New York: Three-days celebration of Indian cinema, the 18th edition of the International Film Academy Awards, was held in New York from July 13 to July 15. Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were named Best Actors for their brilliant performance in 2016 movie Udta Punjab. Actor Diljit Dosanjh also won the Best Debutant(male) award for the same film.
Udta Punjab, directed by Abhishek Chaubey, revolves around the drug abuse by the youth in the state of Punjab and courted political controversy. The film has earned around 997 million worldwide.
Sonam Kapoor’s film Neerja won the Best Film award. Aniruddha Roy Choudhruy got the award for Best Director for his film Pink.
Bollyhood celebrities like Salman Khan,Katrina Kaif,Sonakshi Sinha and Varun Dhawan were a part of the film extravaganza.