The first edition of the Arab Indo Bollywood Awards (AIBA) will be held on April 10, 2015 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The nominations will be selected from the 2014 Hindi films. The pre-selection jury committee comprising eight members has already reviewed the films that stand a chance to win. 25 awards will be given […]
The nominations will be selected from the 2014 Hindi films. The pre-selection jury committee comprising eight members has already reviewed the films that stand a chance to win. 25 awards will be given across three categories Main, Technical and Special Awards. The final nominations will be voted 50% by the jury and 50% by the people, which is processed, audited and supervised by Crowe Horwath. Except for the Special Award category; residents and fans can either cast their vote online (www.aibagulf.com) or at the ballot boxes, which will be kept at 100 UAE Exchange outlets in the UAE from 25th February, 2015.
Announcing the launch of the AIBA Abdullatif Alsayegh, Chairperson of AIBA said: The UAE has just won the bid for EXPO 2020 and now we will have the privilege of hosting the AIBA in our country. We want to show the world that we are not confined to only getting in the Guinness Book of records but also have the potential to showcase an event such as this. We feel so proud as a nation that we will create a space for ourselves in the world of entertainment. We feel so determined on this new artistic journey the impact it will have and how it will connect people and countries.
Tigmanshu Dhulia, Indian Director and Jury chairperson added: GCC brings in some of the best audience in the world as it brings in so much diversity and Indian cinema is favoured by most including Indians, Arabs and other Expats. We look forward to bringing these millions of fans closer to their favourite stars.
Producer and organiser of AIBA Habeeb Rahman, MD of Benchmark Media concluded: UAE has grown tremendously over the years and shown such potential to host world-class events. AIBA will celebrate Bollywoods style and glamour. It is about time that UAE offered its very own awards that will attract opportunities and collaborations into the country, foster local talent, bring best practices and bridge communities together. We are determined to make this event a success.
Celebrating the journey of Hindi Cinema on a global platform, the AIBA ceremony will feature a range of performances combining the best of Indian and international entertainment. The evening will also premiere few blockbuster movies and give fans an opportunity to see their favourite stars walk down the golden carpet.