Given that it came for a film which was mired in controversy with the censor board over its theme and content, made the success sweeter for the stars - even Diljit Dosanjh walked away with the Best Debutante - Male Actor for his performance in the film.
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!
Except this Bollywood on-screen character Saif Ali Khan and film maker executive Karan Johar hosted the event. In which "Neerja" named the best picture and received the award of the 2017 International Indian Film Academy (IIFA).
Veterans Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher won best supporting actors, for "Neerja" and the Dhoni biopic respectively.
Best Performance in a negative role: Jim Sarbh for Neerja.
Best Actor Male: Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab.
A R Rahman awarded for his 25 years of musical contribution.
The music category of the award show was dominated by Ae Dil Hai Mushkil with Pritam, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Amit Mishra winning awards. In the mean time, Shakun Batra and Ayesha Devitre Dhillon left with the honor for Best Story. However, it was not all smooth-sailing for the duo as the audience booed at them several times during the show at the jam-packed MetLife stadium.
Katrina Kaif not only was a part of this goof up, but also conquered the stage with her dance performance.