IIFA to return to Mumbai this September; voting gets underway

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To mark the 20th edition of the biggest annual global celebration of Indian cinema, the International Indian Film Academy announced THE IIFA BIG 20 to honour the best among the winners over the glorious past 19 years.

Adding to the excitement of the highly awaited star-studded NEXA IIFA Awards, to be celebrated this September in Mumbai- The City of Dreams and home to Bollywood and its stars, IIFA announced five Special Awards to celebrate the Winner Among Winners, the nominees for which would include all winners over the last 19 years.

The IIFA Big 20 would highlight winners across five popular categories:

· Best Performance In A Leading Role (Female)
· Best Performance In A Leading Role (Male)
· Best Director
· Best Music Director
· Best Picture

Celebrating The Winner of the Winners, THE IIFA BIG 20 would be declared during the coveted NEXA IIFA Awards presentation ceremony. The winners would be decided by the fans through public voting. Click here to vote now.

Commenting on the occasion, Andre Timmins, Co-Founder-Director- Wizcraft International, said, “As we proudly celebrate two decades of IIFA’s magical journey this year, to mark this momentous occasion we are pleased to be bringing IIFA home to Mumbai, India. This gives us the opportunity to share the brand with the industry in its entirety and honour people who have supported IIFA over the past 20 years. To commemorate the talent and work of our IIFA winners over the years, this year we are looking to find the winner of all winners as voted for by the fans. We are excited to present 5 Special Awards, to honour the award winners of the past 19 years, in the top 5 categories; outstanding acting performances, direction, music and best picture.”

Mr. Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India said, “The automotive industry has moved beyond ‘Retail Experiences’. It is about privileges now. From innovations to hospitality, the entire journey has become more evolved and indulgent. And NEXA’s association with IIFA awards is a wonderful testament to that fact. We are happy to take our relationship with IIFA into its fifth year. We are inspired by the fact that our association brings us a step closer to our new age customers who seek global experiences in their everyday lives. NEXA is as much about innovative technology, as it is about global design and sophisticated style. In just four years we have touched a million hearts and the newest member to embody NEXA’s values is the all new exclusive 6-seater, the XL6. This premium MPV is all set to charm you with its looks and charm you with its premium interiors, leaving you truly inspired.”

As IIFA continues its legacy and journey of nearly two decades, its global fan following and audiences have played an instrumental role in helping find winners of the popular category awards over the years. In its 20th homecoming anniversary edition, IIFA has a special treat in store for its audiences. Superstar performances, with spectacular choreography and high quality production with never seen before technology would take centre stage and bring the celebration alive.

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