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Behind the scenes at Bollywood's Oscars

The Indian International Film Academy Awards (IIFA), or the Bollywood Oscars, are taking place in North America for the first time this year.

The event has attracted at least 40,000 additional tourists to Toronto, and over 100 dancers from academies across the world have travelled to Canada to perform at the main awards ceremony.

The event is choreographed by Shiamak Davar, a world renowned performer and director, who has designed the IIFA Awards finale for the past 11 years.

For more IIFA coverage, go to the BBC Asian Network website.

  • 24 Jun 2011
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