Kamal Haasan, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia Deshmukh, and Manish Malhotra to Be Honored at IIFA 2023

The prestigious IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Awards is set to honor renowned film personalities at its upcoming event held at Yas Islands in Abu Dhabi on May 26 and 27. This edition of IIFA will celebrate the outstanding achievements of Kamal Haasan, Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia Deshmukh, and Manish Malhotra.

Kamal Haasan, a legendary figure in Indian cinema, will be felicitated with the prestigious ‘Outstanding Achievement in Indian Cinema’ award. With a career spanning over several decades, Haasan has made significant contributions as both an actor and filmmaker, amassing four National Awards and leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia Deshmukh, known for their success in Bollywood, will be presented with the esteemed ‘Outstanding Achievement in Regional Cinema’ award. The couple has not only left a lasting impact in Hindi cinema but has also ventured into Marathi cinema as producers, backing critically acclaimed films such as Balak Palak, Lai Bhaari, and Mauli. Riteish also showcased his versatility as an actor in these projects.

Celebrated fashion designer Manish Malhotra will receive the ‘Outstanding Achievement in Fashion and Cinema’ award. With a career spanning 33 years, Malhotra has revolutionized costume design in Indian cinema and set numerous fashion trends on and off the screen. His eponymous label, Manish Malhotra, has become synonymous with glamour and style.

The star-studded event will also feature captivating live performances by Bollywood luminaries such as Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Rakul Preet Singh, and Nora Fatehi. The main awards will be hosted by Abhishek Bachchan and Vicky Kaushal, adding to the excitement of the evening.

IIFA Rocks, a segment of the event, will showcase performances by rapper Badshah, lyricist-composer Amit Trivedi, EDM producer Nucleya, and singers Sunidhi Chauhan and Sukhbir Singh. The hosting duties for IIFA Rocks will be handled by Farah Khan and Rajkummar Rao.

Sponsored by Maruti Suzuki NEXA and Sobha Realty, this year’s IIFA promises to deliver unforgettable experiences and celebrate the best in Indian cinema. The association between NEXA and IIFA signifies their shared vision of curating impeccable experiences that inspire and impress. With the event being held at the stunning Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, it aims to captivate the global audience and leave a lasting impact on new-age consumers seeking extraordinary moments.

As the anticipation builds, fans eagerly await the IIFA Awards 2023, where talent and creativity will be celebrated, and the industry’s finest will be honored for their outstanding contributions to Indian cinema.


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