The 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) underway in Madrid, Spain

The 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards IIFA underway in Madrid Spain pardesi news 1467083992

The awards ceremony, a globetrotting affair which has been hosted in Singapore and Dubai, saw Bollywood stars walking the green carpet in the European city of Madrid, Spain.

The 17th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) currently underway in Madrid, Spain, where a number of Bollywood stars participated in the celebration of one of the biggest awards of Bollywood.   The event was hosted by Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar.

The annual IIFA awards have always been one of the highlight for Indian film industry. The four-day affair June 23-26 witnessed several rocking performances by stars such as Mouni Roy, Hrithik Roshan, Sonakshi Sinha, Elli Avram and Shahid Kapoor among others. IIFA awards 2016 have been reined by Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. While Ranveer has won the best actor award for Bajirao Mastani, Deepika bagged the best actress award for her performance in Piku. Bajirao Mastani has bagged the maximum awards.

Recreating the magic of Indian cinema, the 17th edition of the IIFA Celebrations also played host to some of the most celebrated stars of the Indian film industry, notable guests, and dignitaries from India and the region, world media and Indian cinema fans from across the globe.

Thrilled about his performance at the NEXA IIFA Awards 2016, Bollywood icon Salman Khan said, "IIFA is like one big carnival and I look forward to performing at the NEXA IIFA Awards this June in Spain. Like so many great cities of the world, Madrid will witness the beauty and magic of Indian cinema with IIFA. IIFA has consistently played a crucial role in widening the horizon of the Indian film industry to the world".

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