Lights, camera, action for IIFA

The 16th edition of the International Indian Film Academy awards kick started on Friday with a lot of glitz and glamour.

The star-studded festival started with a press conference graced by Bipasha Basu, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Jacqueline Fernandez, David Dhawan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Arjun Kapoor and singer Kanika Kapoor.

The event was followed by a music extravaganza night IIFA Rocks, co-hosted by Parineeti Chopra and Ayushmann Khurrana. He also entertained the audience with his magical voice and sung few lines from his famous song, ’Pani Da Rang’.

Sonakshi Sinha also wooed everyone with her voice at IIFA Rocks. She will also be performing on the final day, i.e on June 7.

Bollywood actors Jacqueline Fernandez, Aditi Rao Hydari, Lisa Hayden and Lauren Gotlieb also sizzled the IIFA Rocks stage with some incredible performances.

The IIFA Weekend this year will also see a night exclusively dedicated to fashion which will be hosted by Neha Dhupia and IIFA Rocks, the exclusive music extravaganza will see a host of fantastic musical performances by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Mika, Ankit Tiwari, Kanika Kapoor, Jawed Ali and the Nooran sisters.

Greek God of Indian Cinema, Hrithik Roshan also gathered a huge crowd during his stage performance at IIFA Weekend. The actor performed live on some of his superhit songs and posed for selfies with his fan in the Pavilion Mall in Malaysia.

As for a big surprise, IIFA Weekend had the lookalike of the King Khan. SRK’s lookalike was moreover a centre of attraction for the people of Kuala Lumpur. He sat outside the venue JW Marriott in a minivan and posed with children and people for selfies.

Later the actor also unveiled his sister Sunaina Roshan’s book,’To Dad with Love’, based on their star father Rakesh Roshan’s journey so far in the industry.

On Saturday, the IIFA gala screening will feature the highly awaited and star-studded film ‘Dil Dhadakne Do,’ exclusively at the green carpet.

There will be special performances by Hrithik Roshan, Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Parineeti Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, and Shahid Kapoor.

Established in 2000, IIFA Awards were initiated with the aim of celebrating Indian cinema across the world.

The event will be telecast on India’s leading Hindi entertainment channel Colors with foot prints in over 140 countries.


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