Excitement among Singaporean cinema buffs over IIFA Awards

By Fakir Hassen, IANS
5/20/2004 12:00:00 AM

View Big B at IIFA Awards Press Meet Picture GalleryThe 6th International Indian Film Academy (IFFA) awards function will be held in Dubai June 16, it was announced here Wednesday by Amitabh Bachchan, the brand ambassador of the academy.

'The IIFA is a good platform for us to showcase the Indian film industry and help it become the number one film industry in the world. Also, it is an opportunity for the film community to get together and interact with each other,' Bachchan told a news conference here.

The best films of 2005 will be honoured at the IIFA awards and the function will also feature the premiere of a Hindi film.

Bachchan was upbeat about travelling to Dubai for the event.

'I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other's company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules,' said Bachchan, who will participate in the ceremony but will not perform because of health reasons.

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