Karan Johar will be the main host at IIFA Awards 2017

Shubhanshu Sharma
Published on: 1 Jun 2017 8:47 PM GMT
Karan Johar will be the main host at IIFA Awards 2017
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Mumbai: Prominent Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar will be the main host of the much awaited International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards night, to be held in New York in July this year.

The official announcement in this regard was made here on Thursday. Karan Johar's directorial 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' is among the nominations at this year's IIFA awards.

"Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" has a chance to win in eight categories, followed by "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" which has been nominated across seven categories.

The IIFA Weekend and Awards, to be held July 13-15, will be a celebration of Indian film, music, fashion and dance.

To reveal some of the details about the upcoming gala, Bollywood stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt addressed press conference here, and later got together for a live video Conference with five Cities globally -- New York, London, Dubai, Chicago and Houston.

For attendees of the IIFA Rocks 2017 show, a celebration of 25 years of Oscar winning talent A.R. Rahman has been organised. It will also feature a medley of musicians including Rahman, Diljit Dosanjh, Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Seshadri.

The inimitable Riteish Deshmukh and Manish Paul will host IIFA Rocks, to be held a day before the main awards event.

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The awards night, to be telecast live on Colors, has a star-studded line-up of performers. Apart from Salman, Katrina and Alia, audiences can look forward to Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon among others on the stage at the Metlife Stadium.

Organisers Wizcraft International Entertainment have already started creating a buzz for the event in New York. A Bollywood flashmob had last week taken over a section of the Times Square. They have even announced a nationwide contest in the US, along with Bollyshake.com -- allowing interested candidates to submit their entries on the online platform and getting a chance to dance on the stage as part of one of the acts.

This is the second time that the IIFA extravaganza is taking place in the US. It was earlier held in Tampa Bay in 2014.

The news has gone viral over social platforms with people sharing their views about the flawless hosting skills on Karan Johar.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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