The countdown to the biggest celebration of Indian Cinema has begun as preparations are well underway for the 19th Edition of NEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra, to be held at the reputed Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok on 22nd & 24th June.
We have some fabulous new details that were revealed ath IIFA Mumbai Press Conference.
Addressing the media, Wiz Sabbas Joseph, co-founder director, Wizcraft International said, “The IIFAs travel the world bringing people and cultures closer together. We are delighted to be returning to Bangkok after a decade to once again create an Indian celebration. With this year’s star-studded line-up we would also bring alive nostalgia with Rekhaji’s performance in an event brimming with youthfulness. Indian movie fans are in for a treat like never before”
Speaking on the occasion, Wiz Andre Timmins, co-founder Director- Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA movement, said, “With the excitement growing across the world, the 19th edition is all set to recreate the magic of IIFA in Thailand. This time around, Bangkok is going to witness a global phenomenon as IIFA not only brings together the entire Indian film fraternity to celebrate Indian cinema but also continues its endeavour to embrace and preserve the art of cinema as we travel the world. We are excited to celebrate and present an Amazing IIFA Weekend in Amazing Thailand.”
To reveal some of the exciting details about the highly anticipated NEXA IIFA Awards Styled By Myntra, Bollywood’s talented actors, Varun Dhawan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Bobby Deol, and leading actress Kriti Sanon were joined by the legendary superstar Rekha were at the press conference
Here’s some deets!
Something really exciting is the that the venerated actor, Anupam Kher will be honored with the prestigious ‘IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’ at IIFA Awards 2018.
Kicking off the celebrations, IIFA Rocks 2018 will feature a musical extravaganza by acclaimed Bollywood music director-singer Pritam Chakraborty along with talented singers like Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Shalmali Kholgade, Antara Mitra, Nakash Aziz and Nikitha. Adding to the excitement, IIFA Rocks 2018 would feature stunning performances by Bollywood divas Sonu ke Titu ki Sweety Nushrat Bharucha and Vaani Kapoor.
The grand finale of the 19th Edition of NEXA IIFA Awards, will witness mesmerizing performances by Bollywood megastars Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Shraddha Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, and Lulia Vantur. With the excitement growing across the world, the legendary actor Rekha is sure to leave audiences spellbound with her ethereal performance at the grandiose event.
Commenting on the occasion, Varun Dhawan said, “IIFA has always held a special place in my heart but that bond became even stronger after Wizcraft and IIFA offered me a chance to pay tribute to my father’s legacy through a special performance last year. I am very excited to put on an amazing show for everyone in Bangkok.”
Rekha said, “Coming back to IIFA and performing on the grandest stage of all in the beautiful city of Bangkok feels ethereally wonderful. IIFA 2018 is going to be an unforgettable, magical and once-in-a-life time experience for Indian Cinema fans worldwide.”
Kriti Sanon added saying, “I am thrilled to be back at IIFA in yet another new city with something exciting for my fans worldwide. IIFA truly is a great platform that not only celebrates the glory of Indian Cinema but it also provides an excellent opportunity to connect with the fans globally and I look forward to an amazing performance in Bangkok.”
Speaking on the occasion, Ayushmann Khurrana shared, “This will be the third time I’m going to host IIFA Rocks and I plan to make things very interesting. It has been an amazing association with IIFA who have chosen me to host the event multiple times. I wish IIFA all the success this year as we head to Bangkok to present to audiences the biggest entertainment spectacle of the year, Cheers!”
Speaking on the occasion, Bobby Deol shared, “My IIFA experience has always been very special, right from my very first performance to sharing a stage with my family. I am super excited, a bit nervous to be back at the IIFA stage and to be performing, I hope the fans and the global audiences have fun.”
Additionally, as part of its commitment to preserving cinema heritage, this year IIFA Foundation will be collaborating with OSIANs auction house, India’s foremost Arts and cultural Institution & Auction House, to showcase vintage cinema memorabilia at an exhibition event which will be held at the Bangkok Marriott Marquis, Queens Park hotel from June 21st to June 23rd. A glimpse of the memorabilia was displayed at the press conference.
Furthermore, IIFA has proudly partnered with Woosh Washing Expert, to support the cause of equality at home – ‘Barabari Ghar Se Shuru’. This partnership provides a platform to contribute and raise awareness for Women Empowerment and Gender Equality.
Commenting on their association, Mr. Yogesh Jain, Managing Director, Woosh Washing Expert said, “We’re glad to announce Woosh Washing Expert as a Proud Cause Partner of IIFA 2018 for the second consecutive year. As we believe in the power of gender equality and women empowerment, we’re proud to support the cause- Equality Begins At Home”. Let’s all support ‘Barabari Ghar Se Shuru’.
For the fourth consecutive year, the IIFAs will be broadcast on India’s No.1 premium Hindi entertainment channel, COLORS with a stunning line-up of star-studded programming comprising of flashback episodes, IIFA Buzz, IIFA Rocks and the NEXA IIFA Awards. For the digital savvy viewers the same will be available on India’s leading video-on-demand platform, VOOT, from the house of Viacom18.