The International Indian Film Academy Award (IIFA) ceremony has been postponed due to coronavirus scare. It was scheduled to take place in Indore in the last week of March.
“#IIFA2020 postponed …With due regard to the growing concerns around the spread of the COVID-19 virus and keeping the health and safety of IIFA fans and the general community at large, after consulting the Madhya Pradesh government, the IIFA management and stakeholders from the film industry, it has been decided to postpone to a later date the much-awaited IIFA Weekend and Awards 2020 celebrations, which were originally scheduled at the end of March 2020,” a statement from the organisers read.
“IIFA is fully committed to ensure the safety of the citizens and legions of IIFA fans who travel from across the globe to attend and experience the magic of IIFA. We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused, and hope that all concerned understand the sensitivity of the situation,” the statement added.
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was supposed to host IIFA 2020.