IIFA to honour Rajendra K Pachuari with Global Leadership Award

MUMBAI:International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will honour Nobel Prize laureate Dr Rajendra K Pachauri with IIFA Global Leadership Award at the FICCI-IIFA Global Business Forum.

FICCI IIFA Global Business Forum will be held with the objective to enhance the India-Thailand partnership. Heavyweights from Thailand and Indian business fraternity will attend the event and discuss the opportunities in investment, trade, infrastructure, real estate, gems and jewellery, among others.

The business forum will be addressed by Indian ambassador to Thailand Latha Reddy, FICCI SVP Harsh Pati Singhania, and other eminent panellists.

Ram Gopal Verma’s Sarkar Raj is set to premiere on the first day of the IIFA weekend.

This year the performances in the award function are designed to showcase four movies which will release in the year. The films include Love Story 2050, De Taali, The Mission Istanbul and Acid Factory.

Some of the big stars who will perform in the award function are Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Govinda, among others.

IIFA Fashion Extravaganza is set to take place over the two days and will be hosted by Karan Johar. The Fashion show will witness some of the high profile Indian designers presented by the film stars.

Wizcraft International Entertainment director Sabbas Joseph said, “IIFA promises to create a magical experience. From a serious business forum to glamorous performances and a spectacular IIFA Fashion Extravaganza, no stone has been left unturned in order to deliver the ultimate experience. We are committed to providing the best entertainment to our audiences and IIFA Bangkok will reinforce our vision of bringing people together at the grandest celebration of Indian cinema.”

Star Plus is the official telecast partner of the award function, to be telecast on 29 June. The channel has roped in Idea Cellular as the associate sponsor.

The IIFA Weekend 2008 is being held in association with Gitanjali with support from Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). The IIFA Premiere is powered by PVR and the venue partner is Major Cineplex, Bangkok. The IIFA Fashion Extravaganza is presented by Mufti and Audi, in association with Diamursa, Gitanjali Style Fest and co-sponsored by Alta Moda.

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