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New Delhi: The lights, cameras, stage and the stars are ready, just the action is about to begin! With the red carpet all set to be rolled out for a two-day celebration, beginning Thursday, of the Times Of India Film Awards (TOIFA) 2016, Bollywood fans can expect a grand affair studded with stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, the organizers said.

Popular names including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Kareena Kapoor Khan, and Ranveer Singh too will be seen raising the celebrity quotient at the second edition of the gala, which celebrates Hindi cinema on foreign shores. The first edition of TOIFA was successfully held in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2013; and after a long break, it’s back to enthrall fans.

 “It is going to be the biggest Bollywood event ever hosted in the Gulf region with performances and presence of some of the biggest Bollywood celebrities on one stage,” said Sameer Soni, director international business, The Times of India Group.
The 25,000-seater Dubai International Stadium, Dubai Sports City, will play host to the main TOIFA night on Friday, and will feature some of Hindi filmdom’s iconic stars and young guns on the red carpet, in the audience, and on the stage.
Lighting up the stage with their power-packed performances will also be Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Ranveer, Kareena and Yo Yo Honey Singh.

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Women In Film and TV Awards Honours Aishwarya Rai And Zoya Akhtar

WIFT has been established to honour the best female talent in Bollywood and Hollywood.

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Aishwarya to receive Meryl Streep Award for Excellence

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be honoured with the inaugural Meryl Streep Award for Excellence at the first Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India Awards.

The Miss World 1994, will receive the award on Saturday at the Hyatt Regency here, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachhan At The Cannes Festival. Flickr

WIFT India said that Aishwarya will receive the award for showcasing a ‘distinction in her craft and for expanding the role of women within the entertainment industry.’

Apart from Aishwarya, filmmaker Zoya Akhtar will receive the Wyler Award for Excellence in Direction, and “Dhadak” star Janhvi Kapoor will receive the WIFT Emerald Award.

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Zoya Akhtar. Bollywood Country

“The Wyler Award is so surreal for me as I grew up in Bombay (Mumbai), got a video player in the eighties and one of the first films I ever saw on it was Ben-Hur,” Akhtar said.

WIFT has been established to honour the best female talent in Bollywood and Hollywood. (IANS)

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