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Must See! IIFA Awards 2017 winners Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt celebrated their victory like this


Picture taken from Shahid Kapoor's Instagram account

On Saturday, Bollywood’s most prestigious IIFA Awards 2017 was held in which actor Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt won the best actor male and female for their film Udta Punjab. Since then, the Shaandaar co-stars on cloud nine.

Apparently, Shahid yesterday shared his happiness by posting a boomerang video on his Instagram account with Alia Bhatt in which they can be seen congratulating each other for their amazing victory. In the video, the duo can be seen playing with the IIFA trophy post the award function.

Also read: IIFA 2017 Winners: Shahid, Alia win Best Actors, ‘Neerja’ Best Film

Shahid Kapoor captioned the video as “#Udtapunjab double whammy. Tommy and Mary Jane. Congratulations @aliabhatt.” On the other hand, Alia wrote, “Here’s to Udta Punjab @shahidkapoor.”

#Udtapunjab double whammy. Tommy and Mary Jane. Congratulations @aliabhatt.

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Apart from them, another Udta Punjab actor Diljit Dosanjh won the Best Debutant (male) award.

Bollywood actor/singer Diljit Dosanjh accepts Best Debut actor award during the 18th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Festival at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on July 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

Well, Udta Punjab is the film, which had gone through many troubles created by the CBFC as the film is based on the drug abuse by youth in the state of Punjab and the various conspiracies surrounding it. However, the director of the film Abhishek Chaubey as well as the producers like Anurag Kashyap, Ekta Kapoor, Vikramaditya Motwane and others, fought hard against CBFC to release their film.

Also read: Movie review ‘Udta Punjab’: Soars high with performances

Moreover, Shahid and Alia deserved to be the best actor and actress as they have done the most challenging roles of their career in the film. In the film, Shahid Kapoor portrayed the role of Punjabi rockstar, Tommy Singh, who is coping with a drug addiction. Alia Bhatt features as a migrant woman, who dreams of playing national level hockey for the country. However, she is exploited and trapped in a drug lord’s house.

Congrats, Shahid, Alia, and Diljit for the well-deserved victory!