Yesterday the green carpet was out all over Tampa, Florida. Press Conferences, Meetings, Rock/Fashion Shows were being held at different locations in Tampa. Anupam Kher held a talk at the Tampa Theater for what has been called inspiring by those in attendance. He spoke on the 'The Bible of Acting' and coming off a stellar performance in the film 'Silver Linings Playbook' he is a good one to be talking to.
There is much going on here and not all of it has to do with the International Indian Film Academy Awards show. For instance, some 250 businessmen gathered to talk about how to improve relations between the United States and India. Some say they came away with some lucrative deals.
Now the high point of the day came last night with the IIFA Rocks event which included High Fashion and Rock and brought many out onto the green carpet. Stars like Anil Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor, Kainaat Arora, Sidharth Malhotra, and Sonakshi Sinha were being asked questions while walking down that bright green carpet.
The fashions of the show were traditional saris and lehenga cholis and the colors were dazzling. Some women went a little more casual salwar kameez an Indian pants suit with scarf and tunic. Oh yes, there were mini skirts and stilettos but it was the traditional clothing that was the hit of the show.
The evening was a hit with all who attended. The big show doesn't come until Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium. This is where the awards show will take place. The weather will be beautiful and the stars will be out literally.
Today will bring more classes at many locations and most of these are how and what it takes to be an actor in Indian films. The classes have been bringing good audiences and everyone who attends is coming away inspired.
Many from Hollywood will be in attendance Saturday night with such names as John Travolta, Kevin Spacey and Stephen Baldwin to just name a few. So if you have some time to spare come on down and enjoy the food, dance and entertainment because this is the place to be. Oh did I mention the beaches are looking very enticing and the nightlife is here for everyone to enjoy.