The 19th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards is keeping the Internet very interested and here we are with the details of what is expected to go down this year. The IIFA awards 2018 will be held in Thailand from June 22 to 24, 2018. The performance-based show will take place in Thailand 's Siam Niramit. which is adorned by Thailand's heritage, art and culture and hosts the country's most-popular theatre production.The grand Bollywood night will feature performances by Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor, Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani and others.
The show will be hosted by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh. A special segment, IIFA Rocks, will be hosted by Kartik Aaryan and Ayushmann Khurrana.
"For Ranbir Kapoor, returning to the IIFA stage would be special as he had won the Best Debutant Award at the 2008 Bangkok edition of the gala", Andre Timmins, one of the three forces behind Wizcraft International, told IANS:
Apart from the visual spectacle they intend to offer, they IIFA has tied up UN Environment for the campaign "Beat Plastic Pollution", the theme for World Environment Day 2018. Actress Dia Mirza, the UN Environment goodwill ambassador for India, will front this.
They have also partnered with Woosh Washing Expert to support the cause of equality at home - ‘Barabari Ghar Se Shuru', which will raise awareness for women empowerment and gender equality.
Additionally, with an aim to preserve cinema heritage, this year IIFA Foundation will be collaborating with Osian's auction house to showcase vintage cinema memorabilia at an exhibition event .
"Because we celebrate cinema, we would also like to do something towards saving Indian cinema, whether it's archives, posters or showcasing our heritage through the years. We are doing an exhibition in collaboration with Osian's," said Timmins.
There will also be a IIFA-Ficci forum focusing on business-related elements.
Last year, Karan Johar's "Nepotism rocks" stunt on the stage sparked a controversy in Bollywood. Are they going to be more careful about the show's script this time?
"We definitely are going to look at that. Every year is different, every year we use different scriptwriters and we will keep this in mind," Timmins said with a laugh.