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Top 5 memorable moments at IIFA Rocks 2017

15 July 2017, 12:39 | Marlene Myers

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Where Oscar winning composer-singer A.R. Rahman performed live for fans in the U.S. at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the weather god was not kind to the IIFA Rocks gala. On Friday evening, a few hours after the show began, it was only Rahman who took the stage for his culminating performance.

As the highly anticipated 18th edition of IIFA, to be held from July 13th - 15th 2017, descends on the captivating city of NY, the International Indian Film Academy commences its festivities by ringing in the Nasdaq stock exchange bell at Times Square, thus marking the globalization of Indian cinema.

The IIFA Technical Awards 2017 winners list will be updated as and when the host announces it. It had been raining all day and the green carpet for "IIFA Rocks" was cancelled. Among those who were present at the event were Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Saif Ali Khan, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadha, Taapsee Pannu, Shabana Azmi, Sonu Sood and Dia Mirza.

Both are new parents to Misha and Taimur respectively, attended IIFA Rocks without their wives (although Mira and Misha are in the USA with Shahid) The two surely have a lot in common and not just their last debacle Rangoon.

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Shahid tweeted: "IIFA Rocks".

"Thank you for getting wet and sitting for this", said Rahman in the middle of his performance.

Performing with his highly talented group of global musicians, Rahman - who was celebrating the completion of 25 years in the entertainment industry - was in fine form playing his piano and interacting with his team, singing along to a medly of his hits from Dil Se to the hugely popular Naadaan Parindey from Rockstar alongside Mohit Chauhan - joined intermittently by Jonita Gandhi, Neeti Mohan, Kailash Kher and Aditi Rao Hydari.

Taking to the stage at the very end after a series of delays, A R Rahman more than made the wait worthwhile.

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