The 16th S Cross IIFA Awards took over Malaysia with an outstanding show that witnessed Haider and Queen bag the highest honours at the night. The most coveted awards for Best Actor (Male) and Best Actor (Female) were presented to ShahidKapoor and KanganaRanaut respectively for their remarkable performances of the year.
The award for Best Picture went to Queen, while RajkumarHirani took home the award for Direction for PK.DeepikaPadukone won an award for IIFA Woman of theYear, she commented saying, “This one is for the millions of women who inspire me everyday”. One of the many special moments on stage was Ranveer reciting a poem for Deepika.
Giving Indian cinema a global platform, the S Cross IIFA Awards was held at the Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For the first time ever, Bollywood’s hilarious duo- the talented actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor played host to India’s most anticipated awards ceremony. The twosome won over audiences and industry members alike, leaving those present in splits with their witty quips, perfect comic timing and laudable on-stage camaraderie.
Their opening performance was a medley of iconic Jodi songs – Mein KhiladiTuAnaari, Dola Re Dola, Mere Do AnmolRatan where the two donned outlandish costumes keeping the audience in tears of laughter. They were joined on stage by the unstoppable RakhiSawant who took the entertainment quotient to another level.
Eminent film-maker SubhashGhai was awarded for his Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema, he commented,“So many emotions I am going through, so many memories. That is why you fall, then rise, then rise again. Thank you, IIFA.”
Indian cinema’s fresh talents Tiger Shroff and KritiSanonwere lauded for their debut performances and took to the IIFA stage to collect their awards while Kay Kay Menon bagged an award for the Best Actor in a Negative Role for his spectacular performance in Haider.
Bollywood’s ace dancersHrithikRoshan and Shahid Kapoor stunned audiences with their electrifying performances and awesome dance moves. More highlights of the night were SonakshiSinha who stole the show with her act, Parineeti Chopra’s mesmerising performance on Pareshaan, Baby Doll, Lovely and Drama Queen and ShraddhaKapoor’s fantastic act onKhalnayak Hu Mein, CholiKePicheKyaHaiand Om Shanti Om– a tribute to SubhashGhai. Anushka Sharma gave a spell-binding performance on songs from her film Bombay Velvet
For the first time, the prestigious night of nights, S- Cross IIFA Awards will be broadcast globally onColors.