clear clear clear clear clear
clear
  
Movies
   Scoops & News

Bollywood stars begin their voting for 12th IIFA Awards



March 5, 2011 02:51:14 PM IST
Glamsham Editorial
Send to Friend

The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Voting Weekend for the IIFA Awards in Toronto opened to the members of the Indian Film fraternity. The 4th, 5th and 6th of March marks the 12th year of IIFA's Voting Weekend, where the reigning superstar of the big screen, Kareena Kapoor cast her first vote, followed by Arjun Rampal, Karan Johar, Sonu Sood, Riteish Deshmukh, Yash Chopra, Ramesh Sippy, J.P. Dutta, Manmohan Shetty and other members of the film fraternity and the IIFA Advisory Board. Akin to past IIFA Voting Weekends, many prominent members from the fraternity would participate this year.

view KAREENA KAPOOR AND KARAN JOHAR AT IIFA VOTING EVENT picture gallery

view KAREENA KAPOOR AND KARAN JOHAR AT IIFA VOTING EVENT picture gallery


Each year over 1000 industry stalwarts, actors, directors, producers, technicians and composers among others cast their votes, which decide the nominations for the awards. Each year, the IIFA management invites the Academy members and the Film Industry to cast their votes and shortlist nominations in the category of the Popular Awards. The Voting Weekend also derives the Technical Award winners.

Having cast the first vote, previous IIFA awardee Kareena Kapoor shared, "It is a great privilege that has been bestowed upon me to cast the first vote and inaugurate the 12th IIFA Voting Weekend. IIFA has set a high standard with its voting procedure and hence established a benchmark for excellence and credibility. This being the IIFA's premiere in North America, I am eagerly looking forward to the IIFA Weekend in Toronto."

2011 marks the twelfth year of the IIFA celebrations. The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will make its North American debut in Ontario, Canada this year wherein the three-day long IIFA Weekend and Awards is all set to take place from the 23rd to 25th of June.

Ramesh Sippy, IIFA Advisory Board member said, "In its 12th year, IIFA has continued its focus of promoting the very best of Indian cinema globally and the IIFA Voting Weekend is a key component of making IIFA, the success it is."

"2010 has been a great year for the Indian movie business. The IIFA Voting Weekend is a wonderful opportunity to honour colleagues by voting for the best of the best. With the Videocon IIFA Weekend and the Micromax IIFA Awards 2011 in Toronto, Canada, we will continue to bring the on-screen magic to the Indian diaspora with the grandest celebration of Indian cinema," said Wiz Sabbas Joseph, Director - Wizcraft International Entertainment.



 
  

More related news


- The cute pic of Taimur will wipe away your Monday blues! - News
- Cutie Taimur steals aunt Soha Ali's thunder at her birthday bash - News
- In pics: Shh.. Baby Taimur sleeps peacefully! - News
- After Kareena Kapoor, Daisy Shah grooves on 'Nagada Nagada'! - News
- Cutiepie Taimur visits grand mom along with mommy Kareena - News
- Bebo's birthday bash with besties is the best B-town party ever! - News
- Kareena-Tusshar's little munchkins Taimur & Laksshya are future BFFs - News
- Taimur's latest endearing picture will make your day - News
- You will forget to blink your eyes after seeing Kareena Kapoor Khan's latest photoshoot - News
- Baby Taimur joins Sonam & Kareena for the first schedule of VEERE DI WEDDING! - News
- VEERE DI WEDDING to explore Delhi fashion like never before! - News
- Check out Karisma & Kareena's sweet message for cousin Aadar Jain - News
- Siblings Karisma and Kareena are all set to share screen space for first time! - News
- Kareena and baby Taimur meet fans in Swiss Alps! - News
- Kareena Kapoor Khan's gym look is eyed by sports brand! - News



   Comments



A Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. site.