Attending International Indian Film Academy awards (IIFA) has always been special, says film director Kabir Khan, as his first Bollywood movie, 'New York', was shot here.
While talking to ANI, the ace screenwriter said, "IIFA is an exciting platform as it happens in different cities every year and this time it is New York."
"I have special memories with New York as my first film called 'New York' was shot here for 100 days. So, coming back to New York is always special," he added.
On work front, the 'Tubelight' director said that currently he is doing mini-series on Amazon Prime, based on the backdrop of azadi movement by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) between 1942 and 1945.
IIFA celebrates the achievements of Bollywood in different cities across the world, but this year it is being held at the iconic MetLife Stadium in New York from July 13-15.
The IIFA Rocks 2017 on day two will celebrate 25 years of Oscar and Grammy winner Rahman in the music industry and feature a special medley by the maestro along with musicians Diljit Dosanjh, Benny Dayal, Javed Ali, Neeti Mohan, Jonita Gandhi and Haricharan Seshadri.
Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Manish Paul will be hosting the event.
Besides Bollywood celebrities, several Hollywood stars have also been part of IIFA, including Angelina Jolie, action star Jackie Chan, Australian pop-star Kylie Minogue, British actor Colin Firth, Hollywood stars Hillary Swank, Kevin Spacey and John Travolta.