Friday, June 21, 2013

STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP FOR UPCOMING IIFA AWARDS 2013 IN MACAU- Johnson Thomas

STAR-STUDDED LINE-UP 
FOR UPCOMING IIFA AWARDS 2013 IN MACAU

Abhishek Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, Prabhudeva and Deepika Padukone
all set to take the stage at the 14th IIFA Awards at The Venetian Macao

Mumbai, 21st June, 2013: Today, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) revealed that Abhishek Bachchan,Deepika Padukone and Madhuri Dixit will all be performing on the IIFA stage this year. Also performing will be dance superstar Prabhudeva who will perform with Sridevi in a one-of-a-kind dance-off. As we draw closer to the 14thVideocon DDB IIFA Weekend, the promising line-up of performances for the IIFA Awards is sure to leave audiences mesmerized, as Indian Cinema takes centre-stage from July 4th – 6th at The Venetian Macao.

Abhishek Bachchan who has performed at several IIFAs in the past will also grace the IIFA stage, having given his first international performance at IIFA 2005 in Amsterdam.

Having seen phenomenal box-office success this year for her recent film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Deepika Padukone will showcase some of her signature moves from the recent hit songs in her most successful films including Angrezi BeatsTumhi Ho Bandho and her most recent Balam Pichkaari.

Also performing at the IIFA Awards will be one of Bollywood’s most iconic leading ladies, Madhuri Dixit. Known for her iconic dance moves, Madhuri is preparing to make her IIFA debut this year. The acclaimed actress who has been in the industry for almost three decades will perform to a montage of the most unforgettable songs of her career.

Speaking on her upcoming performance, Madhuri Dixit-Nene said, “I have never been to an IIFA before and I’m very excited to be making my performance debut on the IIFA stage. I think that it a great fit especially since we’re celebrating ‘100 years of Indian Cinema’. I am thrilled to perform for my fans from Hong Kong and Macau.”

With a focus on ‘100 years of Indian Cinema’ as the theme for this year’s celebration, Madhuri, who is an accomplished dancer, will recreate the magic of cinema as she takes the audience down memory lane with her most memorable numbers.
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Along with the impressive line-up of performances by the biggest stars in the Indian Film Industry, IIFA 2013 will also see a host of prominent personalities attend the prestigious Weekend including Shahrukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Vidya Balan, Anil Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Arjun Rampal, Shardha Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Huma Quereshi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shabana Azmi, Aditya Roy Kapur, Javed Akhtar and Parineeti Chopraamong others.

Tickets for the prestigious IIFA Awards are priced at HKD/MOP 399 (Bronze), HKD/MOP 599 (Silver), HKD/MOP 799 (Gold), HKD/MOP 1,599 (Platinum) and HKD/MOP 2,799 (Diamond) and will be available at all CotaiTicketing box offices* or can be booked online at www.CotaiTicketing.comor by phone at +853 2882 8818 (Macau) / +852 6333 6660 (HK) / 4001 206 618 (China), as well as on www.iifa.com.  The spectacular IIFA Awards will take place at The Venetian Macao’s CotaiArena on the 6th of July and will seat an audience of a near 7,000 fans.

Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International/ IIFA said, “This year’s IIFA celebrations are especially significant as we will be paying tribute to a ‘100 Years of Indian Cinema’. We have some incredible performances lined up from stalwarts of the film industry and it’s going to be a show you don’t want to miss.”

Known for its entertainment and metropolitan scene, Macau is an ideal choice for the IIFA 2013 celebrations.  Home to several of the world’s most sensational and glamorous hotels and integrated resorts, Macau offers a rich variety of experiences for the elite traveller with a penchant for the best, welcoming well over 100,000 visitors from India each year, with more than 150,000 visiting in 2012 alone.
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Instituted in 2000, this will be the 14th year of spreading the magic of Indian cinema across the world signifying the international success of the Indian Film Industry. The IIFA Celebrations unfold over a packed three-day Weekend and is held in different exotic locales each year. In 2013, IIFA returns to The Venetian Macao, the Official Host Destination Partner, a venue that will provide a sensational environment to celebrate Indian Cinema's achievements in a fittingly majestic manner.

The IIFA Weekend is presented by Videocon DDB and is supported by the Macau Government Tourist Office. Air India is the Official Airline Partner for the 14th edition of the IIFA celebrations. The IIFA Awards will be broadcast globally on Star Plus, for the 8th year running.




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About iifa (International Indian Film Academy)
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy. Also, the IIFA Awards is India's biggest media event. With a viewership of almost 600 million, it is among the world's most-watched annual entertainment events. From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last thirteen years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a cine-packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, global business forums and sporting events, all of which climax into the highlight of the Weekend, the IIFA Awards.


About The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel
Opened in 2007, The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel is Macao's first integrated resort featuring stunning replicas of the famous canals and architectural icons of Venice, Italy. The Venetian Macao features 3,000 suites, 1.2 million square feet (111,000 square metres) of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat CotaiArena™ designed for world-class sports events and electrifying entertainment. The Venetian Macao is also home to the unique, 1,800-seat luxury Venetian Theatre, hosting the best in international and Chinese entertainment; more than 30 renowned restaurants; MALO CLINIC Health & Wellness; the incredibly fun QUBE indoor playground and more than 300 retailers at Shoppes Grand Canal. Outdoor recreation areas include swimming pools and cabanas and a mini-golf course.

For more information, please visit www.venetianmacao.com.


About Cotai Strip Resorts Macao – Macao’s Integrated Resort City
Sands China Ltd. is the leading developer, owner and operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The befittingly named Cotai Strip Resorts Macao, situated on reclaimed land between the islands of Coloane and Taipa, is the one destination that provides a stunning array of experiences at the heart of Cotai. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao has transformed Cotai into an integrated resort city and international hub for business and leisure travellers.

Pulsating with life, both night and day, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao features an expansive offering of affordable luxury available nowhere else in Macao, with approximately 9,000 hotel rooms and suites, international superstar live entertainment, duty-free shopping with 600 retailers offering an unparalleled array of name brands, 1.3 million square feet (120,000 square metres) of meeting and exhibition space for Asia’s leading conferences and exhibitions, transportation offerings and well over 100 dining options, including international restaurants, bars and lounges. Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is a must-see destination providing every guest with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled excitement.

Comprised of the The Venetian® Macao-Resort-Hotel; The Plaza™ Macao, featuring the Four Seasons Hotel Macao; and Sands® Cotai Central, featuring the world’s largest Conrad, Sheraton, and Holiday Inn hotels, Cotai Strip Resorts Macao is where Asia’s ultimate destination is all within reach.

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About Star India
STAR India has defined India's broadcast media for the last two decades and is today one of the leading, pan India, media and entertainment conglomerates.

The STAR India network comprises of close to forty channels in eight languages received by more than 400 million viewers every week across India and 100 other countries. Its channel portfolio includes Star Gold, Channel [V], Star Jalsha, Star Pravah, Star World, Star Movies, Star Utsav, Life OK, Movies OK and Star Plus, India's No. 1, General Entertainment Channel. STAR India has a leading presence in regional broadcasting as well through a bouquet of joint venture channels i.e., Asianet channels and Star Vijay.

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