Malaysia has been chosen as the destination for the 16th edition of the mega-weekend celebrations of the international Indian Film Academy (IIFA) all set to take place from 5th – 7th June, 2015. IIFA spokespersons along with Bollywood stars, Anil Kapoor and Bipasha Basu, were in Malaysia to officially announce Kuala Lumpur as the host city for the IIFA celebrations in 2015.
IIFA 2015 returns to the culturally diverse country of Malaysia after 13 years where fans and cinema enthusiasts from around the world can expect to see their favorite stars descend on Kuala Lumpur during the weekend and witness Indian cinema’s most celebrated international event unfold in their city.
Speaking about IIFA Awards to be held in Malaysia, Mr Manoharan Periasamy, Director,Tourism Malaysia, India, said, “We are glad to host IIFA awards in Malaysia once again. This year being a ‘Year of Festivals’ will bring double excitement for the tourists visiting Malaysia during the IIFA week with an exceptional experience, especially with the various pocket shows exhibited.”
Speaking about IIFA, longtime friend & supporter of IIFA, international actor, Anil Kapoor said, “As a member of the Indian Film fraternity and a friend of IIFA, I have been a personal witness to the growth of IIFA into an iconic platform for Indian cinema and culture globally. I am delighted to see IIFA return to the wonderful country of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is in for a spectacular weekend in June.”
Commenting on the occasion, Andre Timmins, Director – Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Said, “IIFA was here in Malaysia 13years ago and was overwhelmed by the beauty charm and the people of this country. The excitement and enthused fans saw the spectacular of IIFA then come alive in Genting Highlands. Now in 2015 we return with more celebrations, magic and the best of Indian cinema to Kuala Lumpur – the vibrant heart of Malaysia. This IIFA weekend is going to be action packed with music, fashion, and cinema and is all set to be attended by the Indian Film Industry.”