Key Highlights of Nexa IIFA Awards 2023


    The magnificent IIFA Rocks 2023 event took place at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, showcasing a combination of elegance, extravagance, and energy. The esteemed Sobha Realty IIFA Rocks was Co-Presented by NEXA. IIFA ROCKS 2023 featured a spectacular celebration, full of entertainment, glamour, delightful performances, and surprising moments, all under one roof. This breathtaking event was part of the International Indian Film Academy and Awards (IIFA) and was presented in partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Miral, the top destination and experience creator in Abu Dhabi.

    Sobha Realty IIFA Rocks, hosted by Farah Khan and Rajkummar Rao, featured thrilling showcases by Amit Trivedi, Badshah, Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhbir Singh, Palak Muchhal, and Iulia Vantur. The event remains a platform for showcasing extraordinary musical talent, featuring first-rate performances by industry music legends and providing a captivating musical experience that befits the global film industry’s size and scale.

    The musical spectacle began with Palak Muchhal’s dance exhibition. The stage was then taken over by Farah Khan who delivered an enthralling dance performance. Rajkummar Rao joined in with a rendition of “Main Hoon Na” and they recreated a famous scene from “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.” Sunidhi Chauhan, Badshah, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet Singh, and Nora Fatehi followed with spellbinding performances. Amit Trivedi’s melodious voice, accompanied by Arun Kamat, Devendra Palse, Meghna Mishra, and Yashita Sharma, enchanted the audience. Sukhbir Singh and Iulia Vantur’s dhol performance got everyone dancing. The thrilling finale was none other than Nucleya.

    There are nine categories in the world of cinema including Cinematography, Screenplay, Dialogue, Editing, Choreography, Sound Design, Sound Mixing, Background Score, and Special Effects (Visuals). At IIFA Rocks, the winners of the Technical Category were honored with the glittering IIFA statuette.


    This event also recognized the best achievements in Indian cinema. One exciting element of IIFA Rocks was the stunning collection created by India’s esteemed fashion designer, Manish Malhotra. The collection blended old world charm with modern designs and featured celebrity models Salman Khan and Nora Fatehi as the showstoppers.

    At the IIFA Green Carpet, we collaborated with famous celebrities to perform our renowned TIKTOK trend. Check out the video!

  Sharing happiness tonight at IIFA Awards 2023. #iifaawards #iifarocks2023 #iifa #etihadarena #sarahalikhan #urvashirautela #abhishekbachan #fardeenkhan #sukhbir #neelam #bollywood #dubaibliss ♬ Desperado – RAGHAV

    As the Title Sponsor of the SOBHA IIFA Weekend, SOBHA IIFA Rocks 2023, and Co-Presenter of the NEXA IIFA Awards, Sobha Realty brought forth a star-studded event. The KUBER Group co-powered the celebrations.


    Over three exhilarating days, #IIFA2023 wowed audiences with thrilling performances, glamorous fashion shows, and captivating panel discussions. The event, which featured some of India’s biggest stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aishwarya Rai, showcased the best of Indian cinema and celebrated the industry’s diversity and creativity.

    One of the highlights of the event was the IIFA Rocks concert, which featured electrifying performances by renowned musicians and singers. The concert was hosted by the charismatic Karan Johar, who kept the energy high throughout the night.

    Another highlight was the IIFA Awards ceremony, which recognized the best films, actors, and directors of the year. Members of the industry, along with fans from around the world, cast their votes for their favorites, making for a highly anticipated and suspenseful evening.

    Overall, #IIFA2023 was a grand success, bringing together fans of Indian cinema from all corners of the world to celebrate the industry’s achievements and aspirations. The event was a testament to the power of cinema to unite people across borders and cultures and to inspire creativity and innovation.

