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06-24-2012, 10:18 AM #1
IIFA Awards 2012 Celebrate the Glory of Indian Cinema in SingaporeThe IIFA Awards 2012, one of the most awaited Indian movie award shows was held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium from 7th June to 9th June 2012.The who’s who of the Indian Film fraternity was welcomed with open arms to enjoy this entertainment extravaganza over the weekend.
The celebrations kickstarted with the presence of popular Bollywood celebrities like Dia Mirza, Arbaaz Khan, Parineeti Chopra, Arjan Bajwa Urmila Matondkar, Genelia D'souza, Sonu Sood, Vivek Oberoi, Salim-Suleiman and Shaan. Renowned filmmakers like Ramesh Sippy, Sujoy Ghosh, David Dhawan and Zoya Akhtar too attended the event.
First Day: Starring Naseeruddin Shah-Sonu Sood, Maximum was showcased at the Raffles City Convention Centre on day one of the three-day long celebrations. Dibakar Banerjee’s political-thriller “Shanghai” starring Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol and Kalki Koechlin was also showcased on the same day.
Second Day: Day two was devoted to the first excerpts of Dr. Kamal Hassan’s most-anticipated film “Vishwaroop.” It was followed by ‘Liv and Ingmar’, a film by Norwegian star, Liv Ullmann based on her life with Ingmar Bergman. This was the first time in the history of IIFA that an international film was screened exclusively for the Indian film fraternity.
Breath-taking performances by Vishal and Shekhar, Usha Uthup, Hariharan, Leslie Lewis and Mika made the night memorable. The star-studded event was full of music, dance, fashion and cinema. Show stoppers gracing the ramp for their favourite designers included Dia Mirza, Nargis Fakhri, Bipasha Basu, Aditi Rao Hydari, Zoa Morani, etc. All through the event, the charismatic duo of Ayushman Khurana and Chitrangada Singh kept the audience entertained as hosts. Electrifying performances by Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor, Neha Dhupia and Gauhar Khan marking the completion of day two were an icing on the cake!
Final Day:Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s much-anticipated sports film ‘Ferrari Ki Sawari’ starring Sharmaan Joshi, Boman Irani and Ritwik Sahore was screened on the last day. It looked like there was no stopping the movie mela as the Shahid- Priyanka starrer ‘Teri Meri Kahani’, Preity Zinta’s ‘Ishq in Paris’ and Sridevi’s comeback film ‘English Vinglish’ were also screened to a round of applauses on the final day.
It was finally time for the grand celebration – the 13th IIFA Awards as the IIFA Weekend concluded. IIFA’s signature Green Carpet was the place to be as our Bollywood celebs married fashion and grandeur. ) The Awards night witnessed action-packed performances by Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhu Deva. Choreographer- Actor-Director Prabhu Deva had choreographed all the performances. Shahid Kapoor with his boy-next-door looks and Farhan Akhtar with his uber-cool persona complimented each other as the hosts of the show.
Tune in to find out who won which awards at the IIFA Awards 2012, coming soon on STAR Plus.