CULTURE Bollywood 'Oscars' called off over coronavirus

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Bollywood 'Oscars' called off over coronavirus

AFP

17:28, March 06, 2020

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Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif (L) speaks next to actor Kartik Aaryan during the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) press Conference for the 21st Edition of NEXA IIFA Weekend & Awards 2020, in Mumbai on March 4, 2020. (Photo: AFP)

Bollywood on Friday called off its Oscars night, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, because of the spreading coronavirus.

Organisers of the Indian industry's biggest awards ceremony said they had to postpone the three-day event in Indore starting March 27 because of the "sensitivity" of the mounting health crisis.

Bollywood's biggest names including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif were due to attend the gala.

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