The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) revealed a fresh, completely new look for the IIFA Awards being held in Singapore, this June. Shahid Kapoor will host the prestigious Awards presentation ceremony and superstar-choreographer, Prabhu Deva will choreograph the spectacular event that enjoys a phenomenal viewership of almost 800 million over more than 100 countries.
As we get closer to the 13th IIFA Awards, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) also announced a stellar list of performers today, promising to leave audiences mesmerised in the Lion City of Singapore. The A-list Performers line up of Sonakshi Sinha, Shahid Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Prabhu Deva were unveiled today in Mumbai, as the actors graced a media gathering to announce the Videocon IIFA Weekend.
Mr Nitin Vaidya, Business Head, Hindi Channels, STAR India said, "For years, STAR Plus and IIFA have showcased Indian cinema across the global stage. It is with great pride that we announce bringing the Awards to Singapore. There's a genuine appreciation and huge following for Indian cinema in Singapore and this is complemented by the large Indian-origin population in the city state. We look forward to another magnificent event this year with IIFA 2012."
Actor, Shahid Kapoor is set to win the hearts of over 800 million viewers across the world as he hosts his first IIFA Awards, in June. Shahid has previously performed at IIFA in Singapore (2004) and Amsterdam (2005). The actor will also be seen performing at the Awards night.
13th IIFA Awards host and actor, Shahid Kapoor said, “I am extremely excited about the IIFAs this year especially because it is my first time hosting this global event. It is always wonderful to be part of this grand celebration, it reassures the reach of Indian Cinema and I could not be more thrilled to represent our film fraternity.”
Friend of IIFA, actor Anil Kapoor, expressed, “IIFA over the years has become one of the most iconic platforms that the world respects and the entire fraternity looks forward to, as the magic unfold year on year. It has been an incredible experience and a great journey with IIFA; we look forward to giving our fans in Singapore the opportunity to witness one of the finest celebrations of Indian Cinema.”
Friend of IIFA, actor Sonakshi Sinha said, “The IIFA stage is an exhilarating platform for any performer and Singapore is going to be truly exciting, with millions of screaming fans in attendance. It is a great opportunity for me personally to represent Indian Cinema on such a global scale. I am sure that the IIFAs this year will rock too!”
The IIFA Weekend Schedule with dates and venues are:
June 7: IIFA World Premiere: Lido Cinemas, Shaw Theatre
June 8: IIFA Rocks
June 9: IIFA Awards, Singapore Indoor Stadium