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IIFA 2018: Here are the best moments, along with the list of winners

This year’s International Indian Film Academy Award, IIFA 2018, kicked off in Bangkok, as the IIFA always holds its awards ceremony outside of India to exhibit Bollywood’s international appeal. And as always, a typical Bollywood award night this year’s awards were a colorful Bollywood event  full of music, dances and ultra charged performances. The ceremony was hosted by Karan Johar and Ritiesh Deshmukh, here we have gathered the highlights of the ceremony.



It was an emotionally charged moment when the late Sridevi was honored for her final role in film Mom, she passed away all of a suddenly leaving her memorable films behind. Producer Boney Kapoor accepted award on his late wife’s behalf with wet eyes.

The main highlight from the event, evergreen Rekha Ji performed on the IIFA stage after 20 long years and she was still spectacular with her signature dance moves on the famous song “Salam e Ishq Meri Jan Zara Qabool Kar Lo”.

The veteran actress took the audience back in time with her dazzling performances on few other songs that included “Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya”, “Dil Cheez Kya Hai”, and “In Aankhon Ki Masti”.

At “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani” there was a rock star performance by Ranbir Kapoor with a dramatic entry clad in black leather jacket and  a guitar strapped to him.

The award for Outstanding Achievement by an Actor in Indian Cinema was given to Anupamp Kher for his outstanding performances one after another through the years working in Bollywood.

Here is the full list of winners, who won for what. Have a look before the awards ceremony airs on any television network.

• Best Picture: Tumhari Sulu

• Best Story: Amit V Masurkar for Newton

• Best Direction: Saket Chaudhary for Hindi Medium

• Best Debut Director: Konkona Sen Sharma for A Death in the Gunj

• Best Actor in a leading role (Female): Late Sridevi for Mom

• Best Actor in a leading role (Male): Irrfan Khan for Hindi Medium

• Best Music Direction: Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi and Akhil Sachdeva for Badrinath Ki Dulhania

• Best Playback Singer (Female): Meghna Mishra for Main Kaun Hoon and Secret Superstar

• Best Playback singer (Male): Arijit Singh for Hawayein and Jab Harry Met Sejal

• Supporting Actor (Female): Meher Vij for Secret Superstar

• Supporting Actor (Male): Nawazzuddin Siddiqui for Mom

• Best Lyrics: Nusrat Fateh Ali, A1 Melody Fana and Manoj Muntashir for Mere Rashke Qamar, Baadshaho

• Style Icon of the Year: Kriti Sanon

Saman Siddiqui

I am a freelance journalist, holding a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and an MS in Peace and Conflict Studies, associated with the electronic media industry since 2006 in various capacities. Here at OyeYeah, I cover a range of genres, from journalism to fiction to fashion, including reviews, and fact findings. 

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