The biggest Summer in Qatar program this year is reaching its culmination and to mark its end – the 8th South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) will be held in Qatar for the first time with over 200 celebrities from Indian cinema attending the two-day event on August 15 & 16.
Legendary actors Chiranjeevi and Mohanlal will be the guests of honor for the event, which will be held at the Lusail Indoor Arena, hosting close to 8,000 people. The two-day event is split into 4 languages; August 15 will host Kannada and Telegu and August 16 will host Malayalam and Tamil.
Some of the other celebrities attending the event are:
Malayalam: Prithviraj Sukumar, Tovino Thomas, Aishwarya Lekshmi, Saniya Ayappan, Vijay Yesudas and Sithara
Tamil: Anirudh, Dhanush, Trisha, Aishwarya Rajesh, Jayam Ravi, Kushboo Sundar, Sarath Kumar, Radhika Sharath Kumar, Mirchi Shiva
Telugu: Ram Charan, Vijay Devarakonda, Keerthi Suresh, Rajendra Prasad, Sudheer Babu, Prakash Raj, Niddhi Agerwal and Payal Rajput
Kannada: Yash, Rachitha Ram, Simran, Sonika Gowda, Sai Kumar, Advith Shetty, and Nidhi Subbaiah
Location: Lusail Indoor Arena
A plethora of stars is expected to perform during the award function. According to the organizers, the performers include Devi Sri Prasad, Shriya Saran, Raai Laxmi, Oviya, Andrea Jeremiah, Nikhila Vimal, Nidhhi Agerwal, Manvitha Harish, Shanvi Srivatsava, Ashika Ranganath, Sharmiela Mandre, Saniya Iyappan, and Anushree.
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“At QNTC we are pleased to see exciting cultural events such as SIIMA which offers family-friendly entertainment, a core tenet of Summer in Qatar. Our partners at Radio ONE FM have been instrumental in bringing first North and now South Indian cinema to audiences during the Qatar-India Year of Culture,” Mashal Shahbik from QNTC said at a press conference held today.
Now in its eighth year, SIIMA is the leading and most-viewed award show in the industry, recognizing talent and excellence while taking South Indian cinema across global horizons to create an engaging platform for South Indian actors to reach international fans.
“SIIMA is the Biggest Awards in India with Broadcast reach in over 120 countries and generating over 1.5 Billion Impressions on Social Media every year. This year about 600 guests will be traveling to Qatar and am sure all the celebrities and guests will enjoy the hospitality of Qatar,” Vishnu Induri, SIIMA Owner said during the press conference.