The 20th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards will be hosted for the first time in India, in our very own Mumbai city. The dates of the much-anticipated event has been finally been unveiled and fans and audiences are waiting with bated breathe for the 16th and the 18th of this month.
During the IIFA Press conference, in an exclusive interview with Republic TV, Katrina Kaif answered the burning question on whether she and Salman Khan will be performing together. Responding to it, she said, "No, I don't think it is happening this time. But I am performing a very interesting act this time and I am quite excited". Katrina then went on to speak about her association with the Award show and stated that it is quite a 'spectacle' that IIFA brings on stage, and the night and the performances make it a memorable one for her".
When asked about her performance, she said, "I can tell you that, I am keeping the theme very Indian given the fact that its the Homecoming edition and the rest of that you will have to come and see hopefully"
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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