At the recently held IIFA Awards 2017 Show held in New York the Best Actor and Best Actress of the 18th edition International Indian Film Academy Awards for 2016 was awarded to Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt respectively for their brilliant performance in the 2016 film Udta Punjab. The duo posted a cute boomerang video on the social media congratulating each other of their success in winning the award. The video shows Shahid bouncing the IIFA Award with Alia Bhatt which he has shared on instagram . Diljit Dosanjh also won the Best Debutant Male Award for the same film .
Udta Punjab was directed by Abhishek Chaubey and the film revolved around the story of a drug abuse by youth in the state of Punjab and the various conspiracies that surrounded it. Shahid Kapoor has essayed the role of a Punjabi Rockstar Tommy Singh who is coping with the drug addiction.
Alia Bhatt is a migrant woman who aspires to be playing Hockey at the national level for her country but gets trapped in a drug lord's house and is exploited. The film had grossed at over Rs 997 million world wide.Besides Udta Punjab stars, Neerja also won the Best Film Award while Aniruddh Roy Chawdhury taking away his Award for the Best Director for his film PINK.The three day celebration of the 18th edition of the Indian Cinema Awards of the International Indian Film Academy Awards was held between 13th and 15th July at New York. The grand event was attended by a few Bollywood celebrities Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan.