At the 18th India International Film Awards, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were named for Best Actors for their good performance in Udta Punjab. Katrina Kaif gave the award to Shahid, while Varun Dhawan announced Alia as the Best Female Actor. When they heard their news, both Alia and Shahid became emotional. This event held at the Metlife Stadium. Diljit Dosanjh also won the best debut male actor for the film Udta Punjab. Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury won the Best Direction award.