The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced the 17th Edition of the most spectacular celebration of Indian Cinema globally to be held in the capital of Spain- Madrid from 23rd – 26th June this year! Videocon d2h IIFA weekend 2016 festivities will include the FICCI – IIFA Global Business Forum, IIFA Stomp in collaboration with MULAFEST Urban Trends Festival, IIFA Rocks, along with the glamorous awards night, NEXA IIFA Awards 2016. Recreating the magic of Indian cinema, the 17th edition of the celebrations will play host to some of the most celebrated stars of the Indian film industry, notable guests, and dignitaries from India and the region, world media and Indian cinema fans from across the globe.
The highlights of the Weekend Festivities, the NEXA IIFA Awards 2016 hosts were revealed – the multitalented Farhan Akhtar and the versatile actor Shahid Kapoor. The awards ceremony in Madrid will witness awe-inspiring performances by Bollywood’s very own crème de la crème Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Sonakshi Sinha, among others.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Luis Cueto, Coordinador General de la Alcaldía de Madrid said, “It is a privilege for Madrid to host the 2016 IIFA Weekend & Awards. It is a unique opportunity that brings together the power of a spectacular show, the strength of an innovative touristic investment and the greatness of a cultural partnership. Madrid can’t imagine a better project for the city this year.”
Excited to host the most coveted awards of Indian Cinema, the successful film maker, actor, musician and writer all rolled into one, Farhan Akhtar said, “I am looking forward to hosting the awards with Shahid Kapoor and enthralling the audience all over again. We had previously hosted the 14th IIFA celebrations in the US and had a wonderful time so I am really excited to relive the experience and spread the magic of Bollywood especially in Madrid, Spain.”
Additionally, another facet of the extravaganza which is all set to make its way to Madrid, bringing together the best of Spanish and Indian culture is the IIFA Stomp in collaboration with MULAFEST Urban Trends Festival, organized by the MULA community and IFEMA with a line-up that underlines its electronic heart, with pioneering artists from the international scene- Indian DJs and musicians like Raghu Dixit Project, B.R.E.E.D, Midival Punditz featuring Karsh Kale and friends, and Nucleya, setting the stage on fire at MULAFEST that coincides with the 17th IIFA celebrations in Spain.
Commenting on the major announcements about the awards, Anil Kapoor, Actor and Friend of IIFA said, “The NEXA IIFA Awards are one of the most coveted and honest awards celebrations. I have been closely associated with the Academy and have been a part of numerous IIFA journeys, but each time I am amazed by its grandeur and the effort that goes into making it what it is today. Having worked in international films, I have noticed that IIFA goes a long way in bringing out the best of the Indian film industry and presenting it before the world on this great platform. I was also in Spain for the announcement recently to see the warm welcome by the fans of IIFA there; I was swept away. So I am eagerly looking forward to the Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend and I’m sure it’s going to be more special than ever before.”
Mr. Anil Khera, CEO – Videocon d2h added, “Videocon d2h is proud to continue its association with IIFA for the 8th year in a row. Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend is a spectacular event celebrating talent in the entertainment industry and is a perfect brand fit for us. The IIFA Awards have striven to achieve a perfect balance of public opinion and critical appreciation across the globe. Videocon d2h will continue to support and encourage this endeavour to take Indian Cinema to a global audience.”
With the perfect destination to host the gala celebrations, the International Indian Film Academy is all geared up to unfold and present a breathtaking amalgamation of two richly diverse countries and cultures.
The Title Sponsor for the weekend celebrations this year are Videocon D2h, the Title Sponsors for the Awards are Maruti Suzuki and Hero Cycles are the Cause Partners. IIFA Awards celebrations will air exclusively on Broadcast partners, Colors TV.
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