The 18th edition of International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) is set to take place in New York, US from July 13 to 15. IIFA is one of the highly anticipated award ceremonies that honours the talents of the Bollywood film industry and like every year, the event will be a star-studded one with everyone putting their best fashion foot forward.
Besides awarding the best of Indian cinema, IIFA 2017 will witness stunning performances by Bollywood stars including Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Sushant Singh Rajput, Shahid Kapoor and Kriti Sanon. Director-producer Karan Johar will host the event.
IIFA Rocks 2017 will celebrate 25 years of A.R. Rahman in the industry and is said to feature a never-before-seen medley of musicians that includes Rahman, Diljit Dosanjh, Javed Ali, Jonita Gandhi, Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan and Haricharan Seshadri. IIFA Rocks will be hosted by Riteish Deshmukh and Manish Paul.
A press conference was held recently in Mumbai and saw the presence of Salman, Katrina and Alia. Commenting on the occasion, Salman said in a statement: "It always feels great to be a part of the IIFA Movement and I look forward to the 2017 IIFA Awards."
Katrina added saying, "I'm really excited and looking forward to performing at the IIFA Awards this year. It is such a great platform that not only showcases the celebration of cinema globally but also it's a great opportunity for us to reach out to our fans worldwide. I am excited that this year, it is happening in one of my favourite cities – New York!"
While the list of winners in the technical category was out recently, the voting process for nominees of the popular categories is open until June 18.
How to book your tickets?
IIFA 2017 will be held at MetLife Stadium, New York and interested people can book their tickets online at ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 or by simply clicking "Buy Tickets" tab on the official IIFA website, www.iifa.com.
Fans can also purchase the tickets at MetLife Stadium Box Office. IIFA has a special treat for its fans - The Double Dhamaka Offer - where people can get to watch two shows for the price of one. They can buy any IIFA Awards premium seating tickets for Ground Level and Level 100 seats and get free tickets to IIFA Rocks.