IIFA 2014: Priyanka, Sonakshi, Hrithik woo Tampa Bay

The 15th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA 2014) weekend and awards got underway on Wednesday, April 23 at Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.

Bollywood stars, including Priyanka Chopra, Sonkashi Sinha and Saif Ali Khan, who are in America for the grand event have already started working on their commitments.

Actress turned singer Priyanka Chopra was seen making a grand entry looking sexy in a Tee and a jacket and denims for the IIFA Stomp.

‘Mr India’ star Anil Kapoor seemed to be having a blast on the stage. The actor posted a picture of himself at Tampa Bay with the caption that read, “The madness in Tampa begins!” While Vivek Oberoi the ‘Grand Masti’ actor was seen encouraging the crowd as he took up the mic on stage. “Madness at iifa stomp! Tampa ROCKS!!! Incredible energy and sooooo much loooove!,” the actor posted on Tweeter.

Priyanka Chopra, who was casual for her green carpet appearance, reportedly was seen interacting with young fans.

Sonakshi Sinha, ‘Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty’, actress got a warm welcome as she arrived at Tampa Bay on Tuesday, April 22. “Finally made it to Tampa Bay after a crazy 32 hours!!! Thank you for the love :),” the actress tweeted.

The present Nawab of Pataudi, Saif Ali Khan, was seen talking to a media person on the green carpet, while dancer Gauhar Khan appeared at the show looking pretty in a gorgeous bottle green floor length gown.

According to reports, the IIFA weekend started with a bang at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, with a raving Bolly Party, the IIFA Stomp! The welcome party to the biggest celebration of Indian cinema was open to the public. The IIFA STOMP celebrated Indian culture with special Bollywood music along with Bollywood dance, Indian cuisine and handicrafts. The music was magnificent and the dancers performed to the applause of a huge crowd.

Performances by popular Indian and local DJ’s such as DJ Clement, DJ Aman Nagpal and especially the killer DJ Ravi Drums got the crowd to going wild. The Bollywood stars then came up with Gulshan Grover taking over the stage. Anil Kapoor was seen getting his groove on and making the crowd scream and whistle, together with Vivek Oberoi who thrilled the audience.

The IIFA weekend at Tampa will end on Saturday, April 26 with the awards night.