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Vidya Balan joins IIFA multi-city promotional tour in USA

March 12, 2014 5:56:36 PM IST
By Glamsham Editorial
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The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will visit the United States for a special multi-city promotional tour of New York, Houston, Tampa and Orlando from the 11th - 14th of March. Accompanying them is one of Indian cinema's biggest names, actress Vidya Balan who will spread the word about the upcoming IIFA celebrations. The IIFA weekend 2015 will be held from the 23rd to the 26th of April in Tampa Bay.

Actor, Vidya Balan said, ''Having travelled to a number of exotic locales the world over, IIFA has made its mark on the map, educating the world about Indian Cinema. Going forward, I am very pleased to be a part of IIFA's landmark journey, as they venture into the United States, in Tampa Bay. I am excited to be a part of the IIFA Master Class this year and look forward to engaging with my fans in the US.''


Fans are in for a treat this IIFA Weekend as music takes center stage at this year's IIFA, with performers such as Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Pritam, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shruti Hassan joining Bhoomi Trivedi, Monali Thakur, Ravi Drums and Ankit Tiwari in performances paying a befitting tribute to the soul of Indian films.

The IIFA magic of the movies and technical swards will highlight the music of world renowned musician, Ustaad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The Ustaad of Qawaali and Sufi music, Khan is famous for his unforgettable Bollywood chartbusters including 'Sajda' (MY NAME IS KHAN), 'Teri Ore' (SINGH IS KINNG), 'O Re Piya' (AAJA NACHLE), & 'Jiya Dhadak Dhadak' (KALYUG) to name a few.

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Indicating an overwhelming response across America, over 18,000 tickets across several categories have sold out for the Tata Motors IIFA Awards. To be held on April 26th in Tampa Bay, Florida. Sensing the excitement in the U.S., the organisers today announced a selection of tickets opening up for IIFA Magic of the Movies and Technical Awards to be held on the third day of the IIFA Weekend (25th of April) at The MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. IIFA Magic of the Movies and Technical Awards will be a night of music, dance and awards, with performances from Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Farhan Akthar, Bipasha Basu and a special musical act by Pritam. The show will be hosted by Bollywood's nawab, Saif Ali Khan and actor-comedian Vir Das.

Additional unique events include the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum, an IIFA Masterclass with Vidya Balan and Kevin Spacey, among others and IIFA Stomp, a celebration by the Tampa Bay community to welcome IIFA on April 23rd.

IIFA Celebrations will play out in a star-studded affair at Tampa Bay, as a huge celebrity contingent including Farhan Akhtar, Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Shruti Hassan, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Sri Devi & Boney Kapoor, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar, Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra, Dr. Kamal Hassan, Shekhar Kapoor, Pritam, Anupam Kher, Vidya Balan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Genelia D'souza, Boman Irani, Fardeen Khan and many others will fly down to Tampa Bay in April this year.

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