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IIFA Rocks 2019: Highlights

IIFA Rocks 2019 saw performances by Amit Trivedi, Salim-Sulaiman, Neha Kakkar, Jassi Gill, Dhvani Bhanushali, Ranjit Barot and Tulsi Kumar among others

Written by Priyanka Sharma | Mumbai |
Updated: September 17, 2019 1:05:06 pm
Tulsi Kumar Tulsi Kumar performs at IIFA Rocks 2019.

IIFA Rocks 2019 was held at Dome@NSCI, SVP Stadium in Mumbai. It was hosted by Ali Fazal and Radhika Apte.

In an interview with, Ali had shared his excitement about hosting the mega show.

“They (IIFA) are the ones who have taken a risk on me. I like talking. Let’s see how this one goes. I have never hosted before. It’s going to be fun because I know Radhika as well. She is a friend. It’s a fun team,” the actor said.

For the uninitiated, IIFA Rocks is an attempt at showcasing the best of what Bollywood has to offer to the world in terms of fashion, music as well as general entertainment.

The night saw performances by Amit Trivedi, Salim-Sulaiman, Neha Kakkar, Jassi Gill, Dhvani Bhanushali, Ranjit Barot and Tulsi Kumar among others. In addition to that, popular designers such as Shantanu & Nikhil and Kunal Rawal took over the ramp with their designs.

IIFA Awards 2019 will take place on September 18. It will be hosted by Dream Girl star Ayushmann Khurrana. The main event, like IIFA Rocks, will also be held in Mumbai.

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00:43 (IST)17 Sep 2019
Celebrating 20 years of IIFA

Salim-Suleiman and a host of singers pay tribute to 20 years of IIFA. The tribute includes songs like "Chupke Se", "Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai", "Dil Chahta Hai" and "Kal Ho Na Ho".

00:21 (IST)17 Sep 2019
A fashion show by Shantanu & Nikhil

Designers Shantanu & Nikhil showcase their creations at IIFA Rocks 2019.

00:17 (IST)17 Sep 2019
Best Choreography award

The Best Choreography award goes to Kruti Mahesh Midya and Jyothi D Tommaar for "Ghoomar" from Padmaavat.

00:16 (IST)17 Sep 2019
Neha Kakkar takes the stage

Singer Neha Kakkar performs at IIFA Rocks 2019.

23:55 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Best Dialogue award

The Best Dialogue award goes to Akshat Ghildial for Badhaai Ho.

23:54 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Best Screenplay award

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

23:53 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Amit Trivedi and team rock IIFA 2019 event

Amit Trivedi and his team, which includes singer Shahid Mallya, give the best performance of the night. The team enthralled the audience with Amit Trivedi's hits like "Shaam Shaandaar", "Dariya", "Emotional Atyachar" and "Manja" among more.

23:20 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Best Special Effects award

The Best Special Effects award goes to Tumbbad.

23:17 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Best Cinematographer award

The Best Cinematographer award goes to Sudeep Chatterjee for Padmaavat.

23:16 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Jassi Gill sings "Bapu Zimidar"

Singer-actor Jassi Gill belts out many tracks, including the super-hit song "Bapu Zimidar".

23:13 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Best Editor award

The Best Editor award goes to Pooja Ladha Surti for Andhadhun.

23:12 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Best Background Score award

The Best Background Score award goes to Daniel George for Andhadhun.

22:17 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Nakash Aziz, Jonita Gandhi and Ranjit Barot perform

Nakash Aziz, Jonita Gandhi and Ranjit Barot among others bring the house down with songs like "Ghoomar" and "Ek Chalo Re".

22:11 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Host Ali Fazal's fun Q and A

Host Ali Fazal plays a fun Q and A with the audience. He asks Richa Chadha what being natural means to her. She quips, "You mean what I was three hours ago? Without all of this! (Referring to her makeup)."

22:10 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Best Sound Mixing award

The Best Sound Mixing award goes to Ajay Kumar PB for Andhadhun.

22:10 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Best Sound Design award

The Best Sound Design award goes to Kunal Sharma for Tumbbad.

22:04 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Tulsi Kumar performs at IIFA Rocks 2019

Singer Tulsi Kumar takes to the stage at IIFA Rocks 2019 in Mumbai.

22:03 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Dhvani Bhanushali opens IIFA Rocks 2019

Dhvani Bhanushali opens IIFA Rocks 2019 with her hit tracks "Leja Re" and "Dilbar".

21:45 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Radhika Madan is here!

Radhika Madan hits the green carpet of IIFA Rocks 2019 (Express Photo: Varinder Chawla).

21:26 (IST)16 Sep 2019
Stage is set

The stage is set for IIFA Rocks 2019. 

Talking about IIFA 2019, Salman Khan had said in a statement, “It has always been a pleasure to be a part of IIFA & the Wizcraft family over the years. This year’s homecoming is exceptional and very close to my heart. I am excited to celebrate and contribute to the homecoming of Indian cinema’s mega celebration. Over the last 19 years, IIFA has not only given Indian Cinema an international platform, but it has also provided a wonderful opportunity to connect with our fans internationally. It makes me particularly happy to perform at NEXA IIFA Awards in our very own Aamchi Mumbai – the birth place of Indian cinema.”

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