Neerja named the best picture at IIFA 2017

Neha Dhupia IIFA 2017

Neha Dhupia in New York

Actors Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor and Best Actress Award for Udta Punjab, yesterday at IIFA 2017 and both the stars are beaming with happiness.

While the actress was busy making the huge announcement of the Best Actor Award, the cameras panned at Shahid Kapoor, and whoa!

As hosts, Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan attempted to keep the humour alive, but beyond a point, the crowd wasn't very engaged and booed them in between.

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The Best Picture honour went to "Neerja", based on the real life story of air hostess Neerja Bhanot, who lost her life while trying to save others on a hijacked flight at Karachi.

Best Actor Female: Alia Bhatt for Udta Punjab. In a special category, Taapsee Pannu won the Woman of the Year award for Pink.

Varun Dhawan won the IIFA award for the best performance in a comic role for Dishoom and Neerja baddie Jim Sarbh bagged the best negative role award.

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The best story award went to Ayesha Devitre Dhillon and Shakun Batra for Kapoor & Sons.

Best Actor Male: Shahid Kapoor for Udta Punjab.

The music category of the award show was dominated by Ae Dil Hai Mushkil with Pritam, Amitabh Bhattacharya and Amit Mishra winning awards. Alia, who also won the Myntra Style Icon Award, began the proceedings of the night with her performance on "Tamma tamma", "Ladki beautiful" and "Badri ki dulhaniya". He played the role of MS Dhoni's father in the film. Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon wooed the audience with their crackling chemistry as they jived to retro tracks.

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