagga Jasoos won three awards in the technical categories! The film might not have impressed the audience at the box office but technically the film managed to win over the critics at IIFA. Directed by Anurag Basu, Jagga Jasoos was the story of a boy named Jagga, whose adoptive father, Bagchi, puts him in a boarding school and mysteriously disappears. The film won awards for the Background Score (Pritam Chakraborty), Best Choreography (Vijay Ganguly and Ruel Dausan Varindani) and the Special Effects (NY VFXWALA).
Image Credit: Movie – Jagga Jasoos
The others who won in the technical category included Nitesh Tiwari and Shreyas Jainas for Best Screenplay in Bareilly Ki Barfi, Hitesh Kewalya for Best Dialogues in Shubh Mangal Saavdhan and Venkat Mathew for Best Editing in Newton. While singer Arijit Singh won the Best Playback Singer (Male) for the song Hawayein from Jab Harry Met Sejal. Meanwhile, Meghna Mishra won in Best Playback Singer (Female) category for the song Main Kaun Hoon from Secret Superstar.
— IIFA Awards (@IIFA) June 22, 2018
IIFA Rocks was hosted by Kartik Aaryan and Ayushmann Khurrana, while Pritam Chakraborty, Nushrat Bharucha and Mouni Roy performed at IIFA Rocks. There will be performances by Bobby Deol (who returns on stage after seven years for IIFA), Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Rekha, Kriti Sanon, Shraddha Kapoor and Lulia Vantur during the main event tonight. Actor Shahid Kapoor who was also supposed to be a part had to back out last minute due to an injury. Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh will be s co-hosting the main event.