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IIFA 2017 green carpet: Sonakshi Sinha, Disha Patani, Shilpa Shetty displaying exquisite taste in fashion

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Bollywood actress Alia Bhat poses as she arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

New York: The 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) took New York City by a storm as the entire Bollywood industry was dressed up in their best, displaying their exquisite taste in fashion.

Bollywood Actress Sonakshi Sinha returns to the green carpet for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

While talking to the media, actor Anil Kapoor said that whether he is nominated or not, it’s always a fun for him to attend the IIFA.


Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Actress Preity Zinta, dressed in a black ensemble, said that except for the first IIFA, she has been a consistent member of the IIFA family.

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Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput arrive for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Wearing an outfit by Shehla Khan, actor-turned-director Divya Khosla said, “I’m excited for the IIFA, because it’s a huge event to celebrate the Indian industry over here.”

Bipasha Basu attends the 2017 International Indian Film Academy Festival’s IIFA Awards at MetLife Stadium on Saturday, July 15, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)(AP7_16_2017_000144B)

Looking dapper like always, actor Suniel Shetty said, “For me, the IIFA is a showcase of the Indian cinema like never before. And an opportunity to be at par with the Hollywood.”

Bollywood actress Ivya Khosla Kumararrive arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / Angela WEISS

Shetty further expressed confidence that in coming years, the Bollywood would give tough competition to the Hollywood.

Bollywood Actress Nargis Fakhri arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Meanwhile, ahead of the main award ceremony, Bollywood stalwarts including the likes of Anil Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Disha Patani, Dia Mirza, and Shahid Kapoor among others descended on the green carpet looking their stylish best.

Bollywood Actress Huma Qureshi arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actress Neetu Chandra arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood Actor Ritesh Deshmukh arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira Rajput arrive for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty arrives with Raj Kundra for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Indian Actress Taapsee Pannu arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actress Alia Bhat poses as she arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actor Abhay Deol arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood Actor Anupam Kher arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Lulia Vantur arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood music composer and singer AR Rahman arrive for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood arrives with a guest for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

West Indies cricket player Dwayne Bravo arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood Actor Sunil Shetty arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actor Zaheed Khan arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actor Gulshan Grover poses as he arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS

Bollywood actress Dia Mirza arrives for the IIFA Awards July 15, 2017 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival. / AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISS