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Neerja named the best picture at IIFA 2017

17 July 2017, 02:36 | Winston Chapman

Neerja named the best picture at IIFA 2017

Alia Bhatt at IIFA Rocks green carpet 2017

We all know that Shahid Kapoor won the Best Actor award for Udta Punjab and Alia Bhatt won the Best Actress award for the same film at IIFA 2017. In the movie Shahid Kapoor was seen playing the role of a Punjabi Rockstar named Tommy Singh who was seen coping with a drug addiction.

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.

Best picture went to Neerja, a thriller based on the true story of a purser who helped save the lives of more than 350 passengers when Libyan-backed hijackers stormed Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan, in 1986.

"Thank you @IIFA, @wizsabbas, @virafsarkari, @WizAndreTimmins for making today a memorable one to cherish", Rahman tweeted post his win. "Congratulations alia bhatt", Shahid wrote on Twitter.

Film industry veterans Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi won the best supporting actor and actress award for M S Dhoni: The Untold Story and Neerja, respectively.

The music category saw Pritam winning the Best Music Direction for "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", and Amitabh Bhattacharya bagging the Best Lyrics accolade for "Channa mereya".Among the singers, Kanika Kapoor's "Da da dase" and Tulsi Kumar "Soch na sake" shared the award in the female category, while Amit Mishra won it in the men's category.

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Except this Bollywood on-screen character Saif Ali Khan and film maker executive Karan Johar hosted the event.

He is laughing at IIFA for not getting best actor award.ek mauka mila tha wo bhi gaya.

Apart from them, another Udta Punjab actor Diljit Dosanjh won the Best Debutant (male) award.

Actress Katrina Kaif took the stage and grooved on songs like "Afghan jalebi", "Galti se mistake", "Dhoom machale" and "Kaala chashma".

The IIFA weekend just concluded in NY and New Jersey.



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