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Neerja named the best picture at IIFA 2017

17 July 2017

Katrina Kaif gave away the award to Shahid, while Varun Dhawan announced Alia as the Best Actor - Female at the event, held at the Metlife Stadium here.

"Neerja" turned out to be thebig victor when it took home the coveted award for Best Picture.

Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were named Best Actors at the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards for their brilliant performance in 2016 movie Udta Punjab on Saturday. She played the role of a Bihari migrant girl in the movie.

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Except this on the other side "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, ' 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, ' "Neerja", "Pink", "Sultan" and 'Udta Punjab" to sack the respect.

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.

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. IIFA 2017 NY, which was held recently, successfully lived up to the expectations and honoured the best of the Indian film fraternity.

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Best Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury for Pink. Tulsi Kumar and Kanika Kapoor shared the Best Playback Singer (Female) honour for Airlift and Udta Punjab respectively.

Music maestro AR Rahman was honoured with a special award for completing 25 years in the industry.

Varun Dhawan's performance in Dishoom earned him the title of Best Actor in a Comic Role.

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The music category saw Pritam winning the Best Music Direction for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, and Amitabh Bhattacharya bagging the Best Lyrics accolade for Channa mereya.

Neerja named the best picture at IIFA 2017