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IIFA set to rock Dubai from June 14 to 17

Written by: Staff
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Mumbai, June 13 (UNI) Apart from the film awards function and the world premiere of Jagmohan Mundhra's ''Provoked'' starring Aishwarya Rai, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) will host the music launch of Karan Johar's much awaited ''Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna'' and a sneak preview of ace actor Naseeruddin Shah's directorial debut ''Yun Hota to Kya Hota'' in Dubai between tomorrow and June 17.

Besides, a three-day film festival of top films in various Indian languages will be held. Some of the films to be screened include Tamil films 'Chandramukhi', 'Kannathil Muthamittal', 'Nayakan', 'Anniyan' and 'Autograph' and Malayalam films 'Rasathantram' and 'Kazhcha'. South Indian superstars Mammooty, Mohanlal, Kamal Haasan, Madhavan, Meera Jasmine and Simran are expected to attend the festival.

The other films to be screened are Marathi film 'Dombivali Fast' and Hindi movies 'Yahaan', 'No Entry', 'Iqbal', 'Hazaaron Khwahishen Aisi', 'Parineeta', 'Bluffmaster', 'Veer Zara', 'Let's Talk' and 'Mixed Doubles'.

Dubaiites will miss 'King Khan' Shah Rukh Khan in action as he has decided to take a holiday in London after completing the shooting of 'Don' in Malaysia. He had compered the last show at Amsterdam arriving at the venue in a horse-driven carriage and speaking in Surinamese, the language spoken by many Surinamese of Indian descent.

Aishwarya who was honoured by the Dutch last year naming the national flower 'Tulip' after her, will be in Dubai only for a day during the premiere of her film as she is in the midst of shooting for Mani Ratnam's 'Guru' in Chennai. Last year at Amsterdam, she had performed the 'Kajra Re' number from 'Bunty Aur Babli' along with the Bachchans on stage after the song became a rage.

A two-day FICCI-IIFA business forum will have captains of industry and media from both India and the Gulf deliberating on opportunities in their fields.

IIFA spokesman Sabbas Joseph said the institution has grown from 'One Amazing Night' to a glorious three-day weekend, which celebrates and hosts various events and activities. While committed to its objectives, IIFA also strives to reach out to various audiences and create platforms unique in nature, he added.

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