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Tampa to host free IIFA Watch Party

Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor (L) and Farhan Akhtar host the fourth and final day of the 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, April 26, 2014.AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor (L) and Farhan Akhtar host the fourth and final day of the 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, April 26, 2014.AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Didn't get enough of Bollywood when the International Indian Film Academy Awards were here in April? Or just want a chance to watch for yourself on TV? Tampa's got you covered. A free IIFA Watch Party will be hosted at 7:30 p.m. June 14 in the downtown Curtis Hixon Park, which saw thousands of fans pack in April 23 to kick off the IIFA weekend. The main awards ceremony at Raymond James Stadium ran some five to six hours long, but the watch party shows the edited-down three-hours-and-change version intended to air June 15 on Indian cable network Star Plus. Yes, that means Tampa has the chance to see the "Bollywood Oscars" first (again, that is), a day before it airs on the network locally available only to Verizon Fios and Dish TV subscribers for a fee. Plus the watch party has vendors and food trucks, something you can't get on TV. — Caitlin E. O'Conner, Times staff writer

Tampa to host free IIFA Watch Party 06/06/14 [Last modified: Friday, June 6, 2014 8:55pm]
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