4-day Bollywood Oscars event in Tampa rescheduled for Spring due to weather and crowds

Published: December 15, 2013

Indian Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit Nene (C) performs at the 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award ceremony at The Venetian hotel in Macau on July 6, 2013. INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TAMPA, Fla. — The Bollywood Oscars will come to Tampa a little earlier than expected.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that organizers of the four-day awards gala that’s officially known as the International Indian Film Academy’s Weekend & Awards have decided to move up the event date from June to sometime in either March or April of 2014.

Crowds and weather are the reasons.

Demand for tickets has skyrocketed since July, when it was announced that Tampa would be the host city for the IIFA’s signature green carpet. It’s the first time the event has been held in the U.S.

Organizers anticipate at least 35,000 people will attend the main awards show, with a total of about 50,000 to 60,000 visitors in the area for concerts and other exhibits.

04:57ET 15-12-13

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