STAR-STUDDED mega celebration Happens At 23 Rd IIFA Awards

▪  Hosts:  Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal

▪  Performers: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Nora Fatehi & Rakul Preet Singh


  1. Best Picture Category | Drishyam 2
  2. Best Direction Category| R Madhavan for Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
  3. Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) | Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi
  4. Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) | Hrithik Roshan for Vikram Vedha
  5. Performance In A Supporting Role (Female) | Mouni Roy for Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva
  6. Performance In A Supporting Role (Male) | Anil Kapoor for Jug Jugg Jeeyo
  7. Music Direction | Pritam for Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva
  8. Playback Singer (Female) | Shreya Ghoshal for the song Rasiya from Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva
  9. Playback Singer (Male) | Arijit Singh for the song Kesariya from Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva
  10. Best Story (Original) | Parveez Sheikh and Jasmeet Reen for the film Darlings
  11. Best Story (Adapted) | Aamil Keeyan Khan and Abhishek Pathak for Drishyam 2
  12. Lyrics | Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Kesariya from Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva
  13. Best Debut – Female, Khushali Kumar for Dhoka Around the Corner
  14. Best Debut – Male, Shantanu Maheshwari for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Babil Khan for Qala
Special Award: Outstanding Achievement in regional cinema: Riteish & Genelia


  • The Opening performance was of the vast desert landscape with sand dunes, a mesmerizing backdrop of the desert along with vibrant landscapes and cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi.
  • Second performance by Varun Dhawan on The Punjaban song, Malhari, Garmi, Shava Shava, Singham, Palat, Jungle Mein Kaand and Naacho Naacho
  • Performance by Kriti Sanon on apna bana le, Thumkeshwari, Munda sona hoon main, Param sundari joined by Quick Style dancers, followed by Coca Cola Tu, Ao Kabhi Havelli Pe, Main tera boyfriend, Sweety tera drama
  • Bollywood Wives, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavna Pandey, Seema Kiran Sajdeh and Neelam Kothar made a special announcement – they’re going on a world tour for the show’s next season.
  • A fun segment called Let’s Battle It Out – between Vicky Kaushal and Varun Dhawan
  • Performance by Rakul Preet Singh enchanted the audience with her awe-inspiring performance on Aaiye Meherbaan, Babuji Dheere Chalna, Ajeeb dastan, Mud mud ke na dekh, Pyar hua ikrar hua, Mera naam chin chin chu
  • Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan dance on the video of their latest song from their film Zara Hatke Zara Bachke.
  • Performance by Jacqueline Fernandez on Paani paani, Kala shakala, Show me your thumka, Ra ra rakamma
  • Performance by Nora Fatehi on Aaj ki raat koi aane ko hai, Aao na gale lagaalo na, Piya tu ab toh aaja, Duniya mein logo ko, Yeh mera dil yaar ka deewana, Laila o Laila
  • Performance by Salman Khan on Oh Oh Jaane Jana with Quickstyle, Kisi ka bhai kisi ka jaan, Billi billi, Aaja soniye seeti maar, You’re my love, Joote dedo paise lo, Tumpar hum hai atke, Baby ko bass pasand hai, Aaj ki party, Jumme ki raat, Yentamma yentamma.

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Bandana Jain
Bandana Jain is a seasoned lifestyle and travel journalist for the past two decades. Also a blogger, she loves pursuing modelling as a hobby. She has also ventured into the realms of anchoring and public speaking. When she is not pursuing any of the above, you can find her chilling by the beach or in park with her favourite cup of masala chai. Travelling is her passion, creativity her morale booster and enriching conversations give her the necessary thrust in life.