IIFA 2017: Saif Ali Khan, Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor head to New York

IIFA 2017: Saif Ali Khan, Mira Rajput and Shahid Kapoor head to New York
Written by Ravleen Khera

So you thought the Bollywood awards season was over for this year? Well, you were wrong! The International Indian Film Academy Awards are finally here with its 18th edition and are going to be held in New York this year on 14-15 July, that becomes 15, 16th July in India. The hosts for the main awards ceremony at IIFA 2017 are Karan Johar, who has somehow become a default host at most award shows these days, and Saif Ali Khan. The venue for the 2 day extravaganza is MetLife stadium, in the heart of New York.

As the event is just a couple of days ahead, a number of bollywood celebrities were spotted at the Mumbai International Airport, ready to fly to New York and join the celebrations there. Shahid Kapoor was spotted with wife Mira and daughter Misha as company, Saif Ali Khan too had his children Sara Ali Khan and Ibrahim accompanying him. The other celebrities that have left for the event include Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha, young starlet Disha Patani, television actor and red carpet host Arjun Bijlani, celebrity chef Vikas Khanna, Manish Paul, Aditi Rao Hydari, Diljit Dosanjh, host Karan Johar, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif among others.

Kriti Sanon and Sushant sing Rajput also leave for New York

A.R. Rehman is all set to perform at the IIFA Rocks musical extravaganza this year where the celebrated artist’s musical journey of 25 years is being celebrated and honoured. He will be supported by an orchestra from New York and his own band. Diljit Dosanjh is expected to perform at this event too. Manish Paul and Riteish Deshmukh will be hosting the IIFA Rocks event.

Apart from the above 2 artists, IIFA 2017 will see performances from the likes of Shahid Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput, all of whom shared pictures and videos from their rehearsals where they are seen working hard and breaking a sweat. Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan are expected to join in too.

#iifa rehearsals.

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The awards ceremony from IIFA 2017 will be telecast LIVE on Colors from New York at 9 am and repeat at 6 pm on 16 July 2017 [Sunday]. Do not miss it.

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Ravleen Khera

A commerce graduate, yoga enthusiast ( certified power yoga instructor), internet/social media junkie, dog lover, coffee addict are some words that describe me. I endeavour to nurture a skill for penning down words that educate, engage, entertain and also add value to the platform my content is published on. Currently,amidst a career transition :)