Bollywood stars accumulate in Madrid for IIFA Awards

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Madrid: Bollywood celebrities collected in Madrid Saturday for a star-studded endowment uncover being hold in Spain for a initial time that will be watched by adult to 800 million people worldwide.

International Indian Film Awards (IIFA), that celebrates Bollywood, takes place in a opposite city outward of India each year in a wish of luring new audiences to a genre.

Historical epic Bajirao Mastani got a round rolling on Friday during a festive unison and conform show, scooping 9 out of 14 awards given out forward of Saturday’s shindig.

Sonakshi Sinha during IIFA. Image courtesy: Twitter/@IIFASonakshi Sinha during IIFA. Image courtesy: Twitter/@IIFA

Sonakshi Sinha during IIFA. Image courtesy: Twitter/@IIFA

Set in a 18th century, a film — featuring an all-star expel including Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh — picked adult a awards for choreography and best cinematography among others.

Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto, dressed in a distinguished blue sleeveless dress, also collected a special IIFA endowment for superb feat by an Indian actor in general cinema, receiving her honour from co-star Anil Kapoor.

“It is good to see so many Indians out here, it is so amazing,” she said.

Shilpa Shetty also took part, heading a yoga “masterclass”.

‘Open a arms’

The assembly was done adult mostly of Indians who live in Spain and elsewhere in Europe.

The throng cheered aloud when luminary co-host Karan Johar arm wrestled Salman Khan.

Khan, 50, is adult for best masculine actor on Saturday for his purpose in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, a biggest-grossing Bollywood film of 2015.

Tickets for a IIFA rite during a 5,000-seat association centre went on sale in May during a cost of 50-225 euros ($57-255), offered out in only 3 weeks.

Madrid city gymnasium was bright with a colours of a Indian dwindle on Friday night forward of a awards, that are approaching to move 15,000 additional visitors to a Spanish collateral and beget 15 million euros ($16.7 million) in revenue.

“We are really gratified to open a arms to such a low and appealing enlightenment as is Indian culture,” Madrid mayor Manuela Carmena pronounced during a endowment rite hold progressing this week.

The promote of a IIFA awards attracts approximately 800 million viewers worldwide.

Launched in 2000 during a Millennium Dome in London, other cities to have hosted a glitzy eventuality embody Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore and Toronto.