- Posted April 28, 2014 by
Tampa Bay, Florida
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IIFA 2014 Bollywood awards Celebrated in Tampa
Bollywood IIFA , 15th International Indian Film Academy Awards, 2014 was celebrated this year in Tampa , FL , where all the famous bollywood stars arrived and performed in front of around 35000 crazy fans. IIFA event certainly helped Tampa to boost the tourism. I was fortunate to attend the event in the beautiful city and captured the moments of bollywood stars signing autographs to the crazy fans.Some of the fans waited for more than 10 hours in hot day to get a close glimpse of their favorite stars, and I was one of them..!!
Some of famous hollywood Personalities like Kevin Spacey , and John Travolta were also present and danced on Indian Dance tunes along with Bollywood Queen Priyanka Chopra and Rocking Bollywood Star Hrithik Roshan.
Thanks to Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn for taking this initiative and making this event possible. His speech mentioning that we made it possible when others were saying we cant do it, showed his confidence and made the whole Raymonds James Stadium full of cheers and applause.
Fans from all over the United States, and even from Neighboring countries attended this event. Flights were crowded and hotels were fully booked for the event. Most of the bars, restaurants and night clubs had put the indian flag outside their premises to attract bollywood fans.
This event will always be remembered by each and every bollywood fan who attended..!!
Here are few clips I manage to record of crowd maddness when their fav stars arrived for green carpet.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPgYS2sNJrg - Bollywood Actress Sridevi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5dsHIXhMMA - Bollywood Actress Madhuri Dixit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZZF_Y5TQTk- Superstar Hrithik Roshan