Best performances at IIFA awards 2014
The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend is held overseas at a new venue every year. This year’s event took place at Tampa Bay, Florida. Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s movie won the maximum trophies, including the best picture and best director as well as the best actor award for Farhan Akhtar while actress Deepika Padukone won the best actress award for her role of a Tamil girl in ‘Chennai Express’.
A host of Bollywood actors joined by Hollywood artistes put up a fascinating show in Florida, on Saturday night, for the 15th IIFA awards, popularly known as the Indian Oscars, held for the first time in the US.
John Travolta & Priyanka Chopra
Famous Hollywood actor John Travolta was seen shaking a leg with Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, who received the Woman of Substance trophy at the show. During her performance, Priyanka Chopra got John Travolta on stage and the two danced on ‘Tune Mari Entriyan’ from ‘Gunday’.
John Travolta, who was also honoured at the ceremony for his outstanding contribution to International cinema by Hrithik Roshan, danced to the tunes of his famous song ‘Staying Alive’ with Hrithik Roshan.
Another actor Kevin Spacey surprised everyone as he appeared in a lungi on the stage along with Bollywood stars and danced along the famous ‘Lungi Dance’ track from the 2013 film ‘Chennai Express’, with the film’s actress Deepika Padukone and Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor. It was one of the highlights of the show.
Besides dancing with Kevin on stage, the stunning actress Deepika Padukone also performed on numbers such as ‘Kaisi Teri Khudgarzi’ and also her famous song ‘Nagada Sang Dhol Baaje’.
Madhuri Dixit Nene
Bollywood’s dazzling star Madhuri mingled with the crowd to dance with them for a few moments. The actress performed on some of her unforgettable songs like ‘Ek Do Teen’, ‘Mera Piya Ghar Aaya’, ‘Kay Sera Sera’, ‘Dhak Dhak Karne Laga’ and ‘Dola Re Dola Re’.
The ‘Gunday’ star, who had made a spectacular entry to the stage on a bike, danced to his hit songs ‘Ramji Ki Chal Dekho’, ‘Dishkiyaaon’ and ‘Dil Mein Baji Ghanti’.
Veteran actor Anil Kapoor and the new fashionista Sonakshi Sinha also appeared at the show and the ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ pair Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra were seen dancing to the tunes of ‘Drama Queen’.
The hosts of the event Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar looked awesome dressed as pirates at the show.