IIFA 20th Edition in Nepal isn’t Final: IIFA Management
Kathmandu – After wide spare controversy about IIFA award in Nepal, IIFA management committee has informed that Nepal hasn’t been finalized yet as IIFA 20th edition.
IIFA management said in the release of 5th July 2019, that several countries and picturesque destinations are in the consideration set. While there have been several unconfirmed stories coming from Nepal about the Himalayan nation being the chosen one, the IIFA management would like to confirm that while Nepal is one of the destinations being considered, no final decision has been taken so far.
IIFA team advised their fans, media, and stakeholders not to believe the rumors or statements about Nepal having been chosen as the destination for the next IIFA. IIFA respects the passion and wishes of its fans in Nepal and the country’s government and Tourism board, IIFA’s management team continues to deliberate, consider and weigh its options; IIFA fans are advised not to make any travel plans at this point.
Wiz Andre Timmins, Director Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA movement said, “Over the years, IIFA has established multiple tangible and intangible benefits along with tremendous positive impact for the host destinations including tourism increase, business& trade, short & long term economic impact, destination marketing and film shooting commitments to name a few. As a result of the positive achievements and results in previous destinations, countries bid for IIFA and we receive invitations to explore global cities for consideration every year. Nepal was just one of the countries bidding for IIFA in 2019 and IIFA had not yet confirmed Nepal as the host for our 20th Edition.”
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In additional he said that “IIFA is not responsible and has not been involved in any of the recent media activity relating to Nepal and does not endorse any event details provided. Any speculation being made by media has been as a result of Nepal Tourism board and Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) going ahead without due authority and permission to speak about our global brand-IIFA coming to Nepal on their own accord. This has been in spite of IIFA brand regulations barring them to speak publicly about the discussions until the bid submission made by them is reviewed, assessed and formally accepted by IIFA with legal contracts being exchanged. In lieu of the recent of events, since IIFA had not confirmed Nepal as the official host destination we will be taking a legal stance on this matter.”
IIFA as India’s biggest, most extravagant and spectacular global celebration of cinema, sees a conglomeration of Indian and international film stars, cinema fans, global media, respected business leaders and government dignitaries descend upon a new and exciting host destination every year to recognise, celebrate and enhance the film industry, create cultural exchange and conduct business & trade using the universal language of cinema and entertainment as a platform.
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