Bollywood stars graced the signature green carpet on Saturday 6 July in Macau, Hong Kong, at the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony.

The three-day celebration of Bollywood was declared open by brand ambassador Abhishek Bachchanhich on Thursday 4 July. The event is the most eagerly anticipated date in the Indian film calendar, the Bollywood equivalent of Hollywood's Oscars ceremony.

At the awards, director Anurag Basu's film Barfi! bagged nine out of 14 awards, winning Best Film, Best Actor (Ranbir Kapoor), Best Director, Best Story, Best Music Director (Pritam), Best Sound Design (Shajith Koyeri) and Best Background Score (Pritam).

This year's IIFA awards marked 100 years of Indian cinema with a special celebration hosted by actors Shah Rukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor.

Bollywood's biggest, brightest stars including Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi and Parineeti Chopra wowed the audience with their dance numbers.

Dancer and choreographer Prabhu Deva left the audience gasping with his stunning performance.

Actress Vidya Balan, who was recently seen dazzling on the red carpet at the 66th Cannes Film Festival, bagged the Best Actor (female) award for her role in Kahaani.

This is the second time the IIFA Awards have been held in Macau, the last being in 2009.

Scroll down for pictures of the ceremony's green carpet arrivals.

Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit poses for a picture during a news conference for her movie "Gulaab Gang" before the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards show in Macau July 6, 2013.REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan poses on the green carpet before the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.REUTERS
Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan poses on the green carpet before the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awardsREUTERS
Bollywood actress Amrita Rao poses on the green carpet before the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.REUTERS
Bollywood actress Amrita Rao shakes hands with her fans on the green carpet before the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.REUTERS
Bollywood actor Shahid Kapur poses on the green carpet before the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.REUTERS
Bollywood actress Dia Mirza poses on the green carpet before the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.REUTERS
Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez smiles while speaking to reporters on the green carpet before the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.REUTERS
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan poses on the green carpet before the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.REUTERS
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan (L) holds the trophy after winning the award for the best performance in a comic role as actors Jacqueline Fernandez (C) and Sonu Sood watch at the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.REUTERS
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma (R) smiles after receiving an award for the best performance in a supporting role from actress Sridevi (L) as producer Boney Kapoor watches at the 14th annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards.REUTERS