The stunning Indian actress was the cynosure of all eyes as she attended the show with her entire family, daughters Jhanvi and Khushi, and husband Boney Kapoor. Waving and posing for teeming fans that lined the barricades of the carpet, to the chant of her own name, Sridevi shyly smiled and posed for the innumerable cameras that were all pointed directly at her.
With her side-swept hair, diamond studded earrings, dramatic lip and eye-makeup, Sridevi looked resplendent as she complimented her entire look with perfect red lips and manicure and a gold tube-clutch. Flawless fashion once again. (Sri changed into Manish Malhotra outfits for her dances later in the evening).
With many fans not only in the audience, but among the film fraternity, actor (and host for the night) Shahid Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan, Vidya Balan, Anushka Sharma were overheard saying they were really looking forward to the performance of Prabhudeva and Sridevi, one of their favourite actresses, the true-blue Bollywood superstar and living legend.
When Anushka Sharma was awarded the Best Actress in a Supporting Role award (for Jab Tak Hai Jaan), she took a moment to embrace Sridevi (who presented her the award) and mentioned on stage, "I want to thank IIFA for giving me the opportunity to watch Sridevi perform live, it is a dream come true." And as she hugged Sridevi was seen mouthing, "You are just amazing!"
|Gown & Glory; resplendent Sridevi's perfect look for the evening|
|Anushka Sharma, Sridevi and Boney Kapoor|
And what a show it was! Bedazzling with the best performers and performances in the Indian film industry, Prabhudeva, Sushant Singh Rajput, Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Abhishek Bachchan and Sridevi rocked the venue, showcasing the magic of Bollywood at its best.
|Sridevi on stage at IIFA 2013|
|Prabhu Deva and Sridevi at IIFA 2013 together|
Prabhudeva accompanied Sridevi in a never-before seen dance-off - it was sensational to watch Sridevi do the steps he did for his iconic dance number/song, "Muqabala'. The two had sparkling chemistry as he's choreographed for Sridevi several times but performed with her for an audience for the first-time ever.
With her trademark expressions and grace, Sridevi did a wonderful performance and had multiple outfit changes - all designed by Manish Malhotra.
The show itself will air on StarTV in the coming few weeks. Set your recorders!
|Sridevi dazzles in a sparkling Kaufman Franco column gown|
|Sridevi with her husband and kids|