For the first time in the IIFA history, Madrid could play host to the 17th International Indian Film Awards. IIFA, for years, has united Bollywood with its fans around the globe and it looks like Spain is looking to join the fun.
A recent press release from IIFA says, "Madrid, Spain, One Of The Strongest Bidders with serious government and royal support for The Country Of Host for the 17th International Indian Film Academy."
Andre Timmens, Director, Wizcraft Entertainment International told NDTV, "IIFA is highly coveted and in demand from various parts of the world including Abu Dhabi, Cardiff, LA, Toronto. This year too, IIFA is set to be another huge extravaganza in a great destination bringing along the glamour of the Bollywood industry, bolting tourism, business and film production."
Not so long ago Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara chose Spain as its major location for shoot. IIFA could make Spain Bollywood's preferred destination for shoot. If a picture says a thousand words, then we already know that Madrid is the place to be as far as IIFA goes. We WILL wait for the confirmation, though.