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Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt share a sizzling chemistry at IIFA event. See pics

Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif were present at the IIFA 2017 press conference on Thursday. The three actors will perform at IIFA awards to be held at the iconic MetLife Stadium in New York on July 14-15.

bollywood Updated: Jun 02, 2017 12:44 IST
Bollywood actors Salman Khan (C), Katrina Kaif (R) and Alia Bhatt (L) pose during a press conference.
Bollywood actors Salman Khan (C), Katrina Kaif (R) and Alia Bhatt (L) pose during a press conference.(AFP)

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was joined by leading ladies Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt at the official IIFA press conference on Thursday.

Salman Khan (C) Katrina Kaif (R) and Alia Bhatt (L) give a press conference on the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA), in Mumbai. (AFP)

Additionally, encapsulating IIFA’s aim to build bridges across cinemas, businesses, communities and nations, creating everyone’s dream: “One People. One World”, a LIVE Video Conference with five cities globally- New York, London, Dubai, Chicago and Houston was also held post the press conference.

When Katrina was speaking about her performance for the award night, the ‘Dabangg’ Khan interrupted, saying, “But you don’t have to worry anything about her. I think she is one of the best dancers we have in the industry.” Then looking at Alia, who also joined them for the conference, he added, “There’s a tie going on between them (Katrina-Alia).”

Salman Khan (L) and Katrina Kaif give a press conference on the International Indian Film Academy Awards in Mumbai on June 1. (AFP)

To which the 24-year-old actress said, “Please, I am terrible. I am just cute.”

“You can’t be worse than me and I am not even cute,” replied Salman.

On that note, Alia, who has been nominated in the ‘Best Actress’ category for ‘Udta Punjab’ and ‘Dear Zindagi,’ is super excited about her debut performance and “can’t wait” to go and hit the floors . “I have already started preparing. I am even going to be dancing in my sleep. I can’t wait to go there and perform for the people. That’s the best feeling ever,” she said.

Speaking about her debut performance at IIFA, Alia shared, “I am very excited to be a part of IIFA 2017 as this is going to be my debut at the IIFA Awards after five years in the industry. I am super excited that IIFA is being held in the beautiful city of New York. IIFA is all about togetherness and the celebration of the Indian cinema globally and I eagerly look forward to this celebration.”

Bollywood actors Salman Khan (C) Katrina Kaif (R) and Alia Bhatt (L) give a press conference on the International Indian Film Academy Awards. (AFP)

On the other hand, the ‘Baar Baar Dekho’ actress, who is a veteran on the IIFA stage, without spilling the beans about her performance said, “I am hoping it will be something memorable.”

“It is such a great platform that not only showcases the celebration of cinema globally, but also it’s a great opportunity for us to reach out to our fans worldwide. I am excited that this year, it is happening in one of my favorite cities - New York!,” she said.

Bollywood actors Salman Khan (L) and Katrina Kaif give a press conference on the International Indian Film Academy Awards. (AFP)

However, the Sultan star’s comment on his performance was the best, “No idea. Only after I am done with the performance, I might have an idea of what I have done on stage.”

This year, IIFA Rocks will celebrate 25 years of A. R. Rahman in the industry. The show is set to feature a never seen before medley of musicians that includes Diljit Dosanjh, Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Seshadri.

IIFA Rocks will be hosted by Riteish Deshmukh and Manish Paul.

The award night will witness stunning performances from Bollywood megastars such as Salman, Alia, Katrina, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, to name a few. The host for big night is the talented Karan Johar.

Set to be held at the iconic MetLife Stadium in New York July 14-15, the two-day IIFA festival will see a congregation of film celebrities. The event will be aired on July 16, on Katrina’s birthday.

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