Shahrukh Khan & Shahid Kapoor to co-host the 14th IIFA Awards in Macau

STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP FOR UPCOMING IIFA AWARDS 2013 IN MACAU

Mumbai, 21st June, 2013: Today, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) revealed that Abhishek Bachchan, Deepika Padukone and Madhuri Dixit will all be performing on the IIFA stage this year. Also performing will be dance superstar Prabhudeva who will perform with Sridevi in a one-of-a-kind dance-off.

                     
                       
 
As we draw closer to the 14th Videocon DDB IIFA Weekend, the promising line-up of performances for the IIFA Awards is sure to leave audiences mesmerized, as Indian Cinema takes centre-stage from July 4th – 6th at The Venetian Macao.

 

Abhishek Bachchan who has performed at several IIFAs in the past will also grace the IIFA stage, having given his first international performance at IIFA 2005 in Amsterdam.

 

Having seen phenomenal box-office success this year for her recent film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Deepika Padukone will showcase some of her signature moves from the recent hit songs in her most successful films including Angrezi Beats, Tumhi Ho Bandho and her most recent Balam Pichkaari.

 

Also performing at the IIFA Awards will be one of Bollywood’s most iconic leading ladies, Madhuri Dixit. Known for her iconic dance moves, Madhuri is preparing to make her IIFA debut this year. The acclaimed actress who has been in the industry for almost three decades will perform to a montage of the most unforgettable songs of her career.

 

Speaking on her upcoming performance, Madhuri Dixit-Nene said, “I have never been to an IIFA before and I’m very excited to be making my performance debut on the IIFA stage. I think that it a great fit especially since we’re celebrating ‘100 years of Indian Cinema’. I am thrilled to perform for my fans from Hong Kong and Macau.”

 

With a focus on ‘100 years of Indian Cinema’ as the theme for this year’s celebration, Madhuri, who is an accomplished dancer, will recreate the magic of cinema as she takes the audience down memory lane with her most memorable numbers.

 

Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International/ IIFA said,

“This year’s IIFA celebrations are especially significant as we will be paying tribute to a ‘100 Years of Indian Cinema’. We have some incredible performances lined up from stalwarts of the film industry and it’s going to be a show you don’t want to miss.”

 

Along with the impressive line-up of performances

by the biggest stars in the Indian Film Industry, IIFA

2013 will also see a host of prominent personalities

attend the prestigious Weekend including Shahrukh

Khan, Irrfan Khan, Vidya Balan, Anil Kapoor, Shahid

Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Arjun Rampal, Shardha

Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Huma

Quereshi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shabana Azmi,

Aditya Roy Kapur, Javed Akhtar and Parineeti Chopra

among others.

 Tickets for the prestigious IIFA Awards are priced at HKD/MOP 399 (Bronze), HKD/MOP 599 (Silver), HKD/MOP 799 (Gold), HKD/MOP 1,599 (Platinum) and HKD/MOP 2,799 (Diamond) and will be available at all CotaiTicketing box offices* or can be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.com, or by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macau) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / 4001 206 618 (China), as well as on www.iifa.com.  The spectacular IIFA Awards will take place at The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena on the 6th of July and will seat an audience of a near 7,000 fans.

 

Known for its entertainment and metropolitan scene, Macau is an ideal choice for the IIFA 2013 celebrations.  Home to several of the world’s most sensational and glamorous hotels and integrated resorts, Macau offers a rich variety of experiences for the elite traveller with a penchant for the best, welcoming well over 100,000 visitors from India each year, with more than 150,000 visiting in 2012 alone.

 

Instituted in 2000, this will be the 14th year of spreading the magic of Indian cinema across the world signifying the international success of the Indian Film Industry. The IIFA Celebrations unfold over a packed three-day Weekend and is held in different exotic locales each year. In 2013, IIFA returns to The Venetian Macao, the Official Host Destination Partner, a venue that will provide a sensational environment to celebrate Indian Cinema's achievements in a fittingly majestic manner.

 

The IIFA Weekend is presented by Videocon DDB and is supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office. Air India is the Official Airline Partner for the 14th edition of the IIFA celebrations. The IIFA Awards will be broadcast globally on Star Plus, for the 8th year running