A lot happened happens at IIFA Awards every year and 2018 was no different. Epic performances, comic scripts, deserving awards and gracious attendance, IIFA awards is a glittering ceremony with each passing year. IIFA (International Indian Film Academy Awards) was held on June 24, in Thailand’s Siam Niramit. The awards night’s main highlight was evergreen Rekha’s mesmerising performance after 20 years.
Late Sridevi was also given a moving tribute at IIFA. Bollywood and millions of her fans were heart-broken with her sudden demise in May.
Veteran actress Rekha’s performance was an epitome of grace, and everyone rated it as a ‘timeless’ one.
And just when you thought that her performance was over, Bollywood’s gen-next superstars joined her on-stage, and called the curtains down.
One of them was Varun Dhawan, who set the IIFA stage on fire!
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‘Sanju‘ actor Ranbir Kapoor joined in as well:
This was Arjun Kapoor‘s performance at IIFA awards:
Amidst all the performances, a moving tribute to late actress Sridevi was the highlight of IIFA awards. India lost its first female superstar, but never left our memories.
During her funeral, Mumbai streets were covered with countless number of mourners and shocked fans.
Despite IIFA awards gesture, one fan, Saba Arif, was left furious and disheartened. It’s not because IIFA didn’t do justice to her favourite star, but instead, copied her tribute from YouTube!
After watching the telecast of IIFA on July 30, Saba noticed IIFA’s tribute looked uncannily similar to hers.
Saba Arif took to Facebook, as social media is the fastest medium these days, and openly accused IIFA of plagiarism. She wrote:
This was Saba Arif’s tribute to the legendary actress and Jahnvi Kapoor‘s late mother, Sridevi:
And here is the IIFA awards video that Saba is talking about:
There’s a second part as well:
Meanwhile, late Sridevi’s daughter, Jahnvi Kapoor, has finally launched her Bollywood career with ‘Dhadak’. Her film got a good response at the box office in its opening weekend and her mother will be smiling from heaven right now.