IIFA 2009 goes to China

Mumbai, April 28 (IANS) After travelling to countries like Britain, South Africa, Singapore, Dubai and Thailand, the 10th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) is heading to Macau, China.

The three-day long weekend will be held at the Venetian Macao Resort Hotel at Macau starting June 11-13.

"2009 celebrates a decade of IIFA magic and promises to be yet another enthralling experience to be held at the Venetian Macao. It is an excellent choice for IIFA's celebrations and we are excited to bring its magic to that fabulous city," said Amitabh Bachchan, the IIFA brand ambassador.

For the 10th year celebrations, Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, the organisers of the event, are promising a whole set of surprises at the weekend to be sponsored by Videocon.

"We are proud of IIFA's progression over the last 10 years. It is heartening to see IIFA's achievements over the years and we are glad to see the event celebrating a decade of magic," said Sabbas Joseph, one of the directors of IIFA.

"Our viewership of IIFA has already crossed 600 million. Each of the host destinations have reported growth in tourism, film shootings in their region and growth in Indian investments," he added.

The IIFA Weekend is expected to attract more than 500 luminaries from the Indian film industry.

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