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Bollywood stars kick off film academy events

27 June 2011


Bollywood stars kick off film academy events

Some of Bollywood’s biggest stars gathered in Toronto on Thursday to kick off the 12th International Indian Film Academy weekend – held for the first time on North American soil.

A group of Bollywood dancers descended on Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York hotel to launch the three-day extravaganza of film, music and fashion that culminates Saturday in the academy’s awards ceremony, often described as the Indian Oscars.

“I am thrilled to be a part of yet another IIFA,” “Slumdog Millionaire” actor Anil Kapoor said at a press conference. “It is an event that I look forward to every single year, and I could not be happier that they have chosen Toronto as the host city for this year’s celebrations.”

IIFA organizers have taken the awards ceremony around the world in a bid to expose the genre to more audiences and open up trade markets.


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Via The Register Citizen

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