Filmmaker Karan Johar and Parineeti Chopra will host IIFA Rocks in Abu Dhabi

Filmmaker Karan Johar and actor Parineeti Chopra will host the IIFA Rocks at the 22nd annual awards, organizers announced on Wednesday. IIFA Rocks would take place at the Etihad Arena on May 20, the opening night of the IIFA Abu Dhabi weekend.

The event would see performances from Guru Randhawa, Honey Singh, famous “Pushpa” songwriter-singer Devi Sri Prasad, Tanishk Bagchi, Neha Kakkar and Dhvani Bhanushali.

Johar said he was delighted to host this year’s IIFA Rocks.

“IIFA is more than just an event, it’s a brand and platform where talent is bestowed through music, arts and culture along with fashion shows that make for an extravagant weekend,” the filmmaker said in a statement.

Chopra said it was an honor to be on the home team with Johar.

“IIFA has always been associated with bringing global fans closer to Bollywood and all of us. So being part of IIFA has always been special but this time it’s even more special because it’s happening in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and I’m super excited to be here and meet everyone,” the actor added.

The IIFA Awards will be hosted by superstar Salman Khan, Riteish Deshmukh and Maniesh Paul. It will also see performances from Ranveer Singh Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Varun Dhawan, Ananya Panday, Divya Khosla Kumar and Nora Fatehi.

The event will take place at the Etihad Arena, part of the Yas Bay waterfront on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi ) and Miral.


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