The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced the 18th Edition of the most spectacular celebration of Indian Cinema worldwide that will be hosted in the city of New York, from 13th – 15th July 2017 this year! The NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO is among the most coveted and highly anticipated award celebration that honors the very best of Indian Cinema with the highest level of achievement seen through the glamorous IIFA statuette.
To reveal some of the exciting details about the upcoming NEXA IIFA AWARDS POWERED BY VIVO, Bollywood’s superstar Salman Khan was joined by leading ladies Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhatt at the official IIFA press conference in Mumbai today at Taj Lands End. Additionally, encapsulating IIFA’s aim to build bridges across cinemas, businesses, communities and nations, creating everyone’s dream: “One People. One World” a LIVE Video Conference with 5 Cities globally- New York, London, Dubai, Chicago and Houston was also held post the press conference.
Commenting on the occasion, Salman Khan says:
“It always feels great to be a part of the IIFA Movement and I look forward to the 2017 IIFA Awards.”
Katrina Kaif 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 favorite cities – New York!”
Speaking about her debut performance at IIFA, Alia Bhatt shares:
“I am very excited to be a part of IIFA 2017, as this is going to be my debut at the IIFA Festival after 5 years in the industry. I am super excited that IIFA is being held in the beautiful city of New York. IIFA is all about togetherness and the celebration of the Indian cinema globally and I eagerly look forward to this celebration.”
IIFA Rocks has always been a star-studded affair with a mélange of glitz, glamour and star power. It is a celebrated global event that has been growing each year. This year, IIFA Rocks will celebrate 25 years of A. R. Rahman in the industry. The show is set to feature a never seen before medley of musicians that includes Diljit Dosanjh, Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Seshadri.
The highly anticipated NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO will witness stunning performances from Bollywood megastars such as Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, to name a few. The host for NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by Vivo is the talented Karan Johar.