IIFA Awards 2013 to take place in Macau

The 14th International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) will be held in Macau from July 4 to July 6.  This is the second time that the event is being held in the city.  The three-day event will take off at The Venetian Macao resort.

“IIFA is a pioneering initiative that opens new doors and creates myriad opportunities for the film industry, taking it to new shores each year,” Abhishek Bachchan who is supporting the event as ‘Friend of IIFA’ said at an event in Gurgaon.  “I experienced the IIFA celebrations at the Venetian Macao in 2009 and it was a spectacular three-day celebration of Indian cinema. We trust that IIFA will plan their celebrations this year befitting the 100 years of our industry,” he added.

The nominations for the award were announced in April and director Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfi!’ leads the pack with 12!The three day fest, sponspored by electronics giant Videocon Group will see A-list Bollywood stars head to the island. Earlier editions of IIFA have been held in the UK, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Sri Lanka and North America.