The 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards kicked off on June 23 in Madrid, Spain. Bollywood stars were spotted interacting and taking selfies with their fans. Some were also seen at press conferences. Here are some of the highlights.
For You: Deepika and Ranveer’s adorable romance
Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are relationship goals. As Deepika performed to a medley of her songs, Ranveer Singh gave a standing ovation. One could easily read Deepika mouthing ‘For You’ while pointing at Ranveer. Deepika also found a place in Ranveer’s acceptance speech where he said, “Nothing makes me happier than you”.
Salman Khan brings Sooraj, Priyanka, Deepika and Ranveer on stage
Deepika on stage w/ Priyanka, Salman, Ranveer & Sooraj. Looks like the guys are trying to get the girls to dance!😄 pic.twitter.com/ba58miCM5P— Deepika Padukone FC (@DeepikaPFC) June 26, 2016
Salman had to show how larger than life is during his performance at the awards night so after swinging to his hit songs, the actor got Sooraj Pancholi, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh on stage to dance with him. First Salman and Ranveer teamed up to dance on Ek Pal Ka Jeena from Kaho Na Pyaar Hai, emulating Hrithik’s steps. Then all five of them danced to Pinga from Bajirao Mastani. Salman also coped Tiger Shroff’s steps from Heropanti from ‘Whistle Baja’.
The actor, as a part of his act as the host of the show, made an entry while sitting on a donkey as did his co-host Shahid Kapoor. Before the show began, Farhan specifically asked him team to inform the other crew members who were shooting the portion to not use the camera flash, as the bright lights might affect the eyes of the animal and it would end up hurting himself.
Shahid and Priyanka share a hug.
Exes Shahid and Priyanka seem to have buried the hatchet. The two actors shared a hug as Priyanka was leaving the stage after accepting an award.
‘Every child means the same,’ says Anil
Anil Kapoor is a proud father. His son, Harshvardhan Kapoor, is set to make his Bollywood debut with film-maker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s period drama.
Ask him how he feels, and Anil says, “It is not about how I feel, it is about how people feel. I am not important. I haven’t presented my son, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra (film-maker) has. I am nervous and anxious though.”
The senior actor, who has been working in the industry for over three decades, is confident that his position in Bollywood will not put any pressure on his son. “I think it is all about the choices you make. If he makes the right choices, works hard and does well, nothing else will affect him. The most important thing is that you are accepted by the people,” he says.
Anil’s daughter, Sonam Kapoor, made her Bollywood debut in 2007 with Saawariya. When asked if he was more nervous during Sonam’s launch, he says, “Every child means the same. It is difficult to measure your feelings. You are a parent and you want your children to do well.”
Take the stairs
Shahid Kapoor was present at a press conference held at his hotel. Post the media event, when the actor stepped out of the hall, he found himself surrounded by fans. They were waiting to take selfies, and interact with him. Noticing the crowd around the lift, Shahid took the stairs instead.
Hrithik Roshan has his sons, Hrehaan and Hridhaan, for company in Madrid. The three were spotted shopping and hanging out. The kids were also seen at a practise session for the event.
Until a few days back, Priyanka Chopra was in Paris, France, to promote her American TV show, Quantico. The star arrived in Madrid on Wednesday (June 22), and was in no mood to mince her words. When the media asked her for her reaction to Salman Khan’s recent controversial comment, she was quick to say, “You should ask the person who made the comment. In reality, there are so many brutal cases happening in India. Why is no one talking about those issues? A lot has been said about the Salman comment. I don’t want to add to the noise. I would rather put the spotlight on real issues. Instead, We must talk about how to treat women better.”
The journalist was invited to cover the event by the organisers of IIFA.
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