January 23 2019
IIFA 2018 heads to Bangkok
25 May 2018

The 19th edition of the Nexa IIFA will be held at Bangkok on June 22-24 at Siam Niramit Theatre.

IIFA fever returns to Bangkok, Thailand, exactly after a decade as Bangkok gears up to host the awards show again this year. The last weekend of June will witness a mélange of glitz and glamour with Bollywood’s finest talent, global dignitaries, world media, fans and enthusiasts arriving at Thailand from across the globe.

Bollywood bigwigs Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Dia Mirza, Shahid Kapoor and Kartik Aaryan were joined by dignitaries at the official IIFA press conference in Delhi as they formally announced the venue for 2018.

NEXA IIFA Awards will take place at Bangkok’s entertainment scene, Siam Niramit, which hosts the country’s most-popular theatre production and a must-see show.


The line-up of hosts and performances were also revealed. Rising star Kartik Aaryan and singer/actor Ayushmann Khurrana will host IIFA Rocks 2018. The star-studded function will be hosted by Karan Johar and Riteish Deshmukh. Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor are all set to woo the audiences with their power-packed performances.

Andre Timmins, director, Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFAs said, “We are pleased to be taking IIFA back to Bangkok after 10 years. IIFA has grown over this decade and we are excited to celebrate the grandeur and excitement in Amazing Thailand. Vibrant Bangkok is the perfect host to welcome and embrace the spirit of Bollywood like no other and it’s a pleasure to see Thailand welcome IIFA with open arms for the second time. IIFA continues the endeavour to build bridges between countries, communities and cultures and increase businesses such as tourism, wedding and MICE among others for host destinations."

The 19th edition kick-started on April 27 where the IIFA voting weekend saw members of the Indian film industry vote for their peers.


Vidya Balan-starrer Tumhari Sulu is riding on a high with a maximum of seven nominations. The movie has been nominated under Best Picture, Best Direction and Best Story for Suresh Triveni, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Female) for Vidya, Performance in a Supporting Role (Female) for Neha Dhupia, Performance in a Supporting Role (Male) for Vijay Maurya and Best Music Direction. Newton comes a close second with five nominations.

Here are the nominations:

Best Picture

Tumhari Sulu

Bareilly Ki Barfi

Hindi Medium


Toilet - Ek Prem Katha

Best Actor in a leading role Male

Irrfan Khan for Hindi Medium

Ranbir Kapoor for Jagga Jasoos

Adil Hussain for Mukti Bhawan

Rajkummar Rao for Newton

Akshay Kumar for Toilet - Ek Prem Katha

Best Actor in a leading role Female

Sridevi for Mom

Vidya Balan for Tumhari Sulu

Alia Bhatt for Badrinath Ki Dulhania

Zaira Wasim for Secret Superstar

Bhumi Pednekar for Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Best Director

Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari for Bareilly Ki Barfi

Saket Chaudhary for Hindi Medium

Anurag Basu for Jagga Jasoos

Amit V Masurkar for Newton

Suresh Triveni for Tumhari Sulu



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