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IIFA Awards 2019: Highlights

Hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana, IIFA Awards 2019 featured sensational performances by Salman Kham, Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal among others.

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IIFA Awards 2019 was held in Mumbai.

The 20th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards was held in Mumbai’s Dome, NSCI, SVP Stadium on Wednesday.

The big winners of the night were Raazi (Best Film), Ranveer Singh (Best Actor), Alia Bhatt (Best Actress), Sriram Raghavan (Best Director), Aditi Rao Hydari (Best Supporting Actress), Vicky Kaushal (Best Supporting Actor), Sara Ali Khan (Best Debutant – Female) and Ishaan Khatter (Best Debutant – Male) among others.

Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Rajkumar Hirani and Saroj Khan were honoured with special awards. The evening also saw the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award being bestowed upon veteran actor Jagdeep.

PHOTOS: Sara Ali Khan, Vicky Kaushal and others attend IIFA Awards 2019

Hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana, IIFA Awards 2019 featured sensational performances by Salman Kham, Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif and Vicky Kaushal among others.

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Salman brings down the curtain

Salman Khan is on stage. The moment "Swag Se Karenge Sabka Swagat" played, the audience went berserk. Salman also danced to "Oh Oh Jane Jaana" and "Garam Chai Ki Pyaali Ho".

Best Film award

The Best Film award goes to Meghna Gulzar directorial Raazi. Actor Katrina Kaif and choreographer presented the award.

Best Actress award

The Best Actor (Female) award goes to Alia Bhatt for Raazi. Vicky Kaushal presents her the award.

Best Actor (Male) award

The Best Actor (Male) award goes to Ranveer Singh for Padmaavat. 83 director Kabir Khan presents him the award.

Best Director award

The Best Director award goes to Sriram Raghavan for Andhadhun. Deepika Padukone presents him the award.

Best Supporting Actor (female) award

The Best Supporting Actor (female) award goes to Aditi Rao Hydari for Padmaavat. This is a surprise actually, considering the contenders included Neena Gupta and Surekha Sikhri for Badhaai Ho.

Best Supporting actor (male) award

The Best Supporting actor (male) award goes to Vicky Kaushal for Sanju. His Raazi co-star Alia Bhatt presented him the award.

Award for Deepika Padukone

The award for Best Actor (female) in the last 20 years goes to Deepika Padukone.

Award for Ranbir Kapoor

The award for Best Actor in the last 20 years goes to Ranbir Kapoor for his work in Barfi. The award presented by Rekha is accepted by Barfi director Anurag Basu on Ranbir's behalf.

Best debutant (female) award

The Best debutant (female) award goes to Sara Ali Khan for Kedarnath.

Best debutant (male) award

The Best debutant (male) award goes to Ishaan Khatter for Dhadak and Beyond the Clouds. He received the award from brother Shahid Kapoor. Ayushmann, Aparshakti, Shahid and Ishaan also dance to Zingaat.

Madhuri Dixit honours Saroj Khan

Madhuri Dixit pays tribute to veteran choreographer Saroj Khan by performing on tracks like "Ek Do Teen", "Chane Ke Khet Mein", "Mera Pita Ghar Aaya" and "Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai". After Madhuri's act, Ayushmann and Aparshakti invited Saroj ji on stage and the Kalank actor surprised her with an award for her contribution to Hindi cinema.

Deepika is finally here!

Deepika Padukone arrives fashionably late at IIFA Awards 2019.

PHOTOS: IIFA Awards 2019 performances

Arijit Singh and Jonita Gandhi perform at IIFA Awards 2019

When Pritam received the Best Music Direction award for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, he called Arijit Singh and Jonita Gandhi on the stage. While Arijit captivated the audience with a rendition of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil title track, Jonita sang "Break Up Song".

Award for Kaho Na Pyaar Hai

The Best Film in the last 20 years has gone to Kaho Na Pyaar Hai.

Award for #MeToo accused Rajkumar Hirani

The next award is for Best Direction in the last 20 years. It has gone to Rajkumar Hirani. The award was presented by Salman Khan.

IIFA introduces five special awards

On the completion of 20 years, IIFA introduces five special awards. The first award is for music direction, which went to Pritam for his outstanding performance in the last 20 years.

