Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor will perform live at the 10th IIFA awards ceremony to be held in China on June 11th 2009. Sonam Kapoor who made her big screen debut with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya is also gearing up for her debut stage performance at an awards ceremony.
More details of the IIFA Awards
All this adds to a lot of excitement around the IIFA which should also act as an “introduction of the hindi film industry” to China. So why China? “We feel it’s the Las Vegas of the East. In this the tenth year of its existence, we wanted either the US or China to be our venue. We chose China because we feel it could be a gateway for Bollywood to the China.” says Sabbas Joseph, director of IIFA.
The awards ceremony this year will be hosted by Lara Dutta, Riteish Deshmukh, Boman Irani; and will be aired on television, around a week after the actual event takes place in China.