By Devansh Patel, Bollywood Hungama News Network
IIFA 2007 took place in the beautiful scenic country side location of the county Yorkshire in the U.K. The following year (2008) saw Bangkok host the prestigious event. However, the one question that everyone is asking right now is, "Which country or city will host the IIFA 2009?"
Until now, many of our celebrities and the media were speculating New York to host it. But it seems that IIFA might just not be traveling to the U.S. Since last few weeks, IIFA is too busy tackling the above important question and it looks like they have a lot of options to play around with in 2009.
So, if you are planning your summer holidays to some of the exotic European or Asian destinations, chances are that you may just bump into the Indian Film Industry's biggest stars.
Recently, the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Management was approached by the delegations from various European locales to come and celebrate their tenth year extravaganza in their city capitals. The Turkish delegation was led by their Prime Minister who was recently in India pitching for the IIFA Awards Weekend that will take course in June of 2009. The land of the Blue Mosque and the Bosporus Bridge may just be the locale that the Academy is looking to visit. But some other offers have come pouring in too, which is making IIFA's job even tougher. One of the many being Warsaw, who've also been vying for the prestigious weekend and the Polish capital may just witness a host of Indian celebrities come down to their city. Known for its castles and greenery, this romantic city put in its bid for IIFA looking at promoting the country in emerging markets.
One of the other prominent countries in the Fashion and Art of the world, Italy is a country drenched in culture, and history. From the Pantheon to the Colosseum, it may just be that all roads will lead to Rome come June 2009. Having said that, IIFA might also be seen going to their favourite 2007 country, the U.K, as the Welsh people from the Wales have also bid for the special weekend function. Looks like the Welsh dragon is already getting desperate after seeing the Yorkshire terrier taking away the IIFA glory in 2007. And finally, the last of the two cities who've bid for the IIFA Weekend is Shanghai and the Macau city of China, reviving the five decade old slogan, hindi chini bhai bhai.
With the onset of a decade of celebrations about to take place in just less than 5 months, one thing is for sure, the Indian Film Fraternity and the IIFA can look forward to a Eurasian Anniversary next year.