Since the year 2000, IIFA awards have been an occasion where excellence is celebrated. For more than a decade now, IIFA has been awarding the bests in every field of Hindi cinema, and every year has played host to performances which have set the stage on fire. Here’s a look at some of the best performances that IIFA has been a witness to.
IIFA 2008 – Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar set his viewers in a different mood altogether with his amazing performance on the IIFA 2008 stage. Kumar’s dance on ‘Singh is King’ left his viewers spellbound, and his ‘Dil da maamla’ made them hanker for more. One of the performances of IIFA which is undoubtedly not worth missing!
IIFA 2010 – Bipasha Basu
IIFA 2010 saw Bipasha Basu burning the stage with generous doses of oomph and skill. Dressed in black, the bombshell from Bengal made sure she stole the sleep of a considerable number of men who watched her groove to the tunes of ‘Uff teri ada’ and the like.
IIFA 2010 – Hrithik Roshan
The 2010 IIFA Awards had Hrithik Roshan in the garb of Shehenshah Akbar, and he treated the audience to some stupendous performances! Apart from regular dancing, Hrithik also brandished a sword like a skillful swordsman, and won the hearts of the people watching him.
IIFA 2010 – Salman Khan
The 2010 IIFA also had Salman Khan gyrating to the tunes of ‘Hudd hudd dabanng’ and ‘Love me love me’. Salman’s entry into the stage was marked by ear-splitting applause from an audience struck by awe. Salman’s trademark moves were matched flawlessly by Zarine Khan who looked gorgeous in black. Anil Kapoor and Govinda later joined Salman and what the audience witnessed was a spectacular performance!
IIFA 2011 – Priyanka Chopra
The audience gasped in awe as Priyanka Chopra performed on stage at the IIFA Awards 2011. The gorgeous belle danced to popular classics like ‘Aaiye meherbaan’, ‘Raat akeli hain’. Priyanka’s tribute to Asha Bhosle was one that the veteran singer would probably remember for years to come. Priyanka shook a leg to ‘Kajra mohabbat wala’ and ‘Jhumka gira re’ and several other popular numbers of the yesteryears, and her performance resulted in thundering applause from the audience!
IIFA 2011 – Shah Rukh Khan
King Khan made his audience stand up, he danced to the tunes of ‘Om shanti om’ and propelled them on to shake their legs along with him. His adrenaline-charged performance was loved by everybody who watched the same. Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh shared the stage with Shah Rukh and left the audience enthralled for a good amount of time – even after their performance was long over!
IIFA 2011 – Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha
Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha were both awarded the Best Debutante awards at IIFA 2011. And they paid a befitting tribute to their awards by presenting the IIFA stage with a brilliant performance. The energy, the moves, the latkas and jhatkas left the audience mesmerised!
IIFA 2012 - Shahid Kapoor
He has, by now, been able to carve a comfortable niche for himself in the Hindi film industry when it comes to dancing. With a superbly flexible body and kickass moves, Shahid Kapoor demonstrated his skills on the dance floor at the 2012 edition of IIFA. Here`s a look at the actor`s smashing performance: