Pictures: Bollywood descends on NY for the 18th edition of IIFA WEEKEND AND AWARDS.

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Yes it is that time! Bollywood is coming to New York! Indian cinema’s grandest celebration, the 18th Edition of IIFA is all set to delight fans with its premiere edition in New York. The highly anticipated IIFA Festival New York 2017 promises to be a mélange of glitz, glamour and star power with stunning performances from Bollywood megastars such as Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, A. R. Rahman among others.

The 72 hours extravaganza, the Lycamobile Presents IIFA Festival will feature string of events and unique associations: IIFA Stomp, the spectacular IIFA Rocks and the one and only- The NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO.

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Times Square is all set to be abuzz with a free-for-all public entertainment at Myntra presents IIFA Stomp to be held on July 13th. IIFA Stomp is all set to build the momentum of the 18th Edition of Lycamobile Presents IIFA Festival New York with an entertaining mix of fashion, music, dance and more! The IIFA fever is set to grip Times Square as Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan will be showcasing his DJ skills at IIFA Stomp! Electronica icon B.R.E.E.D, DJ Nasha, DJ Amann Nagpal and Karsh Kale will raise the IIFA Stomp party with their unique beats for the audience.

Furthermore, IIFA Stomp will present the best of fashion and style with a glamorous Fashion Show right in the heart of the city! The lineup features Bollywood’s star siblings- Shraddha and Siddhanth Kapoor as show-stoppers for the NEXA collection by Shane and Falguni Peacock, Designers Shane & Falguni Peacock will also present rising Bollywood star Disha Patani, Myntra’s Fashion Show shall be opened by the talented actress Dia Mirza with Tapsee Pannu as the showstopper.

IIFA Rocks, the unique musical event this year has elevated the anticipation as the show will celebrate the illustrious career and work of Musical Maestro A.R. Rahman as he celebrates 25 years in the industry. On 14th July 2017, the stadium shall transform into a dazzling musical extravaganza featuring a number of surprises and megastars all on one stage as the Multi-talented Bollywood star Diljit Dosanjh will kick start the performances. A never-seen-before medley and energetic performances from Hariharan, Kailesh Kher, Mika Singh, Mohit Chauhan, Jonita Gandhi, Neeti Mohan, Javed Ali,Haricharan Seshadri and Kamaal Khan among others will be seen with the legendary artist A.R Rahman at IIFA Rocks. Bollywood’s Riteish Deshmukh and Manish Paul will host the sensational global event.

Adding to it, the most coveted and highly anticipated award celebration The NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO will see Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar hosting the star studded night. The awards ceremony will feature Bollywood Star Varun Dhawan making a debut at IIFA Awards with a stunning performance and will also be co- hosting a segment of the show. The NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO will also include mesmerizing performances by Bollywood superstars- Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, to name a few.

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