The 21st edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, which was scheduled to be held here at the end of the month, has been postponed in light of the coronavirus scare.
The IIFA 2020, which attracts a large of Bollywood talents and movie fans from around the globe, was scheduled to be held from March 27 to 29 in Indore. An event was scheduled to be held in Bhopal too on March 21.
“With due regard to the growing concerns around the spread of COVID-19 virus and keeping the health and safety of IIFA’s fans and the general community at large, after consulting the Madhya Pradesh Government, the IIFA management and stakeholders from the film industry, it has been decided to postpone to later date the much-awaited weekend and awards 2020 celebrations,” said IIFA organizers in a statement.
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While the sale of tickets for 11,000 seats was scheduled to go live from today (March 6) on Book My Show, officials say fresh a fresh date and plan for hosting IIFA in the state will be announced at the earliest.
The IIFA awards were first presented in 2000 at The Millennium Dome in London, the United Kingdom and have since then been held at various international locations. It was only last year that the IIFA awards were held in Mumbai.
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