It was stars, celebration and roaring at the South Africa India Film and Television Awards (SAIFTA) that was held at Durban on Friday, September 6. Performances by Bollywood actors Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Sidharth Malhotra set the stage ablaze.
This first ever SAIFTA was as good as it could get. We could see celebs shining in the spotlight and fans going crazy. Now we know that it's not just in India where the fans are so enthusiastic. The South African fans were screaming their lungs out just by seeing their favourite stars. You can probably picture the scene when stars went on to perform on the grand stage.
All the B-Town celebrities who were present at the event were super excited and at the same time nervous to perform on this big stage. We were also able to talk to some celebs before the event began. Sidharth Malhotra was glad to see the fan following outside India. He said, "Well, it's great to see the energy here. People roaring for you is always good. It feels great to come out. Now you feel like an actor outside the country even bigger. So hopefully we'll get many more chances like these to come out and celebrate with them."
Celebs such as Karan Johar, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra and Abhay Deol too spoke to us on this event. We know you want to see what they wore and said on this big night. That's why we have put down a slide show just for you to have a look at your favourite celebs sizzle at SAIFTA.
Have a look at the slide show for photos and details of SAIFTA.
Guess Who Steals The Show?
Priyanka Chopra stole the show by winning the best actress award for her role in the movie Barfi.
Dia, The Host
Dia Mirza, who was a co-host for the event along with Karan Johar, was seen in a maroon gown on the red carpet.
It Was A Mad Show
Madhuri Dixit, who wore a grey full length dress for SAIFTA, looked stunning like always. She never let her fans down with her superb performance.
Ranveer Singh was suited up in grey and ready to set the stage on fire with his performance.
Ready Steady Go
Karan Johar was pretty excited for his show. He said, "I'm pretty excited to be hosting the first SAIFTA ever and I'm ready. Ready to go backstage, take my last minute notes and ready to hit the stage."
Madhuri's Got Butterflies In Her Tummy
"Well there's always butterflies in your stomach before you hit the stage, but I think the people are loving here and I think that is going to make it great fun," said Madhuri.
Ranveer has been working hard for SAIFTA. He said, "I'm very nervous, but I'm trying to stay calm. It's going to lot of people and lot of energy."
The Big Stage
The event was enjoyed by all. Stars came on to this big stage and set it ablaze with their performances.
Talking about rehearsals, Sidharth said, "It was good. we've been rehearsing, working really hard to show the disco to the audience. So hopefully we'll have a great show. Looking forward to all the performances."
The Show Starter And Stopper
Priyanka Chopra too said she is nervous. "I get really nervous before I get onto the stage and in fact I have to begin the show and also end it. I'm doing a little ode to Mr Nelson Mandela," she said.
Priyanka Chopra was seen wearing a Manish Malhotra saree. It was in deep blue with a transparent pallu.
Madhuri Talks About Karan
Madhuri praised Karan Johar for his humour. She said, "He sits beside me in Jhalak, so I know how funny can be and how terrific he is as a host."