Sara Ali Khan performs at IIFA Awards 2019

Sara Ali Khan's performance included not only her songs but also hit tracks of her parents like "Yaar Bina Chain Kahan Re" and "Ole Ole Ole".

Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaaved Jaaferi's hilarious skit

Ayushmann Khurrana and Jaaved Jaaferi perform a hilarious skit. While Ayushmann spoofed Ranveer Singh's Gully Boy character Murad, Javed played a host of popular characters like Munna Bhai, Bauji from Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and Khilji from Padmaavat.

Best Story award

The Best Story award goes to Sriram Raghavan, Pooja Ladha Surti, Arijit Biswas, Yogesh Chandekar and Hemanth Rao for Andhadhun.

Best Music award

The Best Music award goes to Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. This is such a shame that in a category where Amit Trivedi has been nominated twice, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety wins. Amaal Malik, Rochak Kohli and Yo Yo Honey Singh received the award.

Best Lyrics award

The Best Lyrics award goes to Amitabh Bhattacharya for "Dhadak".

Vicky Kaushal performs at IIFA Awards 2019

Vicky Kaushal is on stage to perform. Vicky danced on a couple of Punjabi hits like "Kava Kava", "Gur Naal Ishq Mitha" and "Dhyanchand".

Jagdeep honoured

Veteran actor Jagdeep honoured with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema award. The actor is accompanied by sons Jaaved Jaaferi and Naved Jafri and grandson Meezan. The award is presented to him by Ranveer Singh and Ramesh Sippy, who directed him in Sholay.

Katrina performs at IIFA Awards 2019

Katrina Kaif performs on "Suraiya" and "Aithey Aa" among more. Salman had a smile plastered on his face throughout the performance.

Salman cheers for Katrina

Katrina Kaif is on the stage. As her name was called, Salman Khan stood up to cheer for his former girlfriend.

Best Playback Singer (female) award

The Best Playback Singer (female) award goes to Harshdeep Kaur and Vibha Saraf for "Dilbaro" from Raazi.

Best Playback Singer (male) award

The Best Playback Singer (male) award goes to Arijit Singh for "Ae Watan" from Raazi.

Perfect start to IIFA 2019

World of Dance winners Kings United perform with Ranveer Singh. The power-packed performance is the perfect start to IIFA Awards 2019.

Ranveer performs at IIFA 2019

Ranveer Singh is the opening act at IIFA Awards 2019. His performance is preceded by Ganesh Aarti. Ranveer enters the auditorium from within the audience seating area. He is singing "Mere Gully Mein" as many in the audience are standing to cheer for him. The crowd cannot stop making noise for the actor.

The Khuranas are on a roll

Brothers Ayushmann Khurrana and Aparshakti Khurana take the stage and have been entertaining from the word go.

IIFA Awards 2019 begins

IIFA Awards 2019 begins. Karan Johar kicks off the proceedings.

Mouni arrives for IIFA Awards 2019

Mouni Roy, who will be seen next in Made in China, needs to consult another stylist.

Preity Zinta is here!

Preity Zinta grabbed eyeballs on the green carpet of IIFA Awards 2019.

Riteish-Genelia arrive for IIFA Awards 2019

Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza were among the couples at IIFA Awards 2019.

Swara Bhasker is here!

Swara Bhasker arrived late for IIFA Awards 2019.

Urvashi Rautela wins over photographers

Urvashi Rautela blows a kiss at the photographers.

Both Katrina Kaif and Madhuri Dixit, who will be performing this year, had earlier shared their sentiments about IIFA.

Katrina Kaif said, "IIFA is a great opportunity for the entire film fraternity to connect with their fans on both national and international platforms. I am personally very thrilled to perform at NEXA IIFA Awards 2019 and I look forward to having a great time at the 20th homecoming celebration of Indian Cinema, in Mumbai.”

Madhuri Dixit shared, "IIFA truly is an inspiring platform, a global phenomenon with a massive fan following year after year that celebrates the brilliance of Indian cinema worldwide. I am honored to be a part of 20th homecoming celebrations and I wish IIFA all the success as we mark the homecoming edition of the grandiose global event here in Mumbai.”