Riteish Deshmukh and Boman Irani
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Backstage at the Bollywood Oscars

Stars from the world's largest cinema industry are in Canada for the biggest event in their calendar, the Indian International Film Academy Awards, better known as the Bollywood Oscars.

The organisers say over 20,000 tickets sold within 10 minutes of going on sale.

The main event takes place in Toronto's Rogers Stadium. The show's hosts, Riteish Deshmukh and Boman Irani, gave the BBC an backstage tour of the venue ahead of the big night.

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

  • 25 Jun 2011
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