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27 February 2024

Bangkok hosts Indian film industry's biggest annual event


The Indian film industry's biggest annual event is being held in Bangkok with awards given to top bollywood actors and movies, and dazzling performances by Indian artists.

Kriti Sanon

The International Indian Film Academy Awards, considered India's equivalent to the Cannes Film Festival, has been held in different cities around the world since 2000.

Iulia Vantur

This year's three-day extravaganza, which began Friday, witnessed the star-studded presentation of awards to bollywood's outstanding films and performers of 2017.

Ayushmann Khurrana (L) Arjun Kapoor

The event draws on the power of bollywood to attract mainly Indian expats and film buffs.

Shraddha Kapoor

Rekha performs with other actors and actresses at the closing of the IIFA Awards of the 19th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) festival at the Siam Niramit Theatre in Bangkok. Photo: AFP