By Uma Ramasubramanian, Tampa Bay (Florida), April 26 IANS | 7 months ago

The selfie bug bit celebrities and fans at the green carpet of the technical categories of Bollywood's most extravagant celebration, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards 2014 here.

The star-studded event here saw actors and filmmakers not only looking their best, but much in action wherein they clicked selfies with their fans and even posed for candid pictures.

Hrithik Roshan, who walked the green carpet, looking his usual dapper self, said: "This has a magical effect on me. Now I am over excited after looking at my fans. It's a great feeling to be here today."

Vivek Oberoi agreed: "There is so much of energy here and look at the fans showering their love on us...what more can we ask for?"

"I am here to clap and cheer for the lovely people who make us look good," he added.

"Jhakaas" actor Anil Kapoor's fans greeted him with whistles galore, and to top it all, they sang his hit song "One Two Ka Four" in unison when he took to the green carpet.

Vaani Kapoor of "Shuddh Desi Romance" fame, also felt the excitement and said: "It's so nice to be here. I am happy...all these fans they are making my day."

The stars said that they were attending the technical awards distribution at the event Friday to applaud the technicians.

"A film is made with so much effort, so we are here to cheer the technicians. I am here to applaud them," said Bipasha.

Other celebrities who attended the event included Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Shabana Azmi, Arshad Warsi, Boney Kapoor and Sridevi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Sharman Joshi, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani, Shatrughan Sinha and Dia Mirza.

The event was co-hosted by Saif Ali Khan and Vir Das, who regaled the audience with their sense of humour.

"Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" won nine technical awards at IIFA 2014. The former athlete, on whose life the National award-winning movie is made, is attending the IIFA gala.

(Posted on 26-04-2014)

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