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Abu Dhabi, UAE – May 15, 2023: The year’s big calendar event is less than two weeks away and unsurprisingly, expectations are sky-high. The International Indian Film Academy and Awards (IIFA) returns with its 23rd edition to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi for the second successive year. It will be hosted on May 26th and 27th, 2023, by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), and Miral, Abu Dhabi’s leading curator of immersive destinations and experiences. NEXA continues as the title sponsor for the seventh consecutive edition.

In anticipation of the magical evening of stars and glamour celebrating the best of Indian cinema in 2023, National Award-Winning actors Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan can’t wait to share their excitement about returning to Yas Island and fulfilling their hosting duties at this year’s IIFA Awards.

Speaking on the occasion, Vicky Kaushal said, “Finally, the countdown to IIFA has begun. My journey with IIFA has been tremendously exciting over the years and I can’t wait to be on stage and co-host IIFA Awards 2023!  YAS Island, here we come!”

Abhishek Bachchan added, “As we approach the biggest Indian celebration, I am very thrilled to return to the wonderful people of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. It will be an absolute pleasure and honour to entertain and meet fans from all over the world. Looking forward to hosting the IIFA Awards.

IIFA will be staged at the Etihad Arena, the Middle East’s largest state-of-the-art indoor entertainment venue, and a part of the picture-perfect Yas Bay Waterfront. Vicky Kaushal and Abhishek Bachchan will host the Awards, with live performances by some of Bollywood’s biggest stars, including Salman Khan, Varun Dhawan, Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nora Fatehi and Rakul Preet Singh.

In addition, Farah Khan is back again to regale with her famous, irrepressible wit at IIFA Rocks the night before with her co-host this year, actor Rajkummar Rao. Amit Trivedi, Badshah, Sunidhi Chauhan, Nuchelya, Mika and Sukhbir Singh will electrify the stage this year with their performances!

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