20th Homecoming Edition of NEXA IIFA Awards 2019, Date Revealed!

Business Events | September 7, 2019 | News

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A mélange of Indian Cinema, fashion, music, and dance, the global phenomena IIFA Celebrations: IIFA Rocks and NEXA IIFA Awards will be held in Mumbai on September 16th and 18th 2019 at Dome NSCI SVP Stadium. 

To reveal some upcoming details of IIFAs, Bollywood stars Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Madhuri Dixit were joined by notable dignitaries and partners at the official IIFA Press Conference in Mumbai at Sahara Star Hotel, Jade Ballroom, Ville Parle, Mumbai.  

The 20th edition of the IIFA Awards is presented by NEXA and would be broadcasted on Colors Viacom18 for the fifth consecutive year.

Woosh Washing Expert detergent for the third consecutive year would partner with IIFA to promote the cause of gender equality with the campaign “Barabari Ghar Se Shurru”; Tata Tea Gold is the Brand Partner, EaseMyTrip.com as the Travel Partner.

IIFA Rocks 2019, will feature the best of Music And Fashion, all on one stage with a musical extravaganza by Amit Trivedi, Salim–Sulaiman, Neha Kakkar, Jassi Gill, B Praak, Dhvani Bhanushali, Ranjit Barot, Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz and Tulsi Kumar. A fashion-filled soiree will be presented by highly acclaimed designers, Shantanu & Nikhil.

The grand finale of NEXA IIFA AWARDS 2019, hosted by Ayushman Khurana and Arjun Kapoor will witness performances by Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Vicky Kaushal, Madhuri Dixit, Katrina Kaif and Sara Ali Khan.

NEXA IIFA AWARDS presentation ceremony will also witness the felicitation of individuals who have made outstanding contributions to Indian cinema: the master of dance and choreography, Saroj Khan and the master of comedy, Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jafri, aka Jagdeep.

Addressing the media at the IIFA 2019 inaugural conference, Sabbas Joseph, Co-Founder, Director, Wizcraft International said, “IIFA is a global celebration with a purpose to bring people and cultures together. My business partners Wizzes Andre Timmins and Wizzes Viraf Sarkari join me in expressing our gratefulness to the multiple countries that have hosted the IIFAs over the last 19 years and the film industry for its commitment to the IIFA dream. After traveling across the world, we are delighted to celebrate the 20th edition of the IIFA journey in the home of Hindi Cinema, our very own Mumbai city.”

Shashank Srivastava, Executive Director, Marketing and Sales, Maruti Suzuki India said, “The automotive industry has moved beyond ‘Retail Experiences’. It is about privileges now. From innovations to hospitality, the entire journey has become more evolved and indulgent. And NEXA’s association with IIFA awards is a wonderful testament to that fact. We are happy to take our relationship with IIFA into its fifth year. We are inspired by the fact that our association brings us a step closer to our new-age customers who seek global experiences in their everyday lives. NEXA is as much about innovative technology, as it is about global design and sophisticated style. In just four years we have touched a million hearts and the newest member to embody NEXA's values is the all-new exclusive 6-seater, the XL6. This premium MPV is all set to charm you with its looks and charm you with its premium interiors, leaving you truly inspired.

Yogesh Jain, Director at Woosh Washing Expert, says, "We take immense pleasure and pride in announcing our partnership with IIFA for the 3rd consecutive year as a Cause Partner supporting the cause of “Barabari Ghar Se Shuru - Equality Begins At Home”.

Nina Elavia Jaipuria, Head – Hindi Mass Entertainment and Kids’ TV Network, Viacom18 said, “This is the 5th year of COLORS association with IIFA and it is a testament to our commitment of celebrating Indian cinema with our viewers all over the world. What makes this year special is that IIFA is returning to the home of Indian cinema, Mumbai to celebrate its 20th year! We are excited to bring the IIFA experience to the viewers of COLORS and COLORS Cineplex.”

Madhuri Dixit who’s going to perform at the main NEXA IIFA Awards Night, said, “IIFA truly is an inspiring platform, a global phenomenon with a massive fan following year after year that celebrates the brilliance of Indian Cinema worldwide. I am honored to be a part of 20th homecoming celebrations and I wish IIFA all the success as we mark the homecoming edition of the grandiose global event here in Mumbai.”

