IIFA awards to be held in Singapore this year

IIFA awards to be held in Singapore this yearNew Delhi The 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend and Awards will be held in Singapore from June 7 to 9 this year. The City of Lions previously hosted the celebrations in 2004. Bollywood stars Anil Kapoor and Bipasha Basu were in Singapore to kick start the celebrations. The Bollywood extravaganza is being supported by the Singapore Tourism Board. "I am associated with IIFA for a few years now. The attempt is to make the awards the best every year. Being here it becomes easier to hold the awards as the government is supportive and systematic," Anil told PTI. "The people here are very enthusiastic about Indian cinema. They are looking forward to it. This year IIFA should be bigger and better," he added. Over the last 12 years, IIFA has travelled to China, Europe, the Middle East, Thailand, Sri Lanka and Canada.