A press conference was held today in Mumbai to kick off the IIFA celebrations! The star studded weekend is in Tampa Florida this year running from April 23rd to the 26th and boasts a staggering number of Bollywood stars that will be bringing the magic to the Sunshine State.
We knew that Farhan Akhtar and Shahid Kapoor will be hosting the fabulous awards show. We also knew that Sonakshi Sinha and Ranveer Singh and Shah Rukh Khan will be there but the list got even better with the announcements today!
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Madhuri Dixit, who said, “It’s a beautiful city & the people there are warm and welcoming. Thank you Tampa Bay for hosting us. We’re gonna rock”
Kareena Kapoor: “IIFA helps us put our best foot forward to take Indian cinema to the global level. “I look forward to entertaining my fans in Tampa”
Saif Ali Khan: “We live in divided times but what brings us together is love for cinema. I am very excited about it. I will be hosting the Technical Awards.”
Anil Kapoor: “The merger of Hollywood and Bollywood to take place in Tampa Bay”
Bipasha Basu: “IIFA gives actors the best weekend ever Traveling with IIFA is like traveling with family”
Director Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra was there too and said – “We’ll work hard. We’ll Entertain you”
From our interview with IIFA Director Andre Timmins we know that music composer extraordinaire would be the sound of IIFA Rocks and at the press conference we learned Pritam will be collaborating with the Tampa Bay Symphony. We can’t wait!
We will have the full scoop from the conference and the nominations soon so watch this space for more!
For now here are some pictures!