Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Technical and ground rehearsals for IIFA begin tomorrow

Sugathadasa stadium has become a brand new venue with IIFA. Two world class giant stadium chillers imported from America and Singapore installed at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium where the 11th International Indian Film (IIFA) awards will take place.

The IIFA awards ceremony will comprise high lighting. The prevailing air-conditioning capacity is 24 degrees and it should be reduced to 20 degrees and maintained for about five hours during the event.

According to the Events Coordinator and IIFA Logistics Manager Amesh Panawala the two chillers could supply required air-conditioning capacity.

He also said that 85 percent of the work is complete and the finishing touches are being put to the setup. The stage, the green carpet platform, marquees and media risers have been set up.

Approximately seven cameras will be installed while LED screens of all types have been imported from India and Germany and installed. Technical and ground rehearsals will begin tomorrow (02).

Media Center for National Security (MCNS) said all the measures to ensure security arrangements have been take to stage the Videocon IIFA Weekend and Micromax IIFA Awards.

According to MCNS some roads leading to the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium will be closed for a short period during the day of the main event to see that the Indian artistes and other delegates will have no problems reaching the venue. Special security forces have been allocated for the project. The security in the city will be of high standard.

Mandira Bedi, Chunky Pandey and Javed Jaffrey will host UNICEF’s ‘Cricket for Children’ charity cricket match at the Sinhalese Sports Club on June 4. Playing for the IIFA XI are Salman Khan, Dino Morea, Vinod Kambli, Kiran More and others while Sri Lankan cricketers Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralitharan, Mahela Jayawardena and others will support the cause.

IIFA XI team Captain Hrithik Roshan said he is looking forward to putting his best efforts to support ‘Cricket for Children’ and IIFA Hands for Humanity. The funds of the event will be donated to build the IIFA model village in Kilinochchi. Former child-soldiers will also be rehabilitated and educated.

Vivek Oberoi and Dia Mirza will host the trend-setting IIFA Foundation Fashion Extravaganza which is titled ‘IIFA Fashion Rocks’.


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