In this combo photo, top Indian film stars attend a press conference ahead of 22nd edition of IIFA Awards in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. AFP
The grandest celebration of Indian Cinema, the International Indian Film Academy and Awards (IIFA), in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences, is all set to thrill fans with its 22nd edition in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on June 3 and June 4.
Salman Khan with Divya Khosla Kumar (L) and Sara Ali Khan (R) attend a press conference ahead of the IIFA Awards in Abu Dhabi. AFP
At a press conference held at Etihad Arena – Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, addressing the media were this year’s hosts — Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Maniesh Paul, Farah Khan Kunder, Aparshakti Khurana and performers Shahid Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Panday, Sarah Ali Khan, Guru Randhawa, YoYo Honey Singh, Divya Khosla Kumar, Tanishk Bagchi, Neha Kakkar, Rockstar DSP, Dhvani Bhanushali, Asees Kaur and Zahra S Khan.
Joining them were Saleh Mohamed Al Geziry, Director General of Tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi, Sunjay Sudhir, Ambassador of India to UAE, Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO Miral, Hans Fraikin, Film and Television Commissioner, DCT, Abu Dhabi, Shashank Srivastava, Senior Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India, among other dignitaries for the highly anticipated event that promises to be a mélange of glitz and glamour.
(L-R) Shahid Kapoor, Farah Khan, Ananya Panday, Sara Ali Khan, Tiger Shroff and Ritesh Deshmukh during the International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi. AFP
NEXA from Maruti Suzuki India Limited stand committed to IIFA continuing their partnership for the sixth consecutive edition as the Title Sponsor of the IIFA Awards. As the world looks forward to this year’s celebration of Hindi cinema with music and fashion at yet another exotic destination, the content promises to be aspirational and entertaining. With its growing popularity across the world, IIFA today is recognised as a global institution in its own right, and a platform that is recognised as the most engaging celebration of Indian cinema. SportsBuzz.com would be presenting the star-studded IIFA Weekend as Title Sponsors of IIFA Weekend 2022, also being the Co-Presenter of NEXA IIFA Awards.
Salman Khan with Divya Khosla Kumar attends a press conference in Abu Dhabi. AFP
The Sportsbuzz.com IIFA Weekend and NEXA IIFA Awards are co-powered by Rajshree Elaichi and the fast-growing reality content app JOSH. IIFA’s cause partner, Woosh Washing expert for the fourth consecutive edition would partner IIFA to share the message, “Equality begins at home” holding a firm banner for gender equality. Joining as the official travel partner is Ease My Trip – one of India’s leading online travel aggregators, FnP- the world’s gifting platform which has recently launched in UAE, along with partners Sarwa Corporation, D’décor and Krisumi Corporation. IIFA 2022 will kickstart the mega celebrations on June 3, with IIFA Rocks hosted by Farah Khan Kunder and Aparshakti Khurana and will feature performances by Devi Sri Prasad, Tanishk Bagchi, Guru Randhawa, Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar, Dhvani Bhanushali, Zahrah S Khan, Dhvani Bhanushali, Asees Kaur.
Salman Khan (2L) with Shahid Kapoor (3R), Ananya Panday (2R), and Tiger Shroff (R) attend a press conference in Abu Dhabi. AFP
The grand finale — IIFA Awards will take place on June 4, and will be hosted by Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh & Maniesh Paul along with electrifying performances by Bollywood superstars Shahid Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Ananya Panday, Divya Khosla Kumar and Nora Fatehi. IIFA is all set to thrill fans as it transforms to enter the Metaverse for a one-of-its-kind experience: IIFA METAVERSE. With Bollyverse, as its Official Metaverse Partner, a path-breaking IIFA experience is being created; all IIFA events will be covered on Bollyverse including IIFA Backstage, IIFA Green Carpet, Avatar Club, Talent Quest, VR Bar, After Party, Stage rehearsals and Touchdown as well as the much-awaited Awards Ceremony.
Salman Khan with Divya Khosla Kumar (C) holds a trophy replica in Abu Dhabi. AFP
IIFA Backstage gives you a sneak peek into the behind-the-scenes action and all that it takes to bring this glamour-studded entertainment to the world. It will feature the stars getting ready, the make-up, the line-up and all the buzz behind the scenes. Then we take you to the action outside where the screams of excited fans, mesmerizing stars, and the shimmer of gorgeous regalia takes the Green Carpet at this year’s celebration to a whole new level!
The picture shared on the IIFA Instagram handle, shows Salman and Abhishek sitting with the UAE Minister of Tolerance, Sheikh Nahyan, at the main award ceremony held on Saturday night in Abu Dhabi.
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