Kevin Spacey surprised the IIFA audience with a cool dance to the beats of the popular ‘Lungi Dance’ track along with actress Deepika Padukone. He also later went down the stage and clicked a selfie with Farhan and Shahid they hosts for the event. He presented actress Deepika Padukone with the award for Entertainer of the Year. Spacey along with Stephen Baldwin and John Travolta, attending the event. He did talk about his dream role “A crazy Bollywood film director who forces the big star to do a big number they don’t want to do, but then it turns out to be great”. He also made sure to talk about his Web television series House of Cards, a hit in India.
Bollywood is the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; however, it is only a part of the large Indian film industry. Bollywood is one of the largest centers of film production in the world. Besides being popular among the India diaspora, such far off locations as Nigeria to Egypt to Senegal and to Russia generations of non-Indian fans have grown up with Bollywood during the years, bearing witness to the cross-cultural appeal of Indian movies.Over the last years of the twentieth century and beyond, Bollywood progressed in its popularity as it entered the consciousness of Western audiences and producers, with Western actors now actively seeking roles in Bollywood movies.
The International Indian Film Academy Awards (also known as the IIFA Awards) are a set of awards presented annually by the International Indian Film Academy to honor both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry. Instituted in 2000, the ceremony is held in different countries around the world every year.
Interview by Stephen Thompson, Ph.D.