    The NEXA IIFA AWARDS 2023 are co-presented by SOBHA REALTY and co-powered by THE KUBER GROUP

    Hosts:  Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal
    Performers: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Nora Fatehi & Rakul Preet Singh


    1. Best Picture Category | Drishyam 2
    2. Best Direction Category| R Madhavan for Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
    3. Best Actor In A Leading Role (Female) | Alia Bhatt for Gangubai Kathiawadi
    4. Best Actor In A Leading Role (Male) | Hrithik Roshan for Vikram Vedha
    5. Performance In A Supporting Role (Female) | Mouni Roy for Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva
    6. Performance In A Supporting Role (Male) | Anil Kapoor for Jug Jugg Jeeyo
    7. Music Direction | Pritam for Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva
    8. Playback Singer (Female) | Shreya Ghoshal for the song Rasiya from Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva
    9. Playback Singer (Male) | Arijit Singh for the song Kesariya from Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva
    10. Best Story (Original) | Parveez Sheikh and Jasmeet Reen for the film Darlings
    11. Best Story (Adapted) | Aamil Keeyan Khan and Abhishek Pathak for Drishyam 2
    12. Lyrics | Amitabh Bhattacharya for the song Kesariya from Brahmastra: Part 1 – Shiva
    13. Best Debut – Female, Khushali Kumar for Dhoka Around the Corner
    14. Best Debut – Male, Shantanu Maheshwari for Gangubai Kathiawadi and Babil Khan for Qala


    1. The Opening performance was of the vast desert landscape with sand dunes, a mesmerizing backdrop of the desert along with vibrant landscapes and cultural heritage of Abu Dhabi.
    2. Second performance by Varun Dhawan on The Punjaban song, Malhari, Garmi, Shava Shava, Singham, Palat, Jungle Mein Kaand and Naacho Naacho
    3. Performance by Kriti Sanon on apna bana le, Thumkeshwari, Munda sona hoon main, Param sundari joined by Quick Style dancers, followed by Coca Cola Tu, Ao Kabhi Havelli Pe, Main tera boyfriend, Sweety tera drama
    4. Bollywood Wives, Maheep Kapoor, Bhavna Pandey, Seema Kiran Sajdeh and Neelam Kothar made a special announcement – they’re going on a world tour for the show’s next season.
    5. A fun segment called Let’s Battle It Out – between Vicky Kaushal and Varun Dhawan
    6. Performance by Rakul Preet Singh enchanted the audience with her awe-inspiring performance on Aaiye Meherbaan, Babuji Dheere Chalna, Ajeeb dastan, Mud mud ke na dekh, Pyar hua ikrar hua, Mera naam chin chin chu
    7. Vicky Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan dance on the video of their latest song from their film Zara Hatke Zara Bachke.
    8. Performance by Jacqueline Fernandez on Paani paani, Kala shakala, Show me your thumka, Ra ra rakamma
    9. Performance by Nora Fatehi on Aaj ki raat koi aane ko hai, Aao na gale lagaalo na, Piya tu ab toh aaja, Duniya mein logo ko, Yeh mera dil yaar ka deewana, Laila o Laila
    10. Performance by Salman Khan on Oh Oh Jaane Jana with Quickstyle, Kisi ka bhai kisi ka jaan, Billi billi, Aaja soniye seeti maar, You’re my love, Joote dedo paise lo, Tumpar hum hai atke, Baby ko bass pasand hai, Aaj ki party, Jumme ki raat, Yentamma yentamma.

    The SOBHA IIFA Weekend 2023 was a star-studded affair, bringing together the best of Indian cinema in a grand celebration on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The event was a resounding success, with Sobha Realty as the Title Sponsor of the event, along with co-powering partners KUBER Group. The NEXA IIFA Awards 2023, co-presented by Sobha Realty and co-powered by KUBER Group, awarded trophies to the best in Indian cinema across various categories. The event also featured stunning performances by leading Bollywood stars such as Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Nora Fatehi, and Rakul Preet Singh, among others. Overall, the event was a fitting tribute to the rich and vibrant Indian film industry and left the audience mesmerized with its breathtaking performances and grandeur.

    Courtesy: Watermelon Communications

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