The 16th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards that recognises talented artistes from the Bollywood industry is all set to make it a larger-than-life event.
To be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 5 June-7 June, IIFA 2015 will see several popular Bollywood faces glamming up the red carpet event.
The three-day weekend extravaganza will include events like IIFA Rocks, IIFA Fashion Extravaganza, IIFA World Premiere, IIFA Awards and many more.
While the fashion event will be hosted by actress Neha Dhupia, the music extravaganza, IIFA Rocks, hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra, will see some splendid musical performances by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Ankit Tiwari, Mika and Kanika Kapoor among others.
Sonakshi Sinha will sing live at the IIFA Rocks musical extravaganza. Several Bollywood celebs including Jacqueline Fernandes, Aditi Rao Hydari, Lauren Gotlieb and Lisa Hayden will be entertaining the audience with dazzling dance performances.
On 6 June, the highly anticipated film of the year, "Dil Dhadakne Do", will premiere at IIFA. The ensembled cast of the film including Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Shefali Shah and Farhan Akhtar will be present at the launch.
On the awards night (7 June), stars like Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka, Anushka, Farhan, Parineeti, Shraddha Kapoor and Sonakshi will set the stage on fire with their powerful performances.
The award ceremony will be co-hosted by Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor. The duo, known for their amazing comic timing and funny antics, are expected to entertain the audience with their pranks.
The nomination list is already out. Alia Bhatt-Arjun Kapoor starrer "2 States" has got a total of nine nominations. National Award Winning film "Haider" has total of eight nominations, while Rajkumar Hirani's "PK" garnered six nominations. Check out the complete list of nominees here.
IIFA Awards 2015 will be held at Stadium Putra in Kuala Lumpur and the tickets for the event are already on sale. Those interested in attending the ceremony can log on to www.myticket.asia or call 03-8080 8700 or 017 2447139. For purchasing VIP hospitality tickets, one can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will be telecast on Colors channel that reaches out to millions of viewers across all screens – TV, Mobile and PC. It can also be watched online by visiting the website www.colors.in.com
#fame, India's live mobile video entertainment app, will beam IIFA 2015 Weekend and Awards live. The app is available in beta on iOS and Android.
"As India's first live video entertainment app, #fame is the perfect destination to deliver IIFA, the most iconic award in entertainment today, to fans globally. For the first time ever, millions of viewers can catch all the action on their phone live, uncut and interact with top stars real time," #fame CEO Saket Saurabh said in a statement, reported IANS.