Bollywood Oscars Facts and Figures

12 Number of years the annual International Indian Film Academy Awards have been held. Known as the Bollywood Oscars, the event, to be held in Toronto June 23-25, was begun in 2000 to celebrate Indian cinema.

20 The number of events that will take place in Brampton, Mississauga and Toronto, including fashion, music and cinema

850 guests are flying in from India, including business and political leaders and celebrities.

700 million viewers in 110 cities are expected to watch the awards program at the Rogers Centre.

25,000 audience members will watch them there live.

“There will be colour, there will be crowds, there will be mayhem,” said Noreen Khan, IIFA project head.

Source: The Globe and Mail

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