Rekha Steals the Show, Performs at IIFA 2018 After Twenty Years

On 24 June, veteran actor Rekha delivered an unforgettable dance performance at the 2018 IIFA Awards, stepping onto the stage after two entire decades.

From Pyaar Kiya Toh Darna Kya to Salam-E-Ishq Meri Jaan, veteran actor Rekha left everyone smitten with her grand finale performance at the 19th edition of IIFA here on Sunday night.
So, how did Bollywood respond to this this performance?

Younger stars like Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor joined her on stage towards the end of her act. They all showed nothing but love, respect and awe for the senior actor.

Shortly after the performance, Varun Dhawan shared a picture on Instagram with Rekha and praised her performance.

 

Shraddha Kapoor too was absolutely floored.

“I have just watched the best performance of my life & possibly the best one I will ever see. When a shooting star decides to come down to earth & the entire audience is awestruck by her performance. Rekhaji, there are no words to describe how lucky we all are that we got to experience your magic right before our eyes. You all are in for the treat of a lifetime.”
Shraddha Kapoor

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who received the Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male, from Rekha last night for his performance in Sridevi-starrer Mom, took to Twitter to congratulate Rekha. “U stole the show last night”, he wrote, calling her her a “Living Legend”.

 

Finally, director Anurag Kashyap also tweeted, “Rekha Ji performing on stage killed it .. totally #iifa2018.”
Clearly, Rekha’s dance performance left everybody speechless and spellbound.

Source: Rekha Steals the Show, Performs at IIFA 2018 After Twenty Years

CELEBRATING THE GRANDEUR OF INDIAN CINEMA IIFA AWARDS 2018 CONQUERS HEARTS IN BANGKOK!

Bangkok, June 24th 2018: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), the grandest celebration of Indian Cinema, put on a show for the ages in the cosmopolitan city of Bangkok, Thailand. The evening saw a spectacular melange of glitz and glamour with Bollywood’s crème de la crème, global dignitaries and world media in attendance at the reputed Siam Niramit Theatre on 24th June, 2018 as throngs of fans flocked to witness the grandest of all stages, the coveted NEXA IIFA Awards Styled by Myntra.

The grandest of stages saw the talented duo Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh play hosts in their own inimitable way. With Karan’s witty zingers and Riteish’s charismatic avatar combining on stage, the director-actor Jodi entertained the audience with their crackling chemistry.

As the finale of the celebrated IIFA Weekend & Awards, the IIFA Awards saved the best for the last as India’s most loved actress and timeless beauty Rekha put on a nostalgic performance as she took the audience back in time. The night also featured mesmeric performances from Bollywood superstars including Ranbir Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Kriti Sanon, and Lulia Vantur.

This year, IIFA honoured and paved tribute to two of the most celebrated actors of Indian Cinema the legendary Shashi Kapoor & Bollywood diva Late Sridevi.

The glamorous night also saw venerated actor Anupam Kher being presented with the prestigious ‘IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’, recognizing his immense contribution to Indian Cinema. Additionally, Style Icon of the year presented by Myntra was given to Youth Icon Kriti Sanon at the event.

For the fourth consecutive year, the IIFAs will be broadcast exclusively on India’s No.1 premium Hindi entertainment channel, COLORS with a stunning line-up of star-studded programming comprising of flashback episodes, IIFA Buzz, IIFA Rocks and the NEXA IIFA Awards. For the digital savvy viewers the same will be available on India’s leading video-on-demand platform, VOOT, from the house of Viacom18.

The principal partners for the 19th IIFA: Title Sponsor of IIFA Awards NEXA, Styled by Myntra; Global Broadcast partner Colors Viacom18; Digital Content Partner Voot; Cause Partner Woosh Washing expert campaigning about Equality at home; Official Host Destination Partner Tourism Authority of Thailand, Official Hotel Partner Marriott Marquis Hotel, Host Venue Siam Niramit;

Other key partners of IIFA 2018 include Official Direct Selling Partner QNET; Brand Partner Ease My Trip, Official Travel & Hospitality Management Partner Wedniksha; Pre-Event Cocktail PartnerSuperdoc; Airport Hospitality Partner Pranaam GVK Guest Services; Official Hair & Makeup Partner Nabila’s Salon, NGENTS and Zero Make up Official Time Partner Craig Shelly.

