Shahid, Alia win Best Actors at IIFA 2017 for 'Udta Punjab'

Carla Harmon
July 17, 2017

"As opposed to the speculation, not getting an award doesn't effect Sushant as he is very secure as an actor", the source was quoted. The event will also honor Neerja with the Best Film award, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt with the Best Actor and Actress awards, along with various other recognitions.

"Shahid Kapoor captioned the video as "#Udtapunjab double whammy.

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


Some of the other winners include Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury who was given the award for Best Director for his film "Pink". "Congratulations alia bhatt", Shahid wrote on Twitter.

Rahman sang two lines from "Maa tujhe salaam" much to the delight of the audience on the final day of the 18th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards, an annual celebration of Hindi cinema at a foreign location.

The actor, who performed at the event, lost the award for his brilliant work in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.


For everyone's surprise, Anupam Kher is the only actor who got the award for the "Best Actor In A Supporting Role" for "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" wherein he played Dhoni's father, Pan Singh Dhoni.

Moreover, Shahid and Alia deserved to be the best actor and actress as they have done the most challenging roles of their career in the film.

The music category of the award show was dominated by Ae Dil Hai Mushkil with Pritam, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Amit Mishra winning awards. After her speech, both the stars sang a song for birthday girl Katrina Kaif.


Apparently, Shahid yesterday shared his happiness by posting a boomerang video on his Instagram account with Alia Bhatt in which they can be seen congratulating each other for their wonderful victory. He and his alleged girlfriend Kriti Sanon gave an awesome dance performance together in NY on July 15.

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