The International Indian Film Academy and Awards (IIFA), the largest festival of Indian cinema, will hold its 23rd edition on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on February 9, 10, and 11.
A news conference was conducted today in Mumbai to begin the countdown. Salman Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Varun Dhawan, Maniesh Paul, Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Badshah, Sunidhi Chauhan, Amit Trivedi, and Nucleya were in attendance at the event. They will share the stage at the mega grand awards with other Bollywood A-listers like Ranveer Singh, Kriti Sanon, Nora Fatehi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet Singh,
They were joined by Nishant Pitti, CEO and Co-Founder of Ease My Trip, Nouf Al-Boushelaibi, Executive Director of Group Communications and Destination Marketing at Miral – Taghrid AlSaeed, and Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India.
The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) and Miral, Abu Dhabi’s top curator of immersive locations and experiences, are collaborating to host the eagerly anticipated event. NEXA serves as the event’s title sponsor for the eighth straight edition.
Salman Khan has been a part of the IIFA family for over two decades. “I am glad to return to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. In the last edition, I hosted the awards with Ritesh Deshmukh and Maniesh Paul and made everyone present laugh and cry as I opened my heart to them. This time, I promise to make them stand up and dance with me as we celebrate Indian cinema globally,” he asserted.
The biggest musical spectacle, IIFA Rocks, will be hosted by Karan Johar and Farah Khan in its upcoming iteration. Numerous well-known performers, including singer-composer Amit Trivedi, rapper-singer Badshah, singer Sunidhi Chauhan, and electronic music producer Nucleya, will perform live throughout the event. The IIFA Weekend and Awards are returning to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island’s Etihad Arena.
Source: News Desk