Some of the highlights of the evening were the launch of IIFA Coffee Table Book by the Founder- Directors of Wizcraft International Entertainment - Andre Timmins, Sabbas Joseph and Viraf Sarkari along with superstar Hrithik Roshan.
International actors John Travolta and Kevin Spacey shook a leg on popular Bollywood hits. Kevin Spacey was brought on stage by Shahid, Farhan and Deepika to join them for a little jig to Lungi Dance while John Travolta joined Priyanka Chopra on stage at the end of her act and later joined Hrithik matching moves with celebrity dancer-actor, Hrithik Roshan.
On having won the Performance in a Leading Role (Female), Deepika Padukone said, ?2013 was an amazing year for me. I left home with a suitcase and a dream and I thank my parents for allowing me to follow my dream.?
Farhan Akhtar on winning the award for Performance in a Leading Role (Male) said, ?This is a very special moment as it is the first time I?m receiving an award for the film in the presence of Milkha Singh. He shared a lot of amazing stories with me and was the wind beneath my wings. I am very honoured today.?
John Travolta was felicitated with an award for Outstanding Contribution to International Cinema. He accepted the award saying ?I am honoured and humbled to be put in this category. I believe that as human being we are alike and this is a medium to celebrate our similarities. A heartfelt thank you to IIFA and the Indian film community.?
Debutants, Vaani Kapoor (Shudh Desi Romance) and Dhanush (Raanjhanaa)took to the IIFA stage to collect their accolades for the most promising new faces in Indian Cinema. The Tata Motors IIFA Awards, organized by Wizcraft International Entertainment, had a foot tapping performances line-up. Madhuri Dixit Nene stole the show with her performance on Ek Do Teen, Piya Ghar Aaya, Dhak Dhak Karne Laga, Dola Re Dola.
Another highlight of the night was the electrifying performance by Hrithik Roshan on his hit numbers Mein Aisa Kyun Hoon, Bhoomro Bhoomro, Idhar Chala Main Udhar Chala, Senorita and Dhoom among others.
Priyanka Chopra performed on Jaane Kyon Dil Chahata Hai, Mujse Shaadi Karogi, Tune Maari Entriyaanand many more. Deepika Padukone performed on Dhol Bhajeamong others. Other performers were Ranveer Singh and Siddharth Malhotra.