One of Bollywood’s biggest events was flagged off on Friday evening. Yes, we are talking about IIFA 2018. The first leg of the event began at 7 pm in Bangkok’s Siam Niramit Theatre. The evening kick started with the green carpet and the main event IIFA Rocks started 9 pm.
IIFA Rocks was hosted by Bollywood’s young guns Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan. A host of celebrities like Pritam Chakraborty, Nushrat Bharucha, Sreerama Chandra, Amit Mishra, Shalmali Kholgade, Antara Mitra, Nakash Aziz and Nikitha took the stage during IIFA Rocks. A segment of IIFA Rocks was also hosted by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh.
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Radhika Apte and Diana Penty sizzle on the ramp
Twitter launches IIFA emoji
"People come to Twitter to see what's happening in the entertainment world, from the best of films to award shows. The IIFA awards is a much awaited event of the year amongst the film fraternity and Bollywood fans. Twitter is delighted to partner with IIFA for the launch of a special emoji that will create a holistic experience for consumers on a global scale," Keya Madhvani, Head - Entertainment Partnerships, Twitter India, said in a statement.
Dia Mirza lauds IIFA
Dia Mirza wrote on Twitter: "Thank you @IIFA for joining the movement to #BeatPlasticPollution! As UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador it gives me great joy to join you here in #AmazingThailand to spread the message on the urgency to refuse #SingleUsePlastics 💚 @UNEnvironment"
Rekha on IIFA Awards
“Coming back to IIFA and performing on the grandest stage of all in the beautiful city of Bangkok feels ethereally wonderful. IIFA 2018 is going to be an unforgettable, magical and once-in-a-life time experience for Indian Cinema fans worldwide,” said Rekha.
Siddharth Kannan and Urvashi Rautela are ready for IIFA Rocks
Anil and Arjun Kapoor are ready for IIFA 2018
Mouni and Kartik to set the stage on fire
After Vaani Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor backed out from their performances, Mouni Roy and Kartik Aaryan will perfom at IIFA Rocks tonight.
Where to watch IIFA 2018
Fans will get a chance to watch all the 19th IIFA Awards action on TV in July. The ceremony will be broadcast on Colors TV and this year, the audience can also catch all the action online on Voot.
Bobby Deol and Urvashi Rautela attended the inauguration of the Osian's Cinematic Heritage Auction
Kartik Aaryan on IIFA Awards
“I am excited to debut as a host at IIFA Rocks this year. As an actor, you always want to be a part of something as big as IIFA, whether to perform or host. IIFA certainly gives you the biggest audience to entertain with your performance and I look forward to hosting a great show. Like every Bollywood fan, I too am looking forward to IIFA Bangkok," remarked Kartik Aaryan.
Ranbir Kapoor on IIFA Awards
Ranbir Kapoor, who will be seen next in Sanju, said, “IIFA Bangkok holds a very special place in my heart. I won the best debutante award at IIFA 2008 in Bangkok. The 19th edition of IIFA Weekend and Awards is going to be a great one and I am eager to connect with my fans and look forward to giving a power-packed performance.”
Karan Johar on IIFA Awards
“I was privileged to be at the Millennium Dome in London when the IIFAs were born and I’ve participated in the journey across the world. My father and I have been part of the IIFA Advisory Board and share the passion to take Indian cinema across the world. The impact of the IIFAs can be felt in the growth of distribution and film incentives in key markets around the globe. I wish the IIFAs well and more power to the organizing team of Wizcraft,” said Karan Johar in a statement.