In promotion of the annual International Indian Film Academy weekend in Tampa next month, Bollywood star Vidya Balan was in Tampa Friday.
Balan, an Indian cinema star, is making four stops around the country to promote the IIFA weekend, which is making its American debut in Tampa from April 23-26. The event is expected to bring thousands to the Tampa Bay area.
Over the last 15 years, the IIFA weekend has grown into a days of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, business forums, fashion, music, entertainment and sporting events, all of which lead to the Tata Motors IIFA Awards, where Bollywood stars will be seen walking the green carpet.
Nearly 800 million people across the world are expected to watch the event.