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UK Television Premiere of IIFA Awards 2010, exclusively on STAR Plus

Press release July 6, 2010 Culture

Grand Performances by Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor & Bipasha Basu to air in the UK in July On Saturday 3rd July 2010, STAR Plus brings the UK the first of four installments of the prestigious IIFA Awards 2010. On 5th June 2010, Sri Lanka played host to the IIFA Awards as it stormed into its second decade of celebrations with a spectacular Awards night, hosted by the talented trio of Boman Irani, Riteish Deshmukh and Lara Dutta. Sri Lanka’s maiden child, Jacqueline Fernandez, set the tone for the evening by opening the show with entertainment and laughs, depicting her Sri Lankan roots with finesse in her scintillating performance, accompanied by a class act from the country’s best.

Hrithik enthralls at the IIFA awards 2010

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor sizzled to hit numbers from 2009 films including Love Aaj Kal and 3 Idiots respectively while Indian Cinema greats, Salman Khan, Govindaand Anil Kapoor, quite literally took audiences back, showcasing their trademark dance moves from their most prominent films to a stadium full of enthralled and hooting fans in Sri Lanka.

One of the most talked about sequences came from the unsuspecting Boman Irani, surprising everyone as he strummed the guitar, singing “Give me some sunshine.” Catch all the excitement as Bipasha Basu rode onto the IIFA stage on a motorbike and boy next door Vivek Oberoi captivated the crowd with his spellbinding performance, even taking away a special trophy.  

Never one to disappoint, Indian Cinema favourite Hrithik Roshan set hearts aflutter as he set to the stage to end the night with a nail biting act involving swords and an evocative array of costumes which even brought the nation’s heartthrob into song.

IIFA has grown bigger and better through the years and its entry into the second decade of IIFAmagic, celebrated with the many events during the IIFA Weekend in Colombo, was proof of its escalating global reach. The IIFA Weekend and the IIFA Awards 2010 were produced by Wizcraft International Entertainmentand the Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB).


To catch all of the action, tune into STAR Plus on the following dates:

  • IIFA Curtain Raiser with Omi Vaidya         Saturday 3rd July, 8.30pm Repeated: Sunday 4th July, 3.30pm
  • IIFA Weekend with the Stars                      Saturday 10th July, 5.00pm Repeated:Sunday 11th July, 3.30pm
  • IIFA Green Carpet                                        Sunday 18th July, 7.00pm Repeated: Friday 24th July, 2.00pm
  • IIFA Main Event                                            Sunday 18th July, 8.00pm Repeated: Friday 24th July, 3.00pm