The IIFA Awards Winners:

· Best Picture- Tumhari Sulu

· Best Story- Amit V Masurkar (Newton)

· Best Direction- Saket Chaudhary (Hindi Medium)

· Best Debut Director – Konkona Sen Sharma (A death in the Gunj)

· Best Actor in a leading role Female- Late Sridevi (Mom)

· Best Actor in a leading role Male- Irrfan Khan (Hindi Medium)

· Best Music Direction – Amaal Mallik, Tanishk Bagchi & Akhil Sachdeva (Badrinath Ki Dulhania)

· Best Playback Singer Female- Meghna Mishra (Main Kaun Hoon – Secret Superstar)

· Best Playback singer Male- Arijit Singh (Hawayein – Jab Harry Met Sejal)

· Supporting Actor Female- Meher Vij (Secret Superstar)

· Supporting Actor Male – Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Mom)

· Best Lyrics – Manoj Muntashir (Mere Rashke Qamar – Baadshaho)

· Myntra Style Icon Award- Kriti Sanon

· Next IIFA give away winner – Arjun Kapoor

IIFA is dedicated to building bridges across cinemas, businesses, communities and nations, creating everyone’s dream: “One People. One World”. IIFA continues on its journey with strength to grow every year in the world of entertainment and building the outreach as a major event globally to bring positive results and impact.

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About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)

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 and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories. The alliances made via the platform of IIFA provide huge benefits and gain to India but an equally important objective of this prestigious brand is to create similar outcomes in its host country. The aim is to establish a system of mutual benefit to both India as well as the host destinations by boosting tourism, economic development, trade, culture, cross-border investments and film co-productions.

Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd promotes the IIFA Weekend & Awards globally each year and travel to new, exciting and beautiful destinations, taking the film fraternity with it to unite and celebrate the best of Indian film and culture, thereby taking Indian Cinema and India to a wider audience.

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ABOUT WIZCRAFT INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD.

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Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards & Weekend for 15 years in over 12 countries, Wizcraft has contributed towards brand building for India across the world. It has pioneered and developed India’s biggest entertainment brand IIFA which has taken Indian Cinema and culture to the world. The growth story of the company reflects the evolution of the Indian event management & entertainment industry itself. Driven by its vision “Believe in the power of your dreams” the company is committed to quality and innovation, while setting its sights on greater peaks of achievement.

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Karan Johar & Riteish Deshmukh to Host IIFA Awards 2018 in Bangkok!

BY ANUJ RADIA

The celebrities and razzmatazz return this Summer as the International Indian Film and Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards will return next month to Bangkok after a decade for its 19th edition.

IIFA 2018 awards promise not just Bollywood’s glitz and glamour but support to environmental causes and cinema memorabilia too.

The gala will be held June 22-24 at the Siam Niramit Theatre, which is adorned by Thailand’s heritage, art and culture and hosts the country’s most-popular theatre production.

Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA, are gearing up to put up a Bollywood entertainment show interspersed with cultural elements from Thailand.

Andre Timmins, one of the three forces behind Wizcraft International, told IANS: “We’re excited to go back to Bangkok. There are a lot of interesting things we are doing and we hope this edition becomes exciting for people to come and have fun.”

Lisbon and Paris were the other places they were considering for this year. “But we chose Bangkok because we felt it’s close by and this year we thought we will go somewhere close. And Bangkok is a place that has changed tremendously. There are more flights, hotels, restaurants and our industry loves Bangkok,” Timmins said.

The main awards gala on the last day will be hosted by the inimitable Riteish Deshmukh and Karan Johar, both known for their quick wit. Among the performers will be stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.

For Ranbir, returning to the IIFA stage would be special as he had won the Best Debutant Award at the 2008 Bangkok edition of the gala.”

The IIFA Rocks, a musical night which precedes the IIFA Awards ceremony night, will be co-hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan. Adding a unique charm to the event will be composer Pritam.

“Pritam is doing a very interesting piece using a lot of local Thailand musicians and instruments. He is putting together something very different,” Timmins said.

Apart from the visual spectacle they intend to offer, they IIFA has tied up UN Environment for the campaign “Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme for World Environment Day 2018. Dia Mirza, the UN Environment goodwill ambassador for India, will front this.

There will also be an IIFA-Ficci forum focusing on business-related elements.

Last year, Karan Johar’s “nepotism rocks” stunt on the stage sparked a controversy in Bollywood. Are they going to be more careful about the show’s script this time?

