Ranbir Kapoor to debut on IIFA stage at 13th Jaypee IIFA Awards

~ Priyanka-Shahid upcoming starrer, Teri Meri Kahaani to have an IIFA showcase ~

Today, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) revealed that the youngest member of Hindi Cinema’s first family, Ranbir Kapoor will perform on stage for the first time at the Jaypee Group IIFA Awards this month. Joining the elite list of performers including IIFA choreographer, Prabhu Deva, Shahid Kapoor, Bipasha Basu and Sonakshi Sinha will be the gorgeous, Priyanka Chopra and Farhan Akhtar. As we draw closer to the 13th Jaypee Group IIFA Awards, the promising line-up of young talent is sure to leave audiences mesmerized, as Bollywood takes centre-stage from June 7th-9th in the Lion City of Singapore.

Ranbir is known for his performances in Rockstar, Anjana Anjani, Saawariya, Bachana Ae Haseeno etc… He will bring the Kapoor magic to the IIFA stage for all their fans in Singapore and a television audience of over 800 million worldwide on the 9th of June at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Ranbir Kapoor said, “This is the first time I’m performing at IIFA, this marks a special significance for me. I know that the expectations are huge and it is quite a challenge to matchPrabhu Deva’s moves but I’m going to work hard and I’m sure we are going to have a lot of fun as well.”

Mr. Manoj Gaur, Executive Chairman Jaypee Group said, “As a group that has been at the forefront of nation building through infrastructure development for over 5 decades, Jaypee takes immense pleasure in its association with IIFA, which is a world-renowned Indian cinema platform. Both IIFA and Jaypee are engaged in the task of strengthening the Indian nation and society, albeit through different means. Both being driven by a commitment to passion and excellence, IIFA and Jaypee are therefore a perfect fit and we look forward to a long and meaningful association.”

Teri Meri Kahaani actors, Priyanka Chopra and Shahid Kapoor along with Director, Kunal Kohli will also promote their film at the Videocon IIFA Weekend, with both stars headlining IIFA Rocks! followed by solo performances on the Jaypee IIFA Awards stage. Spanning three eras from 1910, 1960 and 2012, world media will get a sneak preview of Teri Meri Kahaani at the Weekend. Shahid Kapoor will also play co-host at the Awards this year, with director-actor, Farhan Akthar.

Performing at the Jaypee IIFA Awards, Priyanka Chopra said, “We are very happy to showcase our upcoming film, Teri Meri Kahaani at the IIFAs this year. I am honoured to perform for my fans in Singapore and look forward to the IIFA Weekend and Awards. See you in Singapore!”

Mr. Pradeep Dhoot, Director – Videocon Group said “Videocon & IIFA share a common vision to showcase India across the globe. Videocon is a household name and India’s No. 1 brand of Consumer Electronics & Home Appliances, driven by the philosophy of innovation & customer centricity is trusted by millions of customers to improve their quality of life, through its wide range of products and highly efficient customer service. Videocon is delighted to be associated with Videocon IIFA Weekend for the fourth year in a row.”

Speaking on the association, Mr. Rohit Nandan, IAS, CMD – Air India said, “Air India is proud to be the official travel partner of the 13th IIFA Awards which is also known as the Oscars of Bollywood, scheduled to be held in Singapore during June 7th-9, 2012. Our film industry actors are our cultural ambassadors and we, the national carrier, do take genuine pride in flying them to the Lion City of Singapore. We are also pleased to recall Air India’s first association with IIFA way back in 2000.”

Mr. Manish Sharma, Director – Marketing, Panasonic India said, “It has been a pleasure to be associated with the IIFA Awards, which has continuously recognized excellence in Indian Cinema. Panasonic with the corporate vision to be the No.1 Green Innovation Company worldwide in the electronics industry by 2018 is excited to support the cause for the 4th consecutive year now. Being the environment conscious brand we choose to further facilitate our focus of protecting the environment through the platform. IIFA Awards ‘Go Green’ theme provides the perfect space for endorsement of eco-friendly products and we are delighted to be part of the ‘Go Green’ mission this year.”

Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft Entertainment International said, “IIFA promises to create a magical experience for all our fans in Singapore and across the world. The Jaypee IIFA Awards 2012 will showcase stunning performances by the biggest stars from Indian cinema, a congregation of the most influential personalities from India and a unique tribute to a Hundred year of Indian cinema.”

A destination as colourful and warm as Indian Cinema itself, Singapore has been a popular location for filming and showcasing of Indian films. Along with IIFA, Singapore is set to celebrate its diversity and multi-culture palette. All eyes will be on Singapore this June. The entire film industry will congregate at the 13th IIFA Celebrations in Singapore from the 7th to the 9th of June, this year. In 2012, for the fourth year in succession, Videocon will present the Videocon IIFA Weekend and the Jaypee Group will present the Jaypee IIFA Awards.

The prestigious night of nights, the Jaypee IIFA Awards will be broadcast globally on Star Plus, for the 7th year running. The 13th Videocon IIFA Weekend and Jaypee IIFA Awards is supported by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB). Panasonic with its Eco Ideas initiative will continue to partner the IIFAs for its greening initiatives. “Incredible India’s” partnership will focus on exposing tourism opportunities that the country has to offer. Air India will partner with IIFA as the Official Airline Partner.

PVR Pictures is the associate sponsor of the IIFA World Premiere and Grey Goose is the presenting sponsor of IIFA Rocks. Air India will partner with IIFA as the Official Airline Partner. The Gitanjali Group, Gemfields and Aliva are Associate Sponsors of the Videocon IIFA Weekend.