MUMBAI: The 13th IIFA Weekend and Awards will be held in Singapore
from 7 to 9 June. Having left an indelible footprint in China, Europe,
the Middle East, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Canada over the last 12
years, the Videocon IIFA Weekend 2012 is gearing up for three days of
action-packed celebrations in the Lion City.
Presented by Videocon Industries and Wizcraft International
Entertainment, the event is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board.
The programme has been charted as under: June 7 - IIFA World
Premiere: Lido Cinemas, Shaw Theatre; June 8 - IIFA Rocks; and June 9
- IIFA Awards, Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Over the years, IIFA has emerged as the most prestigious platform
recognising excellence in the Indian film industry. Year on year, the
biggest names of Indian cinema congregate at the IIFA Weekend and
Awards to celebrate the best contribution made to the world of films
in the previous year. IIFA is a global platform that gives the Indian
film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international
territories. It also establishes a symbiotic relationship between
India and the host country in areas such as tourism, culture and
Observed Anil Kapoor, "With the promise of bringing the best and the
biggest of events to its viewers in a manner that's unique and
entertaining, the IIFA Weekend and Awards have today become an iconic
platform that the world respects. It has been my pleasure to be
associated with IIFA for over a decade and once again, on behalf of
IIFA and the Indian film industry, we commit to give our audience in
Singapore the opportunity to witness one of the finest celebrations of
culture and cinema ever held."
After its successful staging in 2004, IIFA is to return for the second
time to the island nation making it only the third nation to host the
IIFA celebrations twice. IIFA 2004 witnessed a contingent of over 450
stars, celebrities, cricketers, industrialists and government leaders
over the festive weekend.
Said Wizcraft International Entertainment Director Wiz Sabbas Joseph, "Our focus is to showcase the best of Indian cinema to the world. With
the unparalleled success of IIFA Singapore in 2004 we are back here to
relive the magic. We have only just opened the Wizcraft Event
Management operations in Singapore and are delighted to showcase our
most prestigious creation, IIFA once again in Singapore. We hope that
the IIFAs help bring India and Singapore closer together."
Singapore has been a popular location for filming and the screening of