Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to perform at IIFA Awards in Macau

MUMBAI: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will perform at the Idea IIFA Awards 2009 to be held at the Venetian  Macau.

The others performing at the event also include Sonam Kapoor who will be making her stage debut, while Kareena Kapoor will also put on a special performance.

The Idea IIFA Awards will be hosted by Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta and Boman Irani.

Aishwarya had earlier performed at IIFA 2005 in Amsterdam when she performed to Kajra Re and was joined by Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan.

Speaking on the choice for Macau as the host for IIFA Weekend 2009, Wizcrafts’ Sabbas Joseph said, "We feel it’s the Las Vegas of the East. In this the tenth year of IIFA’s existence we wanted either the US or China to be our venue. We chose China because we feel it could be a gateway for Indian cinema to the West. We also hope to end the deadlock between India and China over the exchange of cinema. We haven’t come away from one venue without opening up doors for the India film industry. We’re confident this would be the case in China.