International Indian Film Academy Awards Head to U.S. for First Time
The Oscars of Bollywood industry,The 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards will be presented in the United States for the first time this year. Bollywoods's biggest stars are expected to attend the weekend event in Tampa Bay, Florida, from April 24-26 when the top prizes will be handed out. Actor Shahrukh Khan will headline the show. "For Indian cinema and Bollywood today, while we produce 1,300 films a year and sell 3.6 billion tickets, the important thing for us is that after India, America is the biggest second market for our Indian films," said by organizers. Previous IIFA awards have been held in Canada, Singapore, Dubai and Britain.
India, the second-most populous nation, is the world's biggest film producer. About 23 million people watch a Bollywood film each day.
Tickets for the 15th Annual IIFA went on sale 14 January 2014 and sold out within minutes. In 2011, tickets for IIFA festivities in Toronto sold out within 10 minutes. Last year, Macau hosted the 14th Annual IIFA.
Nominees for the 15th edition of IIFA will be announced closer to the event.
The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge), Dr. Mahesh Sharma launching the …