Speaking on the occasion, Salman Khan said, “It has always been a pleasure to be a part of IIFA & the Wizcraft family over the years. This year’s homecoming is exceptional and very close to my heart, I am excited to celebrate and contribute to the homecoming of Indian cinema’s mega celebration. Over the last 19 years, IIFA has not only given Indian Cinema an International platform but it has also provided a wonderful opportunity to connect with our fans internationally. It makes me particularly happy to perform at NEXA IIFA Awards in our very own Aamchi Mumbai – the birthplace of Indian cinema, this September.” 

Commenting on the occasion, Actor, Katrina Kaif, said, “IIFA is a great opportunity for the entire film fraternity to connect with their fans on both national and international platforms. I am personally very thrilled to perform at NEXA IIFA Awards 2019 and I look forward to having a great time at the 20th homecoming celebration of Indian Cinema, in Mumbai.”

Puneet Das, VP Marketing - Tea (India), Tata Global Beverages Ltd, said “Tata Tea Gold is proud to associate with IIFA as a brand partner on their 20th Anniversary as it is being hosted for the first time ever in India in the home of Hindi Cinema. IIFA is synonymous with Indian cinema and over the years has stood for the ‘Gold standard’ of celebrating Indian Cinematic achievements. Likewise, Tata Tea Gold stands for a ‘Gold standard’ in tea drinking experience with its rich taste and an irresistible aroma. Tata Tea Gold #DilKiSuno campaign invites consumers to buy a pack of Tata Tea Gold and win a chance to attend the exciting IIFA2019 awards event in person. This is a perfect opportunity for our consumers to witness the glitz and glamour and watch their favorite stars up, close and personal…. and we already seeing this excitement in the overwhelming responses we have been receiving so far. We wish IIFA a very happy 20th anniversary and many more to come.”

Andre Timmins, Co-Founder-Director- Wizcraft International, said, “With the excitement growing across the world, our 20th homecoming edition is all set to recreate the magic of IIFA in India, in the very heart of Bollywood. Mumbai is going to witness a global phenomenon as IIFA not only brings together the entire Indian film fraternity to celebrate Indian cinema but also continues its endeavor to embrace and preserve the art of cinema and celebrate the talent we have in the industry. It couldn’t have been possible, without the entire film industry who has helped and supported IIFA, keeping the magic of IIFA alive, telling our story to the world.”

Speaking on the occasion, Advocate Afroz Shah, Representing UN Environment Programme, United Nations Champion of Earth, Indian Of the Year CNN News18 Advocate Afroz Shah, Representing UN Environment Programme, United Nations Champion of Earth, Indian Of the Year CNN News18 said, “Our beaches, lake, ocean, and rivers have turned in to plastic graveyard. Plastic Pollution has impacted the ocean in an unprecedented manner attacking the marine species and their habitat. It is our apathy towards our fellow species. We must move from life of convenience to life of existence by giving up single-use plastic and adopting circular economy, Learning to co-exist with other species is the key. If they live - we live.”

Atul Bagai, Head, UN Environment Country Office, India said, “The Prime Minister’s announcement during August 15th, Independence Day speech, regarding Government’s stand against single-use plastic, clearly indicates the urgency needed in action from all us to fight this pollution.  This is a fight where each one of us can contribute collectively to bring about a substantive impact. Let us all join hands and have India lead the way in the global fight."

Adding to the excitement this year, IIFA has proudly announced THE IIFA 20 years Special Honours: 5 Special awards to celebrate the Winner among Winners from across the 19 IIFAs, the nominees for which would include all winners over the glorious 19-year journey. 

Further, The Nominations For NEXA IIFA Awards 2019 were revealed recently. ‘Andhadhun’ has amassed the highest number of nominations, 13 in total while ‘Padmaavat’ & ‘Raazi’ followed with 10 Nominations each.

IIFA Celebrations: IIFA Rocks and NEXA IIFA Awards will be held in Mumbai on September 16th and 18th 2019 at Dome NSCI SVP Stadium.

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