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Alia and Katrina pretend to be Disney princesses at IIFA 2017

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By Hasina Khatib  July 17th, 2017

If it weren’t for the heavy downpours that besieged New York City, we wouldn’t have been surprised if Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif and their ilk turned up in chariots and full regalia to complement their princess-ready ballgowns at the IIFA 2017 awards.

Space was of the essence on the green carpet as Bollywood’s best tried to navigate the area with their voluminous gowns and flouncy trails. Alia Bhatt won the Best Actor award, and our hearts, in a crystal encrusted Zuhair Murad while Katrina Kaif channelled her inner princess in a wintery Ziad Nakad number.

Our ELLE June covergirl Sonakshi Sinha contributed to the blinding flash of bling in a sheer mermaid gown from La Bourjoisie, while Disha Patani pulled a Bella Hadid at Cannes earlier this year in an itsy-bitsy concoction of jewels. 

Couldn’t make it to NYC to catch all the green carpet action in person? Here’s what you missed.

Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif win best dressed at IIFA 2017

Katrina Kaif

Birthday girl Katrina surrounded herself by all things pretty in an icy blue Ziad Nakad gown, Nirav Modi jewels and Shahid Kapoor for arm candy in the FROW. 

Sonakshi SInha

Sonakshi let her bejewelled La Bourjoisie gown claim all attention, wisely opting for minimal make-up and danglers from Chopard.

Alia Bhatt

You can't keep Alia away from Manish Malhotra for long — the dimpled actress took to the green carpet the night before in a trailing lehenga from the designer, who also picked up his 50th IIFA trophy this year.

Alia Bhatt

Nothing but the best for Bollywood's best: For the main night, Alia sifted through Priyanka Chopra's directory and landed on her the genius behind her Academy Awards 2016 outing: Zuhair Murad. The multi-coloured gown came with a sleek ponytail, smoky eye and that signature thousand watt smile.

Katrina Kaif

Likewise, Katrina played favourites and stuck to the safety zone of Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla with a hybrid sari-gown and side-swept curls.

Bella Hadid and Disha Patani

Lesser mortals have fallen prey to Bella Hadid's many charms, so we don't blame Disha for taking inspiration from the jewel curtain that she paraded at Cannes earlier this year. Designer Falguni and Shane Peacock put together a PG-13 version of the gown which Disha topped off with a wispy knot and metallic eyes.

Kriti Sanon

In case you weren't suffering from Disney princess overload yet, Kriti went for the kill in a pastel number from Mark Bumgarner.