IIFA 2023 Highlights: Salman Khan dances to his popular songs; Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nora Fatehi & others set the stage on fire


With a star-studded mega celebration for its 23rd edition at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, IIFA 2023 brought the best of Indian cinema. Highlights from the evening of Nexa IIFA Awards 2023: 

Hrithik Roshan won Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) For Vikram Vedha. Jayantilal Gada accepted the award on behalf of Alia Bhatt as she won the Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) for Gangubai Kathiawadi. R Madhavan won the Best Direction category for Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. AR Rahman presented the Outstanding Award to Mr. Kamal Haasan for his ‘outstanding achievement in Indian cinema’.Designer Manish Malhotra was honoured for his ‘outstanding achievement in fashion in cinema’.

Nexa IIFA Awards 2023 co-presented by Sobha Realty and co-powered by the Kuber Group was hosted by Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal. The performances were by Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Nora Fatehi and Rakul Preet Singh. 

1.    The Opening performance was of the vast desert landscape with sand dunes, a mesmerizing backdrop of the desert along with vibrant landscapes and cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi. 

2.    Second performance by Varun Dhawan on The Punjaban song, Malhari, Garmi, Shava Shava, Singham, Palat, Jungle Mein Kaand and Naacho Naacho.

3.    Performance by Kriti Sanon on Apna Bana Le, Thumkeshwari, Munda Sona Hoon Main, Param Sundari joined by Quick Style dancers, followed by Coca Cola Tu, Ao Kabhi Haveli Pe, Main Tera Boyfriend and Sweety Tera Drama.

4.    Bollywood Wives, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavana Pandey, Seema Kiran Sajdeh and Neelam Kothari made a special announcement - they’re going on a world tour for the show's next season.

5.    A fun segment called Let’s Battle It Out - between Vicky Kaushal and Varun Dhawan.

6.    Performance by Rakul Preet Singh enchanted the audience with her awe-inspiring performance on Aaiye Meherbaan, Babuji Dheere Chalna, Ajeeb Dastan, Mud Mud Ke Na Dekh, Pyar Hua Ikrar Hua, Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu.

7.    Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan danced on the video of their latest song from their film Zara Hatke Zara Bachke. 

8.    Performance by Jacqueline Fernandez on Paani Paani, Kala Shakala, Show Me The Thumka, Ra Ra Rakamma.

9.    Performance by Nora Fatehi on Aaj Ki Raat Koi Aane Ko Hai, Aao Na Gale Lagaalo Na, Piya Tu Ab Toh Aaja, Duniya Mein Logo Ko, Yeh Mera Dil Yaar Ka Deewana and Laila o Laila. 

10.    Performance by Salman Khan on Oh Oh Jaane Jana with Quickstyle, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan, Billi Billi, Aaja Soniye, Seeti Maar, You're My Love, Joote Dedo Paise Lo, Tumpar Hum Hai Atke, Baby Ko Bass Pasand Hai, Aaj Ki Party, Jumme Ki Raat, and Yentamma.

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