The 17th edition of IIFA Awards event was a gala affair held in Madrid, Spain, an initiative taken to celebrate the Indo-Spanish connection through music and culture.
2016 IIFA Awards officially known as the 17th International Indian Film Academy Awards Ceremony is presented by the International Indian Film Academy honouring the best of Hindi Films of 2015 for their talent and hard work at a 4 day long spectacular program. The awards were presented for different categories and the nominations for this Awards function was announced on 26th May 2016.
While Bajirao Mastani stole the maximum number of awards and nominations, Piku was not far behind in the long list of winners who won the hearts of the audience , fans, critics and others for their last year releases. ( 2015 films).
The Prestigious Award ceremony had Bollywoods superstars Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar who co-hosted which was the highlights of the event and had made a comical entry into the venue sitting on donkeys!! The Gala celebration was a mix of lot of entertainment. Fans were extremely delighted to see their all time favourite Salman Khan at the 17th edition of the IIFA Awards event. The evening was telecasted by Colours TV.
The whos who of Bollywood Industry graced the biggest Indian Film Awards Show internationally . They were Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Sridevi , Boney Kapoor, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Boman Irani , Kabir Khan, Ranveer Singh, Bipasha Basu, Huma Qureshi, Vivek Oberoi, Dia Mirza, Riteish Deshmukh, Neha Dhupia,R Madhavan, Aftab Shivdasani, Sohail Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala, Shriya Saran, Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff, Richa Chadda, Frieda Pinto, Lara Dutta, Mahesh Bhupathi and many more.