New York city, the city that never sleeps, is all set to witness the biggest and glamorous award show of Bollywood ,IIFA from July 13 to July 15. International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) is the most prestigious award function for the world of Bollywood. IIFA awards is the way of honoring both artistic and technical excellence of this glamours world.
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On Thursday, Dabang of Bollywood, Salman Khan along with two lovely ladies, Katrina Kaif and Alia Bhat attended the official press conference of IIFA awards in Mumbai, where all the sponsors were introduced and trophy for IIFA was unveiled. Later, Salman Khan and two beautiful ladies attended the live video press conference for IIFA with the media of New York, Huston, Dubai, Chicago and London. Trios of Salman, Katrina and Alia graced the press conference by there presence and there interaction with each other and with media as well.
When asked, what is so different about this IIFA award, repeatedly, Salman Khan replied that, ” It will be the best ever IIFA because of the sheer scale, entertainment quotient and that he personally was looking forward for the experience. Commenting on the occasion, Salman Khan praised Katrina Kaif for her best dancing skills in the Bollywood and then later looking at Alia, he said that, “actually there is a tie going on between Alia and Katrina in the industry,” to which Alia replied that, ” I am terrible at dancing, I am just cute”, Salman Khan then said that he is even worse than her, he is not even cute.
Talking about her performance in IIFA, Katrina Kaif said that, ” It has been 5-6 years that I have been the part of the IIFA. They have the best stadium, the best set-up. I think the choreography for my performance is amazing and I am hoping this to be memorable.”
Alia, who is going to make her debut IIFA performance this year seemed to be quite excited about her debut. She has been nominated for her two films, Dear Zindgai and Udta Punjab and she is haapy about that too. Speaking of her performance in IIFA awards, Alia told media that, ” She is super excited about her performance in IIFA and can’t wait to hit the floors. I have already started preparing. I am even going to be dancing in my sleep.” “I can’t wait to go there and perform for the people,” she added.
Salman Khan, when asked about his performance in IIFA, he dodged the question in the best way by saying that’ ” No Idea, Only after I am done with the performance, I might have an idea of what I have done on the stage.”
This time IIFA rocks is going to celebrate the 25 years of Oscar-winning Music Composer and Singer, A.R Rahman in the industry. IIFA is all set to entertain the audience through a never seen before medley of singers like Neeti Mohan, Benny Dayal, Diljit Dosanjh, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Shesadri. To set the stage on fire, many megastars like Sushant Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Salman Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and many others will perform in this IIFA.
Salman Khan while interacting with media said that, Like last time, this year too there will be some Hollywood stars who will be making there appearance at IIFA and people should expect pleasant surprises. He also urged people to go green, which is the Mantra of IIFA for the longest time.
This is the first time that an India event is going to take place in Metlife Stadium of New York. Ritesh Deshmukh and Mnaish Paul will host the event on the first day and second day the event Karan Johar will host the IIFA. The event will be aired on July, 16.