Get ready to witness a dazzling spectacle as the two very funny actors of Bollywood, Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan, take the reins as hosts for the highly anticipated International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA). This grand event, dedicated to the Indian cinema, will be held over two unforgettable days at the breathtaking Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. On the first night, IIFA will transport you to a world of rhythm and style as IIFA Rocks set the stage ablaze with its infectious beats and haute couture. And on the second night, be part of the most momentous occasion as the stars come together to honour the best of the best in Indian cinema at the prestigious awards gala.
As the International Indian Film Academy Awards gears up for its rescheduled event on May 26 and 27, the anticipation is solid. Among them, the illustrious Bachchan, who was initially set to host the gala night alongside the charming Farhan Akhtar and the dynamic Maniesh Paul in February, can hardly contain his excitement for the upcoming festivities.
For Bachchan, IIFA is not just an event, it’s an extension of his family. He says, “IIFA is like family to me and it gives me immense pleasure to celebrate the extraordinary range that Indian cinema has to offer”. He also proclaims it as ‘Ecstatic’.
Speaking of fellow co-host, the charismatic Vicky Kaushal is equally thrilled to be back in the spotlight. With fond memories dating back to his very first film, Masaan, where he won the Best Debut Award, Vicky says, “My journey with IIFA goes back seven years to my first film ‘Masaan’ when I won the Best Debut Award, followed by Best Supporting Actor for ‘Sanju’ and Best Actor for ‘Sardar Udham’ last year,” he adds up by stating his excitement saying that he can’t wait to be “back to take centre stage”.
With Vicky and Abhishek at the helm, the IIFA Awards promises to be an unforgettable experience. So mark your calendars for May 26 and 27 and get ready to witness the magic of Bollywood come alive. it’s bound to be a night to remember
The IIFA Awards are notorious for their globetrotting nature, hopping from one city to another, spreading the glitz and glamour of Indian cinema across the world. However, this year, the prestigious event is making a homecoming of sorts, returning to Abu Dhabi for the second year running.
With the opulent backdrop of the Etihad Arena and the sparkling cityscape of Yas Island, the stage is set for a night of unparalleled entertainment. The star-studded lineup promises to be a sight to behold, with luminaries like Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar, and Kriti Sanon all confirmed to take the stage.
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Since its inception in 2000 in London, the IIFA Awards, a brainchild of the Mumbai-based event company Wizcraft International Entertainment, have played a pivotal role in elevating the global profile of Bollywood. This iconic event has been the catalyst behind the growing appeal of Indian cinema worldwide.
Over the years, the IIFA Awards have traversed the globe, making their presence felt in some of the most exotic locations. From Dubai to Bangkok, New York to Colombo, Amsterdam to Madrid, Florida to Kuala Lumpur, and Macau, the event has left its mark on every city it has visited.
Last year, the IIFA Awards ventured into uncharted territory by making its debut in Abu Dhabi, setting the stage ablaze. Originally scheduled for May, the event was postponed due to the tragic demise of Sheikh Khalifa, and eventually took place on June 3-4. The fact that the event was held in Abu Dhabi for the first time only added to its allure and made it all the more special for the fans.
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