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After all the fanfare and social media posts, the International Indian Film Academy Awards or IIFA award for the year 2017 has finally concluded. While social media is still reeling with all the Instagram posts and powerful performances, it is the curious case of double-Katrina Kaif that has got people talking. The award ceremony was aired on national television on July 16. For the uninitiated, here’s what happened – Katrina Kaif was called on stage to present an award to Shahid Kapoor for the Best Actor award for Udta Punjab. But while the announcements were being made, the camera zoomed at Shahid Kapoor, where the actor was seen sitting smugly, and next to him was Katrina Kaif! Yes, you read that right. The actress was there on stage and in the audience, at the same time. Call it shoddy editing or a bad goof up, the video of the incident is now going viral and social media cannot get enough of this ‘judwa’ of Katrina Kaif.
And the best editing award goes to… pic.twitter.com/tQQwJ69zPg
— Nitesh (@singh_dr) July 16, 2017
Social media is having field day, and you cannot really blame them. The video is outrageously hilarious.
Here are some of the reactions.
Katrinas Twin Sister Has been found pic.twitter.com/LukvXs4W33
— HBD KATRINA❤🎉🎂 (@shan_karoon) July 16, 2017
The joke was clearly not lost on the audience.
Pata nahi kya tha really IIFA award tha ki cartoon network tha… Sab atrangi dress pahne the… Red carpet ki… http://t.co/6xd4lGUMeP
— Mandy Plouffe (@kshitu786) July 17, 2017
Some were just dumbfounded.
Just saw katrina Kaif clapping from audience for katrina kaif on stage giving away an award @IIFA . Genius editing!
— sharada ramanathan (@shediramanathan) July 16, 2017
— Piyush C Dharamshi (@PCDharamshi) July 16, 2017
Aila! 2 Katrina Kaif!
— Rohit Radhakrishnan (@rohitcr2k) July 16, 2017
While others rejoiced having found Kaif’s twin, or so what they would like to believe.
— Urvi Parikh (@filmykiida) July 16, 2017
And then there is this.
Katrina Kaif in a memorable Double Role as Presenter as well as in the audience at same time !! IIFAhttp://t.co/NglhquXkPE@shahidkapoor
— Rohan gupta (@02Gupta) July 17, 2017
The confusion is real.
— Pari ?? (@its_Pari28) July 16, 2017
Not only this, the recently-concluded award ceremony is also facing criticism for the apparent lack of camaraderie between the hosts- Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar. In fact the potshots taken by Johar, Khan and Varun Dhawan against actress Kangana Ranaut regarding the nepotism row is also facing flak on social media.