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That's Shahid Kapoor.


That's Shahid Kapoor.



The AP's Tamara Lush:

The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London — and now, Tampa?

Starting Wednesday, hundreds of Indian film stars and thousands of Bollywood fans are expected to flood this city for the International Indian Film Academy's awards extravaganza, four days of song-and-dance performances and movie screenings. The event caps off with the awards ceremony Saturday.

Even though Tampa has hosted four Super Bowls and the 2012 Republican National Convention, its small Indian population makes it an unusual choice for the awards.

[Last modified: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:27am]


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