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. Neerja and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil won three awards each.
Katrina Kaif was no doubt among the best dressed at IIFA awards' red carpet in NY and was enjoying all the attention.while the camera followed her, editor of the show chose to put double does of Katrina Kaif in single frame!
Raabta co-stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon performed together on songs from their recently released film. Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha and Varun Dhawan were a part of the grand event. Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were named Best Actors for their brilliant performance in 2016 movie Udta Punjab. In which "Neerja" named the best picture and received the award of the 2017 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA).
Best Performance in a negative role: Jim Sarbh for Neerja. Shakun Batra and Ayesha DeVitre won the award for the Best Story for Kapoor & Sons. He was given the best actor male award. Amit Mishra won best playback (male) for "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil', Kanika Kapoor and Tulsi Kumar shared the best female playback for "Udta Punjab" and "Airlift" respectively, while Pritam won best music director for "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil".
Actor Diljit Dosanjh who made his Bollywood debut with "Udta Punjab" won the Best debutant award for his role in the movie.
Varun, later took to the stage for his solo performance, during which he paid a tribute to his father, filmmaker David Dhawan, who completed 30 years in the film industry.