The 20th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards will be hosted for the first time in India next month. At the press conference of IIFA awards Thursday night, the organizers revealed that the event will be hosted in Mumbai on September 16 and 18 this year. On the sidelines of the event, Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif who was a part of the panel along with Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit exclusively spoke to Republic Media Network and expressed her excitement over the award show coming to India.
"I think it is wonderful that IIFA is coming to Mumbai for the first time. I am very excited about it. I think the kind of spectacle IIFA brings to the stage, to the night, is always a very memorable occasion," Katrina Kaif said.
"I think it is a wonderful chance for everybody in the industry to get together. You get to meet everyone for that night. It's gonna be a wonderful opportunity for everyone who doesn't get to be able to travel out of the country to come and be a part of IIFA show," the actress stated further.
Katrina Kaif also opened up about her much-anticipated dance performance, however, defied claims of him her sharing stage with Salman.
"I don't think that's happening this time but I am doing a very interesting activity," Katrina Kaif said.
Talking about the dance she said, "I am keeping the theme very Indian keeping with the celebration of IIFA coming home. I am really looking forward to doing something which is very different and hopefully memorable. I am really really excited."
Katrina Kaif further said that she is anticipating Madhuri Dixit's performance in the show.
The star-studded event will witness some stellar performances by a host of celebrities including Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif, Vicky Kaushal and newbie Sara Ali Khan.
This year's IIFA will also mark Vicky and Sara's debut at the most vibrant event of the film industry. Meanwhile, IIFA Rocks, which will feature the best of the Music and Fashion industry which will be hosted by Radhika Apte along with Ali Fazal with musical renditions from talented composers including Amit Trivedi, Salim-Sulaiman.
The gala will also have performances from singers like Neha Kakkar, Jassie Gill, B Praak, Dhvani Bhanushali, Ranjit Barot, Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz, and Tulsi Kumar. The announcements were made during a press conference held on Thursday where Bollywood superstars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Madhuri Dixit were joined by notable dignitaries and partners.
The prestigious award night will be broadcasted on Colors Viacom18 for the fifth consecutive year.
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