IIFA ANNOUNCES VISITING LUMINARIES FOR IIFA WEEKEND IN TORONTO
TORONTO/MUMBAI (June 13, 2011) — The green carpet will be sparkling with the best and brightest of Indian Cinema when the Videocon d2H IIFA Weekend kicks off in Toronto from June 23-25, 2011.
The spectacular three-day event features the IIFA Film Festival, IIFA World Premiere presented by Infiniti, the FICCI Global Business Forum, IIFA Music Workshop, IIFA Rocks presented by The Bay and the Floriana IIFA Awards. This extraordinary celebration of Indian Cinema and culture is hosted by Government of Ontario and presented by CIBC.
For the first time in North America, Indian Cinema fans can see their favourite actors, directors and producers in person, at a variety of events throughout the province of Ontario, and designed to bring the magic of this unique cinematic genre to fans everywhere.
IIFA is pleased to welcome the following actors, directors and producers to the CIBC presents 2011 IIFA Celebrations in Toronto:
Vikas Bahl; Arjan Bajwa; Bipasha Basu; Vishal Bharadwaj; Priyanka Chopra; Bobby Deol; Esha Deol; Sunny Deol; Ritesh Deshmukh; Dharmendra; Neha Dhupia; Boman Irani; Javed Jaffery; Karan Johar; Anil Kapoor; Neetu Kapoor; Rajiv Kapoor; Randhir Kapoor; Rishi Kapoor; Arbaaz Khan; Fardeen Khan; Malaika Arora Khan; Sonail Khan; Zayed Khan; Madhavan; Hema Malini; Dia Mirza; Dino Morea; Kangana Ranaut; Shankar-Eshaan-Loy; Mallika Sherawat; Shilpa Shetty; Ranveer Singh; Shatrughan Sinha; Sonakshi Sinha; Ramesh Sippy; Sonu Sood; Arshad Warsi; Preity Zinta
Additional talent announcements are forthcoming.
The Floriana IIFA Awards is the most prestigious ceremony honouring excellence in Indian Cinema. 22,000 people will see the spectacular and presentation ceremony live at the Rogers Centre in Toronto, with a broadcast audience of nearly 700 million viewers worldwide.
Viewers in North America can also tune in via Pay-Per-View. In Canada, the collaboration between Wizcraft and OMNI Rogers will bring this celebration of Indian Cinema and culture, in unprecedented style, to television screens around the globe. The live, Pay-Per-View event will be broadcast by Multivision Media across the United States.
Infiniti is the Presenting Sponsor for the IIFA World Premiere (Double Dhamaal) as well as the Official Automotive Partner IIFA 2011. Cineplex is the Official Cinema partner of IIFA 2011. OMNI Television is the Official Canadian Broadcast Partner of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) 2011. It will broadcast unprecedented coverage of the three-day long weekend and awards celebration to Canadians when it makes its North American debut in Ontario this June.
The first IIFA Awards were held at the Millenium Dome in London, UK in 2000. Since then, millions of Indian Cinema fans, filmmakers, celebrities and business leaders have enjoyed IIFA Celebrations in Sun City, Malaysia, Dubai, Amsterdam, Singapore, Yorkshire, Bangkok, Macau, Johannesburg, and Colombo. The CIBC presents 2011 IIFA Celebrations in Toronto, Canada are expected to draw approximately 40,000 visitors to Ontario.
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy. The IIFA Awards is India's biggest media event. With a viewership of nearly 700 million, it is among the world's most-watched annual entertainment spectacles.
From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last ten years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a cine-packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, global business forums and sporting events, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards. www.iifa.com