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IIFA 2023: Everything You Need To Know About Bollywood’s Big Award Night


Abhishek, Rakul Preet, Nora and Vicky Kaushal at IIFA press convention. (Image courtesy: AFP)

Some of Bollywood’s largest stars will stroll the distinctive inexperienced carpet on Saturday because the UAE hosts the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, a showcase for the flagging Hindi-language movie industry. Salman Khan and Abhishek Bachchan are among the many A-listers in Abu Dhabi, capital of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates the place greater than a 3rd of the ten million inhabitants is Indian.

The stars will tread the inexperienced carpet – adopted in 2007 in a nod to local weather change – after a yr when Bollywood, Mumbai’s Hindi movie machine, has misfired post-pandemic.

The rise in streaming, competitors from different elements of India and a pattern away from Bollywood’s usually skinny plots have all contributed to maintaining cinemas quiet, specialists say.

However, Bollywood obtained a lift in March when viral dance quantity Naatu Naatu gained an Oscar for finest track, a primary for an Indian movie.

In January, famous person Shah Rukh Khan’s Pathaan smashed Indian box office information, in one other constructive signal for the industry.

The Gulf, with its tens of millions of South Asian residents and migrant employees, is a “enormous market” for Bollywood, mentioned industry skilled Akshaye Rathi, director of the Aashirvad Cinemas chain.

“These sorts of occasions do not overcome a disaster in a single day,” Rathi instructed AFP forward of the twenty third IIFA, the second version in a row to be held in Abu Dhabi.

“But occasion by occasion, event by event the viewers hold reminding the diaspora there, the locals there concerning the existence of this splendidly sturdy entertainment-producing fraternity.”

The fantasy-adventure movie Brahmastra: Part One – Shiva appears prone to choose up quite a few awards after being nominated in 10 classes together with course, finest supporting feminine and male, and finest unique story.

The comedy-horror Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Darlings, a darkish comedy, are each nominated for finest image, course and finest main actress.

“I’m blissful to know that IIFA is bought out utterly, thanks all,” Khan, a doyen of Indian cinema, mentioned in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

“I’m positive everybody’s acquired 4 or 5 tickets.”

Bollywood, recognized for its sturdy musical custom, is the world’s most prolific producer of movies.

The Hindi-language movie industry was value $2.5 billion in 2019. India additionally releases lots of of movies in its 21 different official languages, churning out about 1,600 every year.

Pandemic lockdowns despatched the industry right into a tailspin, with multiplex chains struggling main losses and dozens of small cinemas going bust.

The IIFA awards have been held at different venues all over the world together with London, Madrid, Johannesburg and Singapore, reflecting Bollywood’s large enchantment and the sprawling Indian diaspora.

“Bollywood is an important window for the world to Indian cultural traditions,” Sunjay Sudhir, India’s ambassador to the UAE, mentioned in Abu Dhabi.

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