IIFA 2017: Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor Win Best Actors, 'Neerja' Best Film

IIFA 2017

Rounding up the trio of serious- minded films was Pink, a movie about sexual violence against women, which got Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury the Best Director award.

Her co-star, Shahid, was honoured with the best actor gong for his portrayal of drug-addict rockstar, Tommy Singh.

Actress Taapsee Pannu, who played a pivotal role in "Pink", was named the 'Woman Of The Year, ' while music maestro A.R. Rahman was given a Special Award in recognition of his contribution to film music since 25 years at the event, which was largely attended by the NRI community here.

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Shahid Kapoor Saif Ali Khan Kangana Ranaut on Koffee With Karan 5Twitter

His "Udta Punjab" co-actress, Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor (Female) Award for the film and both recorded a boomerang.

"Thank you @IIFA, @wizsabbas, @virafsarkari, @WizAndreTimmins for making today a memorable one to cherish", Rahman tweeted post his win.

Katrina Kaif, who turned 34 on Sunday, celebrated her birthday in NY during the IIFA Awards Ceremony.

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Best Female Playback Singer: Tulsi Kumar for Airlift.

Other nominees in the field included Karan Johar for "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, ' Neeraj Pandey for 'M.S. Dhoni, ' Ram Madhvani for 'Neerja, ' Ali Abbas Zafar for 'Sultan" and Abhishek Chaubey for 'Udta Punjab'.

Disha Patani and Punjabi star Diljit Dosanjh won their first ever IIFA awards for their debut Hindi films M S Dhoni and Udta Punjab, respectively.

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Meanwhile, Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon walked away with the award for Best Story. The star who turned 34 also danced on the song "Galti Se Mistake" from her latest released film with Ranbir Kapoor. Except this, Varun also paid tribute to his dad David Dhawan.

Some called "Katrina Kaif in a double role", while some said Katrina had found her Doppelganger.

Best Performance in a negative role: Jim Sarbh for Neerja.

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