The International Indian Film Academy Awards are the biggest set of awards in Bollywood. First ever IIFA awards took place in 2000. Since then, it takes places in different countries around the world. It honors the artistic and technical professionals of Bollywood. Although it started with a one-night event, now it has flourished into a three-day celebration. Since the beginning, Amitabh Bachchan is the brand ambassador. IIFA 2018 is the 19th edition of the awards.
— IIFA (@IIFA) May 26, 2018
Bangkok is the selected destination of IIFA 2018.
This year, IIFA is going to Bangkok, Thailand. It’s a three-day event from 22nd June to 24th June. IIFA awards will be held at the Siam Niramit Theatre. This particular theater is said to be furnished with Thailand’s heritage, art and culture. It hosts country’s most popular theater production. Previously, IIFA took place in Bangkok in 2008.
— IIFA (@IIFA) May 17, 2018
Andre Timmins explains why they chose this location
Wizcraft International, the producers and creators or Iifa, are set to make Iifa 2018 a memorable event. They want to combine the entertainment aspect of Bollywood and cultural elements of Thailand. In an interview, one of the three forces behind Wizcraft, Andre Timmins said,
“We’re excited to go back to Bangkok. There are a lot of interesting things we are doing. We hope this edition becomes exciting for people to come and have fun.”
However, Bangkok was not the first choice. Before that, they wanted to go to Lisbon or Paris. Furthermore, Andre said,
“We chose Bangkok because we felt it’s close by and this year we thought we will go somewhere close. And Bangkok is a place that has changed tremendously. There are more flights, hotels, restaurants and our industry loves Bangkok.”
Karan Johar and Ritesh Deshmukh are the hosts for IIFA 2018
In a press conference held in Delhi, the officials revealed the hosts and location of the awards. The ace director Karan Johar is teaming up with the actor Ritesh Deshmukh to host the main ceremony.
— Andre Timmins (@WizAndreTimmins) May 17, 2018
This is Ritesh Deshmukh’s fifth time hosting the awards. Boman Irani accompanied him.
Ayushmann Khurrana with the debutante Karthik Aaryan will host IIFA Rocks 2018
For the musical night of IIFA Rocks, Ayushmann Khurrana and the new boy-next-door Karthik Aaryan are the hosts. This is Karthik’s debut as a host. We are looking forward to seeing him work his charm on the audience.
The music composer Pritam is going to perform at the IIFA Rocks. He is using the local Thailand musicians and instruments for this unique performance.
Stars will set fire to the stage with their amazing performances
At the moment, Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are the only confirmed performers. They are all set to woo the audience with their power-packed performances.
Talking about his performance, Ranbir said,
“I am very nervous when I dance. When we dance for films there is a camera and there are takes but when you dance for a live audience there is just that one take so you have to give your best. There are no cuts. I want to rehearse more because I want to better myself.”
Lastly, the nominations make us the happiest.
This year, the nominations are very diverse and interesting. Mostly, the low budget films are leading the nomination board. Vidya Balan’s “Tumhari Sulu” is topping the chart with seven nominations. Along with the best film, best story and best director, Vidya Balan is nominated for the best female actor in a leading role award.
The second most nominated film is “Newton”. It has bagged five nominations. Rajkummar Rao is nominated for the best actor male in a leading role for his incredible performance in the film.
Hindi Medium is also among the nominated films. Unfortunately, Saba Qamar was not nominated.
Some of the other nominated films are:
Late Sri Devi is nominated for her performance in this film. Other than her, Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Ali starred in the film.
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Similarly, the critically acclaimed actor Adil Hussain is nominated for the best actor award. He is nominated for his film “Mukti Bhawan”, also known as “Hotel Salvation”.
Furthermore, the young actress Zaira Wasim has bagged a nomination for her beautiful performance in “Secret Superstar”. It’s safe to say that she was a deserving candidate.
After all these happening news, we cannot wait for Iifa 2018. We are looking forward to all the glamour of the red carpet and the stunning performances. We are also very happy to see that most of these nominations were smaller films. Truly, they all deserved the nominations. It is definitely going to be a wild night. As always, this is going to be a memorable show.