MACAU: The whole of Bollywood descended upon Macau as the 14th edition of the IIFA Awards took place over the weekend.
While ‘Barfi!’ swept the awards left and right, stars like Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Sridevi, Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra scorched the stage with the performances. Hosts Shah Rukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor, meanwhile provided the cool intermissions between the awards and performances.
When Shah Rukh Khan underwent a surgery a month ago, it was thought that he wouldn’t be able to host the event. But he showed how great a sport he is as he not only co-hosted it along with Shahid Kapoor, but even stole the show with his innate charm. In a freeze-frame moment, the ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ star did the arm-stretched pose, but with just a single arm. Shahid Kapoor could only stand back and awe in wonder.
Meanwhile Madhuri Dixit-Nene performed to her famous songs from her filmography, and Deepika Padukone performed to songs like ‘Angrezi Beat’ and ‘Balam Pichkaari’. Sridevi and Abhishek Bachchan too performed on the IIFA stage, but it was the unusual but charming pairing of Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra that stole the show at the IIFA stage.
The stars had a very happy but tired weekend at the awards, before returning home to family and work. Till the next year’s awards functions then!