The stage has been set for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA). Weekend and Awards in Tampa Bay, Florida. The US consulate Mumbai held a press conference today which included US Ambassador Peter Haas and other members of the film fraternity showing their support for the upcoming celebration.

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The 15th IIFA Weekend and the Tata Motors IIFA Awards will be held from the 23rd – 26th of April. Actors Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Bipasha Basu and music director Pritam were on hand to announce the details of the IIFA Weekend.

Bipasha Basu, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor during the IIFA Press Conference
Bipasha Basu, Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor during the IIFA Press Conference

The IIFA Awards will be hosted by Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar. The star studded event will have amazing performances by Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Bipasha Basu, Pritam and Vir Das.

Speaking on the IIFA Wekend and Awards, long time friend & supporter of IIFA, Actor, Anil Kapoor said “There is nothing as unique as Bollywood, and Tampa is in for a treat this year! The IIFAs are a great platform for us to showcase our work to the world. This April, IIFA will bring the magic of Indian Cinema to America.”

Saif Ali Khan commented saying, “It’s always amazing to give our Indian and international audience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness one of the finest celebrations of Indian culture and cinema. IIFA is really going to rock this year!”

Kareena Kapoor Khan also present at the event said, “There is a great pride when representing your country and the Indian film industry, and IIFA makes that possible for all us. I am excited to reach out to our fans and Indian Cinema aficionados in the USA and across the world. I’m sure IIFA 2014 is going to be a phenomenal success as it ventures into USA.”

One of the most-awaited award functions, IIFA surely promises to be a massive entertainer.

Check out all the pictures of IIFA Press Conference here:

Madhuri Dixit, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor during the IIFA Press Conference
Madhuri Dixit, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor during the IIFA Press Conference
Bipasha Basu during the IIFA Press Conference
Bipasha Basu during the IIFA Press Conference
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor during the IIFA Press Conference
Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor during the IIFA Press Conference
Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit during the IIFA Press Conference
Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit during the IIFA Press Conference
Saif Ali Khan during the IIFA Press Conference
Saif Ali Khan during the IIFA Press Conference
Anil Kapoor during the IIFA Press Conference
Anil Kapoor during the IIFA Press Conference
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra during the IIFA Press Conference
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra during the IIFA Press Conference

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