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Chitrangada Singh turns anchor for IIFA 2012

Press Trust of India
May 24, 2012 at 11:01am IST

New Delhi: Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh is all set to turn anchor for the first time by hosting an event for the upcoming International Indian Film Academy weekend. The 36-year-old actress will be co-hosting IIFA Rocks, a

musical and fashion event on the night before the awards ceremony, along with 'Vicky Donor' star Ayushmann Khurana.

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"This is the first time I am going to be anchoring a show. I have just met Ayushmann so we are still working on the chemistry. He has hosted many shows so he is going to take care of the slip-ups," said Chitrangada.

Chitrangada Singh turns anchor for IIFA 2012

The International Indian Film Academy Awards are being held at Singapore this time from June 7 to 9.

VJ-turned actor Ayushmann said, "This is going to be my first time at IIFA. I have hosted many shows before but IIFA is the biggest of all. I'm going to keep it spontaneous. I might also sing."

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IIFA Rocks this year will include performances by Mika Singh and composer duo Vishal-Shekhar. Singers Usha Uthup, Hariharan and composer Leslie Lewis are going to perform to celebrate Indian Cinema completing 100 years.

Sonu Sood starrer cop drama 'Maximum' will also be premiered at the IIFA Rocks. The film, directed by Kabeer Kaushik, also stars Neha Dhupia and Naseeruddin Shah. It is based on the police encounters in Mumbai.

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"Last year I got an award for Dabangg at IIFA and this year my film is being screened there. I have always wanted a big platform for 'Maximum' and I am grateful to IIFA for taking the film to a global audience," said Sonu.

The event will also have fashion show with designers Varun Bahl, Suneet Verma and Masaba putting their collections on display.

Verma's collection titled 'The Eternal Lightness of Being, to Love, to Hold, to Kiss' will be presented in association with Gitanjali Jewels, while Masaba has designed a special glamorous collection just for IIFA.

The IIFA weekend is being held at Singapore this time from June 7 to 9.

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