IIFA celebrates the achievements of Bollywood in different cities across the world, but this year it is being held at the iconic MetLife Stadium in NY from July 13-15. It is highly commendable that, in spite of the inclement weather, they went ahead and put up a super show. The idea to host the first big night of "IIFA 2017" in a massive open air stadium came crashing down.
The second day of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) Awards 2017 - IIFA Rocks 2017 - was held on Friday, July 14, in New York City, US, and it saw the presence of several Bollywood celebs. But, this year the rain spoiled all the plans.
They flocked there to catch a glimpse of their favourite stars - Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Taapsee Pannu among others.
Both are new parents to Misha and Taimur respectively, attended IIFA Rocks without their wives (although Mira and Misha are in the U.S. with Shahid) The two surely have a lot in common and not just their last debacle Rangoon. "Rain can't stop the party".
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Taking to the stage at the very end after a series of delays, A R Rahman more than made the wait worthwhile.
The music played on, and the excitement levels increased as he kept singing one hit track after another with a string of singers like Hariharan, Kailash Kher, Jonita Gandhi and Mohit Chauhan joining him on stage.
The IIFA Awards that will be hosted on Saturday night, was tight and led to a hard time for some media persons.