Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif made for a terrific trio at the recently held IIFA press conference (1 June 2017), where they were part of a live interaction, with cities around the globe (Dubai, New York and Huston). The International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) is set to take place in New York from July 13th-15th and is undoubtedly the most extravagant Bollywood affair everyone’s been waiting to witness. To add an extra ingredient of oomph to the show, Karan Johar is going to be taking centre stage as host, and given his track record of helming some of the most entertaining shows, we are sure he won’t disappoint this time either. The star studded award ceremony, will witness power packed performances by Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput, among others.
On Thursday (1 June 2017), the stars took to the stage at a press conference, to talk about all things IIFA and here are a few moments that caught our attention:
Something that couldn’t be given a miss was the warm, sweet camaraderie between Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan. The duo looked happy in each other’s company as they laughed and giggled the night away, almost making Alia Bhatt look like she had come for a different event altogether. Bollywood Life shared this little compilation off all the ‘Aww’ moments between the two,
Fans are beyond excited to see their favourite pair, Salman and Katrina reuniting on the big screen in Ek Tha Tiger. When questioned about how she feels working with Salman after the long 5 year gap, the actress reportedly said, “It is interesting to be back on set with him. Working with him is always entertaining. His presence promises a lot of entertainment. It’s like a continuous TV show, which you watch and feel happy about. He always tries to make everyone smile. People on set, who interact with him, always go home happy.”
Salman was also quizzed on Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo in Tubelight, to which he said, “I am very happy that Shah Rukh Khan worked in my film. His entry in the film is a significant turning point in the movie.” Wow! Tubelight is one film we’re really looking forward to!
We’re never going to be able to get over the sizzling chemistry between Salman and Katrina, but for now, let’s move over to the charming Alia Bhatt.
IIFA 2017 will mark Alia Bhatt’s debut performance on the prestigious platform after completing 5 years in the industry, and she seemed super happy about it! When asked about what excited her the most- her double nomination as best actress (Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi) or her debut performance, she promptly replied, “Ofcourse the performance.”
As we all look forward to IIFA and to seeing our favourite stars in action, here is a little something from the press conference that’ll keep you going until the main event.