Backstage at the International Indian Film Academy awards, some of Bollywood's biggest names thanked their fans for the overwhelming enthusiasm and support shown around the GTA at award show events.
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Watch the backstage Canadian praise here.
The awards show was the culmination of a three-day event in Toronto, which aimed to expand Bollywood's global fanbase.
"For the first time in its 12-year history IIFA makes its North American debut and its biggest stars are you," Anil Kapoor, of Slumdog Millionaire fame, told the audience in a mix of English, Hindi and Punjabi.
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"Thank you, Ontario. Thank you so much for making us feel the warmth in Canada."
More than 200 filmmakers and actors descended on the city for the event which expected to draw 40,000 tourists to Ontario. It was the biggest turnout in IIFA history.Read More »from Bollywood actors praise fan reception in Toronto