AR Rahman, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to receive IIFA Award for Outstanding Contribution


MUMBAI: The 10th IIFA Awards will see Oscar winner AR Rahman and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan receive the special IIFA Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Indian in International Cinema at Macau on 13 June.

The IIFA Awards ceremony will see performances by Anoushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Lara Dutta and Riteish Deshmukh.

Designers like Rocky S, Manav Gangwani, Anamika Khanna, Farah Ali Khan and Hong Kong designer, Chris Chang will showcase their designs at IIFA Fashion Extravaganza on Day 2 of IIFA Weekend.

The Extravaganza will feature show stoppers like Hrithik and Suzanne Roshan for Farah Ali Khan and Sonam Kapoor for Anamika Khanna amongst others. The IIFA Fashion Extravaganza will be hosted by Zayed Khan and Sophie Choudhury. International singing sensation Peter Andre will perform at the IIFA Fashion Extravaganza held at The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel.

Wizcraft International Entertainment director Sabbas Joseph said, "The IIFA Foundation was initiated to support families of Indian film industry workers. We will host the IIFA Fashion Extravaganza to showcase the best of Indian and Chinese fashion, while contributing to a cause that we feel strongly about. The IIFA Fashion Extravaganza receives overwhelming support every year, and once again top designers have lined up to stand by this significant initiative. The  IIFA Awards ceremony at CotaiArena will be the grand finale of the weekend."

Idea Cellular chief marketing officer Pradeep Shrivastava added, "Idea IIFA Awards offer a unique platform to showcase the significance of mobile technology in the entertainment arena. Our relationship with IIFA will facilitate a unique experience for our customers by bringing them the IDEA IIFA Awards, for another 3 years. This year, we look forward to the IIFA Fashion Extravaganza that will set the tone for the glamorous Awards night."