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18th IIFA Awards 2017: Previous hosts who rocked the mega event. Can Karan-Saif spell magic this time?

Written by: Tripti Karki New Delhi 13 Jul 2017, 13:16:31 IST
Tripti Karki

As Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan are all geared up to host the International Indian Film Academy or IIFA Awards, we can’t wait to watch the mega event. The 18th edition of IIFA 2017 is being held in York on July 14 and 15 and, the anchors will surely put a smile on your face. July 14 marks the pre-celebration time where a medley of musicians such as AR Rahman, Diljit Dosanjh, Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Seshadri will woo the audience. The main event is scheduled for July 15 where IIFA hosts Karan and Saif will be joined by Varun Dhawan. You can watch 18th IIFA Awards 2017 on Colors on July 16 at 7 pm. 

The prestigious event, which celebrates Indian cinema, is known for a variety of reasons. Among them, the hosts have always left a significant impact on the audience. On that note, let’s have a look at the popular anchors of IIFA Awards.

Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor

The 17th IIFA awards hosts Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor wowed the audience with their hilarious take on CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani and National Award returning controversy. During their opening monologue, the duo, who repeated their Pappu and Raju characters from earlier IIFA editions, touched upon the row that saw several directors returning their National awards to prompt harmony with protesting FTII students.

Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor

The Gunday actors Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor rocked IIFA awards 2015 with their entertaining, mocking and whacky hosting style. While cracking jokes is extremely common at award shows, the duo proved that hosting works best when the hosts crack the biggest jokes on themselves.

Shah Rukh Khan

When the king of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan hosted the IFFA awards with co-host Shahid Kapoor in 2013, the audience were absolutely enthralled with their wit and humour. The duo interacted with several stars such as Boman Irani, Ayushmaan Khurrana, Sushant Singh Rajput, Vidya Balan and Parineeti Chopra and created a fun-filled night for all.

Now, that the 18th edition of IIFA Awards is all set to hit the floors tomorrow, we can’t wait for juicy gossips and creative entertainment from hosts Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan. Do you think the duo can keep it entertaining and happening for all?

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