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Actors Shahid Kapoor, Kartik Aaryan, Dia Mirza, Ranbir Kapoor and filmmaker Karan Johar during a press conference of the 19th Edition of IIFA Weekend and Awards 2018 in New Delhi on May 17, 2018. The International Indian Film and Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards will next month return to Bangkok after a decade for its 19th edition, which promises not just Bollywood's glitz and glamour but support to environmental causes and cinema memorabilia too. The gala will be held June 22-24 at the Siam Niramit Theatre, which is adorned by Thailand's heritage, art and culture and hosts the country's most-popular theatre production. The main awards gala on the last day will be hosted by the inimitable Riteish Deshmukh and Karan Johar, both known for their quick wit. Among the performers will be stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.
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For Ranbir, returning to the IIFA stage would be special as he had won the Best Debutant Award at the 2008 Bangkok edition of the gala."
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Apart from the visual spectacle they intend to offer, they IIFA has tied up UN Environment for the campaign "Beat Plastic Pollution", the theme for World Environment Day 2018. Actress Dia Mirza, the UN Environment goodwill ambassador for India, will front this.