While some stars changed their outfits mid-air - this turquoise gown is not what Bipasha wore when she left Mumbai - others stuck to their comfy clothes as they arrived at their hotel.
A quick wash, some rest, and then it will be on to press conferences, screenings, the red carpet and the awards.
However, some couldn't make a quick run to their rooms. IIFA 2012 host Shahid Kapoor was cornered by the media the moment his feet touched terra firma. But he was a sport about it.
Here's a look at some of the stars we caught on camera.
In picture: Bipasha Basu is smashing in her off-shoulder turquoise gown
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