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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

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 indianexpress.com, 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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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".

A fashion show by Shantanu & Nikhil

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

Best Choreography award

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

Neha Kakkar takes the stage

Singer Neha Kakkar performs at IIFA Rocks 2019.

Best Dialogue award

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

Best Screenplay award

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

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.

Best Special Effects award

The Best Special Effects award goes to Tumbbad.

Best Cinematographer award

The Best Cinematographer award goes to Sudeep Chatterjee for Padmaavat.

Jassi Gill sings "Bapu Zimidar"

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

Best Editor award

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

Best Background Score award

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

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".

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)."

Best Sound Mixing award

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

Best Sound Design award

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

Tulsi Kumar performs at IIFA Rocks 2019

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

Dhvani Bhanushali opens IIFA Rocks 2019

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

Radhika Madan is here!

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

Stage is set

The stage is set for IIFA Rocks 2019. 

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Rakul Preet arrives for IIFA Rocks 2019

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Hosts Ali Fazal and Radhika Apte arrive for IIFA Rocks 2019

On the green carpet of IIFA Rocks 2019, host Ali Fazal talked about his upcoming international project Death on the Nile. He said, "We will be beginning the prep soon. The idea is to have a lot of fun. All eyes are on me." (Photo by Varinder Chawla)

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Who's who of Bollywood expected to attend IIFA Rocks 2019

Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal, Armaan Malik, Gulshan Grover, Harshdeep Kaur, Kabir Bedi, Mrunal Thakur, Radhika Madan, Ramesh Sippy, Resul Pookutty, Richa Chadha, Sonu Sood, Sophie Chaudhary, Suresh Oberoi, Urvashi Rautela, Dilip Tahil and Aditi Rao Hydari among others are expected to attend 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.”