A celebration of Indian cinema

movie & TV May 21, 2018 09:00

By The Nation

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IIFA fever returns to Bangkok after a decade, with the 19th edition of the NEXA IIFA Awards taking place from June 22 to 24 at Siam Niramit Theatre.

A feast of glitz, glamour and Bollywood’s finest talent, global dignitaries, world media, Indian cinema fans and enthusiasts from across the globe will be heading to the Thai capital to take part in the star-studded weekend.

Fans of the biggest celebration of Indian cinema will see rising star Kartik Aaryan and Ayushmann Khurrana host the vibrant IIFA Rocks 2018 while the NEXA IIFA Awards have Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh as their emcees.

Performers in the running for awards include Bollywood megastars Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor. 

This year, 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.

In its continuing effort to campaign about environment protection, the IIFA and the United Nations Environment Programme are launching the campaign, “Beat Plastic Pollution”, combining the power of the IIFA platform to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. 

This year the IIFA Foundation will be collaborating with Osian’s 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 21 to 23. 

“I was privileged to be at the Millennium Dome in London when the IIFAs were born and I’ve participated in the journey across the world. My father and I have been part of the IIFA Advisory Board and share the passion to take Indian cinema across the world. The impact of the IIFAs can be felt in the growth of distribution and film incentives in key markets around the globe. I wish the IIFAs well and more power to the organising team of Wizcraft,” Karan Johar says. 

Fans and media can keep abreast of the latest news and details on IIFA and Hindi cinema by logging on to www.Iifa.com or checking out www.Instagram.com/iifa.