“We definitely are going to look at that. Every year is different, every year we use different scriptwriters and we will keep this in mind,” Timmins said with a laugh.

Stay tuned for further updates!

IIFA Returns To Bangkok After 10 Years !!!

The International Indian Film and Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards will next month return to Bangkok after a decade for its 19th edition, which promises not just Bollywood’s glitz and glamour but support to environmental causes and cinema memorabilia too.

The gala will be held June 22-24 at the Siam Niramit Theatre, which is adorned by Thailand’s heritage, art and culture and hosts the country’s most-popular theatre production.

Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA, are gearing up to put up a Bollywood entertainment show interspersed with cultural elements from Thailand.

Andre Timmins, one of the three forces behind Wizcraft International, told IANS:

“We’re excited to go back to Bangkok. There are a lot of interesting things we are doing and we hope this edition becomes exciting for people to come and have fun.”

Lisbon and Paris were the other places they were considering for this year.

“But we chose Bangkok because we felt it’s close by and this year we thought we will go somewhere close. And Bangkok is a place that has changed tremendously. There are more flights, hotels, restaurants and our industry loves Bangkok,” Timmins said.

The main awards gala on the last day will be hosted by the inimitable Riteish Deshmukh and Karan Johar, both known for their quick wit. Among the performers will be stars like Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.

For Ranbir, returning to the IIFA stage would be special as he had won the Best Debutant Award at the 2008 Bangkok edition of the gala.”

The IIFA Rocks, a musical night which precedes the IIFA Awards ceremony night, will be co-hosted by Ayushmann Khurrana and Katrik Aaryan. Adding a unique charm to the event will be composer Pritam.

“Pritam is doing a very interesting piece using a lot of local Thailand musicians and instruments. He is putting together something very different,” Timmins said.

Apart from the visual spectacle they intend to offer, they IIFA has tied up UN Environment for the campaign “Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme for World Environment Day 2018. Actress Dia Mirza, the UN Environment goodwill ambassador for India, will front this.

They have also partnered with Woosh Washing Expert to support the cause of equality at home – ‘Barabari Ghar Se Shuru’, which will raise awareness for women empowerment and gender equality.

Additionally, with an aim to preserve cinema heritage, this year IIFA Foundation will be collaborating with Osian’s auction house to showcase vintage cinema memorabilia at an exhibition event .

“Because we celebrate cinema, we would also like to do something towards saving Indian cinema, whether it’s archives, posters or showcasing our heritage through the years. We are doing an exhibition in collaboration with Osian’s,” said Timmins.

There will also be a IIFA-Ficci forum focusing on business-related elements.

Last year, Karan Johar’s “Nepotism rocks” stunt on the stage sparked a controversy in Bollywood. Are they going to be more careful about the show’s script this time?

“We definitely are going to look at that. Every year is different, every year we use different scriptwriters and we will keep this in mind,” Timmins said with a laugh.

Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor & Priyanka Chopra to perform at IIFA 2018?

Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra will be seen performing at the awards ceremony this year. Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff will also be seen performing at the awards event.

IIFA Awards will be organized in Bangkok this year. Stars galore will be attending the awards ceremony in June this year. Last year, Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar had entertained the audience at IIFA in the United States.

Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra will be seen performing at the awards ceremony this year. Disha Patani and Tiger Shroff will also be seen performing at the awards event.

Priyanka Chopra will start rehearsing for her act after she returns to India after attending the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Ranbir Kapoor was in the United States last year during IIFA but could not attend due to the shoot of his film, Sanju.

Shahid has hosted the show with Farhan Akhtar in 2016 and has performed at many IIFA events earlier.

Hrithik Roshan has given his confirmation about attending the event. Bipasha Basu, Dia Mirza, Anil Kapoor and Huma Qureshi will also be attending the awards gala in Bangkok.

Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan will be hosting IIFA Rocks and Riteish Deshmukh and Karan Johar will host the main awards event.

Varun Dhawan confirmed today that he will be performing at the awards ceremony. He hosted a segment with Saif Ali Khan and Karan Johar.

On the work front, Shahid is busy with Batti Gul Meter Chalu and has signed the remake of Arjun Reddy. Ranbir Kapoor has announced two new films after Sanju and Brahmastra– YRF’s Shamshera and Luv Ranjan’s next with Ajay Devgn.

Priyanka will begin the shoot of her next Bollywood film, Bharat with Salman Khan in July. Alia is currently busy with Brahmastra and Kalank.

 

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