Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan
Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar, Saif Ali KhanTwitter

The 18th edition of International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) is set to take place in New York, US from July 13 to 15. Last year, it was hosted by Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar, but this time it will be Karan Johar and Saif Ali Khan.

Saif said in a statement: "I am happy to be back to the IIFA stage this year as I join my close friend Karan Johar to host the IIFA Awards in New York. The excitement for IIFA has been steadily growing worldwide. This year it's going to be super fun and glamorous in every way as Karan and I are going to have lots of surprises in store for our fans internationally."

IIFA is one of the highly anticipated award ceremonies that honours the talents of the Bollywood film industry and like every year, the event will be a star-studded one with everyone putting their best fashion foot forward.

This year, Varun Dhawan will make his debut at IIFA Awards with a performance and he will also be seen co-hosting a segment of the star-studded awards night on July 15. Varun said: "It's going to be a grand celebration and I can't wait to be there."

Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Badrinath Ki Dulhania
Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Karan Johar to attend IIFA 2017Twitter

Besides awarding the best of Indian cinema, IIFA 2017 will witness stunning performances by Bollywood stars including Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Sushant Singh Rajput, Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon.

How to book your tickets?

IIFA 2017 will be held at MetLife Stadium, New York and interested people can book their tickets online at or by calling (800) 745-3000 or by simply clicking on "Buy Tickets" tab on the official IIFA website,


Fans can also purchase the tickets at MetLife Stadium Box Office. IIFA has a special treat for its fans - The Double Dhamaka Offer - where people can get to watch two shows for the price of one. They can buy any IIFA Awards premium seating tickets for Ground Level and Level 100 seats and get free tickets to IIFA Rocks.