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John Travolta to attend IIFA Awards in Florida this week

MUMBAI: America is all set to witness the unique convergence of Hollywood and Indian Cinema as International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) rolls out its Green Carpet in Tampa Bay.

Actor John Travolta is set to make an appearance at the 15th Videocon D2H IIFA Weekend and Tata Motors IIFA Awards later this month. The actor will also receive a special honour at the Awards ceremony, being the ‘Most Popular All time International star in India’.

The superstar’s presence, IIFA notes, is symbolic to the coming together of the two distinctive film industries. Travolta will grace the extravaganza extending his support and appreciation of the Indian film industry and its spectacular influence world over.

Travolta has made movies like ‘Saturday Night Fever’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Grease’, ‘Swordfish’, ‘Face Off’ and ‘Broken Arrow’. The star has been nominated for the Academy Award twice and also nominated for seven Golden Globes. He went on to win two Golden Globes including one for his performance in ‘Get Shorty’.

The third day of the Videocon d2h IIFA Weekend will see the IIFA Magic of the Movies and Technical Awards. Held at The MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, it will be a night of music, dance and awards, with performances from Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Farhan Akthar, Pritam, Bipasha Basu and a special musical act by the Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The 26th night, the Tata Motors IIFA Awards will see performances by Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh, Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Siddharth Malhotra and Deepika Padukone among others. Tickets for both shows will be available at www.ticketmaster.com

The 15th IIFA Weekend & Awards will be celebrated in Tampa Bay, Florida from the 23-26 April 2014. This will be IIFA’s debut in the US.