'Bollywood Oscars' coming to Tampa - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports

'Bollywood Oscars' coming to Tampa

Posted: Updated:
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - The so-called 'Bollywood Oscars' are coming to the Bay area.

The International Indian Film Awards will make their American debut in Tampa this April.  On Tuesday, Indian film stars and directors joined Tampa mayor Bob Buckhorn in officially announcing the details of the 15th Annual IIFA Weekend & Awards celebration.

The event will be held for the first time on American soil, in Tampa, from April 24th through the 26th.

"We are happy to celebrate the Indian culture, to celebrate Indian dance, to celebrate the movie-making industry in India," said Mayor Buckhorn.  "This is an amazing opportunity for you to tell your story in America, and for us to tell our story to the world."

"I'm so happy that it's come to Tampa Bay," said Priyanka Chopra, an Indian film star.  "It gives me a really great excuse to come here and check out another city in my favorite state."

Tickets to the film festival are now on sale through Ticketmaster

The IIFA Awards will be making a three-city tour of the U.S., also stopping in New York and Los Angeles.

Get weather on the go! Download WeatherMax today. It’s FREE. http://8.wfla.com/1etbepy




  • NewsMore>>

  • SWAT team invades wrong house, Sarasota woman files lawsuit

    SWAT team invades wrong house, Sarasota woman files lawsuit

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:23:35 GMT
    Louise Goldsberry shows where she spotted the swat team before they entered her home Louise Goldsberry shows where she spotted the swat team before they entered her home
    In July 2013, Louise Goldsberry was washing dishes in her Sarasota apartment when she saw a camouflaged man with a large weapon outside her window.
    In July 2013, Louise Goldsberry was washing dishes in her Sarasota apartment when she saw a camouflaged man with a large weapon outside her window.
  • Pinellas Health Dept. warns of parasitic disease

    Pinellas Health Dept. warns of parasitic disease

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:12:18 GMT
    Wikimedia Commons photo credit Ukko.deWikimedia Commons photo credit Ukko.de
    The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is asking for the public's help to prevent the spread of Cryptosporidiosis, a disease that spreads easily in households, child-care settings and through swimming in contaminated water.
    The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is asking for the public's help to prevent the spread of Cryptosporidiosis, a disease that spreads easily in households, child-care settings and through swimming in contaminated water.
  • Florida's CFO: Insurance customers entitled to refunds

    Florida's CFO: Insurance customers entitled to refunds

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:37:47 GMT
    Consumers who bought insurance plans but could not use them in the early days of the Affordable Care Act rollout should be able to get a refund, Florida’s chief financial officer told News Channel 8. Some customers who signed up for plans and paid premiums didn’t initially receive ID cards or numbers from insurance company Florida Blue in early 2014.
    Consumers who bought insurance plans but could not use them in the early days of the Affordable Care Act rollout should be able to get a refund, Florida’s chief financial officer told News Channel 8. Some customers who signed up for plans and paid premiums didn’t initially receive ID cards or numbers from insurance company Florida Blue in early 2014.
  • Sign up for WFLA News Channel 8 Email Alerts

    * denotes required fields






    Thank you for signing up! You will receive a confirmation email shortly.
Powered by WorldNow

1336 Augusta West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909

Telephone: 706.722.6664
Email: talkback6@wjbf.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.