Bollywood Star Sridevi Wins Posthumous Prize At India Film Awards, Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor was honoured for her final role at India’s movie awards in Bangkok, winning the best actress prize at the colourful celebration of dance, music and film just months after her shock death.
India’s biggest stars descended on the Thai capital late Sunday for a riotous evening filled with glamour and stunning dance routines at the International Indian Film Academy’s (IIFA) annual awards ceremony, dubbed Bollywood’s Oscars.
Bollywood Star Sridevi Wins Posthumous Prize At India Film Awards
The IIFA always holds its awards ceremony outside of India to demonstrate Bollywood’s international appeal.
With an audience of more than 850 million, the IIFA Awards is India’s biggest media event and also one of the world’s most-watched annual entertainment shows. It will be broadcast worldwide on television on July 29.
“The fact that we are 1.2 billion people in India helps” boost the audience, said Sabbas Joseph, the event’s organiser, adding that viewing figures are also strong in the Middle East and in countries with large Indian communities.