By Seema Dhawan
- The Homecoming of the mega celebration of Indian cinema, NEXA IIFA Awards 2019 brought the best of Bollywood on one stage with a Star-Studded Awards Show!
- Hosts: Ayushmann Khurrana and Aparshakti Khurrana
- Performers: Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Madhuri Dixit, Katrina Kaif and Sara Ali Khan
- Sara Ali Khan and Vicky Kaushal made their IIFA Debut At NEXA IIFA Awards 2019
- The biggest night of Indian cinema also presented THE IIFA 20 Years Special Honors to celebrate the Winner among Winners from across IIFA’s 19Glorious Year Old Journey
- NEXA IIFA AWARDS honored esteemed individuals, The Master Of Comedy, Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, aka Jagdeep for his ‘Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’ and The Master Of Dance And Choreography, Saroj Khan with the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Indian Cinema’
- Bollywood’s ‘Dancing Queen’ Madhuri Dixit mesmerized the audience with her breathtaking performance-tribute to the Legendary Bollywood ChoreographerSaroj Khan
The grand finale of the power-packed NEXA IIFA Awards night witnessed the celebration of Indian cinema as the Winners in the Popular Category were presented with the coveted golden IIFA statuette.
A treat for cinema enthusiasts, the biggest night of Indian cinema also presented the IIFA 20 Years Special Honors to celebrate the Winner among Winners from across IIFA’s glorious 20- year old journey at DOME, NSCI SVP Stadium,Mumbai.
NEXA IIFA AWARDS presentation ceremony also saw the felicitation of honored esteemed individuals who have made ‘Outstanding’ contributions to Indian cinema: The Master Of Dance And Choreography, Saroj Khan and The Master Of Comedy, Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, aka Jagdeep, both of whom have had remarkable careers and have delivered phenomenal performances on the silver screen.
NEXA IIFA AWARDS 201911 Popular Categories winners:
- Best Picture : Raazi
- Best Direction :Sriram Raghavan, FilmAndhadhun
- Performance in a Leading Role | Female: Alia Bhatt, Film Raazi
- Performance in a Leading Role |Male: Ranveer Singh,Film Padmaavat
- Performance in a Supporting Role |Female : Aditi Rao Hydari, Film Padmaavat
- Performance in a Supporting Role | Male: Vicky Kaushal, Film Sanju
- Music Direction : Amaal Mallik, Guru Randhawa, Rochak Kohli, Saurabh-Vaibhav, Yo Yo Honey Singh, Zack Knight, Film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety
- Best Story : Arijit Biswas, Hemanth Rao, Pooja Ladha Surti, Sriram Raghavan, Yogesh Chandekar, Film Andhadhun
- Lyrics :Amitabh Bhattacharya, Song Dhadak, Film Dhadak
- Playback Singer | Female :Harshdeep Kaur; Vibha Saraf Dilbaro Film Raazi
- Playback Singer |Male :Arijit Singh Ae Watan(Male) FilmRaazi
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories. The alliances made via the platform of IIFA provide huge benefits and gain to India and an equally important objective is to create similar benefits in the host countries. The aim is to establish a system of mutual benefit to both India as well as the host destinations by boosting tourism, economic development, trade, culture, cross-border investments and film co-productions. IIFA believes in the dream: One People, One World.
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