IIFA 2018 kicked off with a press conference in Thailand that was attended by Anil Kapoor, Karan Johar, Arjun Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana, Dia Mirza, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Iulia Vantur, Bobby Deol and Riteish Deshmukh
Arjun Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana seemed like had fun at the press conference
At a press conference for the 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards on Friday, Karan Johar commented while talking about the environmental initiative of 'Beat Plastic Pollution', backed by the UN Environment and its goodwill ambassador of India, Dia Mirza. Its tagline "If you can't reuse it, refuse it", Karan said, "This IIFA brings so much 'gorgeousness'... And there has always been a social relevance... So, thank you Dia for what you do. When you say, 'If you can't reuse, refuse it', I hope you are also talking about talent. And that is the way most of us believe when it comes to talent. If you can't reuse the talent, then refuse that talent."
We wonder why Mouni Roy, Kartik Aaryan and Ayushmann Khurrana look so bored here!
Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor seem to be having a gala time clearly, while they pull Kartik Aaryan's leg during his speech
Varun Dhawan was clicked while singing along with Shraddha Kapoor's song Teri Galliyan. Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor were laughing at Varun's stint though!
Candid click! Karan Johar hugs Mouni Roy
Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Sanon getting ready to pose for the shutterbugs before the press conference
IIFA Rocks 2018 will also witness the felicitation of the winners in the technical categories. Celebrated designer duo Shantanu & Nikhil would be showcasing their collection inspired by the NEXA brand values, design and colours.
Candid click again! Anil Kapoor and Varun Dhawan hug and greet each other
The last day of the celebration will witness the celebration of Indian cinema as the winners in the popular categories will get golden statuettes. Director and Producer Karan Johar, along with actor Riteish Deshmukh, will be seen hosting the awards night
Bangkok will witness performances by Bollywood superstars Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, Kartik Aaryan and Lulia Vantur
Ayushmann Khurrana is upbeat about co-hosting IIFA Rocks with Kartik Aaryan. Performing live is something Ayushmann loves. "Live performance is instant gratification... You get to know about the audience instantly and improvise instantly. So, I think it has its own charm," he said
Kriti Sanon will be seen performing at the awards gala night on Sunday with Arjun Kapoor. "I am doing a medley of our songs. My songs and then Arjun's songs. It's a nice mixture of the two and I feel like it's great when a performance has a story to it... Ours does. I get to do the 'nakhras', dancing, expressions and everything. I am performing on 'Ik vaari aa', 'Main tera boyfriend' and 'Tukur tukur'," she said
Karan Johar had last year sparked a controversy as the host of the IIFA Awards in New York when he made a comment on the nepotism debate raked up by actress Kangana Ranaut. This year, Karan Johar is back to host the gala.
The organisers earlier told IANS that after Karan's "nepotism rocks" stunt, they are going to be more careful about the show's script this time
Stay tuned as we will soon update inside pictures of IIFA Rocks 2018
The IIFA awards is a much awaited event of the year amongst the film fraternity and Bollywood fans and this time around the three-day gala is being held in Bangkok, and will witness the presence of some of Hindi filmdom's iconic stars and new actors on the red carpet, in the audience and on stage. The main awards night will be held on Sunday.
The press conference of 19th edition of International Indian Academy Awards (IIFA) took place in Bangkok. We have pictures