Ireland in race to host ‘Bollywood Oscars’

Ireland has emerged as a frontrunner to host the next ‘Bollywood Oscars’, which attracts a televised audience of 500 million and could inject funds into the flagging Irish film industry.

11th August, 2007

Ireland has emerged as a frontrunner to host the next ‘Bollywood Oscars’, which attracts a televised audience of 500 million and could inject funds into the flagging Irish film industry.

A delegation from the Indian International Film Academy Awards (IIFA), which oversees the awards ceremony, has twice visited Ireland and met government and tourism representatives.

The event was held in Yorkshire last month. Some 30,000 people visited the area for the four-day event, which...

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