5 reasons why IIFA 2017 is the most special event!

New Delhi: Bollywood parties and award functions are not less than a gala event. When all the celebrities gather together, the event becomes absolutely what a fan needs!One of the biggest award function of Indian cinema is International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA). This function is the time when stars come together to perform, host to entertain their fans and to distribute awards to the deserving Bollywood celebrities for their outstanding performances. The ceremony is always hosted by various beautiful countries of the world.This year the function will be held in New York over 15-16 July. The two days will be a grand celebration of Indian cinema and all the artists who have contributed in taking Hindi cinema beyond the realm of our own nation. The awards will be held at the MetLife stadium, in the heart of New York.

This year there will be performances by Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sushant Singh Rajput, among others.But this year, IIFAbis way more special than previous years, know why--A.R. Rahman specialIIFA rocks will be held on the first day, in which artists from all over the world will come together to mark music composer AR Rahman's 25 glorious years in the industry. Actors Manish Paul and Riteish Deshmukh will be the hosts for the evening. AR Rahman will be later on joined by Diljit Dosanjh, Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Seshadri for a never-seen-before musical medley.-Fashion show at Times SquareE-commerce platform Myntra, the official style partner for the Bollywood awards ceremony, will organise a fashion show as a part of IIFA Stomp on July 13. There will be a Bollywood showstopper who will be walking for the fashion show.- Awareness on environmental issues

Actor-producer Jackky Bhagnani's new short film "Carbon", to be launched at the IIFA Weekend and Awards in New York. It is an attempt to create awareness about environmental issues.-Salman to pay tribute to his favourite on-screen motherA special tribute is being planned at the International Indian Film Awards (IIFA) event in July for actress Reema Lagoo, who died in May. Salman Khan, who played her onscreen son in several films, will lead the tribute. She worked with Salman in movies like 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun' and 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.-Star kids to rock the red carpet!Saif Ali Khan's daughter Sara Ali Khan, who is ready to make her debut in 'Kedarnath' opposite Sushant Singh Rajput, will attend IIFA for the first time with his brother Ibrahim Ali Khan. Shahid Kapoor's little munchkin, Misha, might also be spotted at the ceremony.The award function is to be hosted by director-producer Karan Johar with Saif Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan.