Riteish Deshmukh to co-host TOIFA 2016

Dubai: Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh is all set to co-host the upcoming second edition of the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), to be held here on March 18.

TOIFA 2016 Dubai, presented by Gulf Air and Splash, will take place at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai Sports City.

The awards gala will witness performances by Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Yo Yo Honey Singh and many others.

The first edition of TOIFA was held in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2013.

The event will be promoted across India, Bahrain, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman and Britain, and fans are expected to travel from these countries into Dubai, creating tourism receipts over the weekend for the city.

To this end, TOIFA has already partnered with Thomas Cook in India and Dadabhai Travels in Bahrain as its travel partners.