The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced its 22nd edition of IIFA Weekend and Awards will now be held on May 20 and 21, 2022. The ceremony was originally scheduled for March.
In a statement, the IIFA said the dates have been postponed with due regard to the changing circumstances in the spread of the COVID-19 virus globally and keeping the health and safety of fans and the general community at large.
The official Twitter handle of IIFA shared the news and wrote, “The 22nd edition IIFA Weekend & Awards will now be taking place on 20 & 21 May 2022 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and believe us this is gonna be worth the wait!Star-struck #IIFA2022 #YasIsland #InAbuDhabi #CreateInspire @yasisland @VisitAbuDhabi (sic).”
“We at IIFA are responsible and committed to ensuring the safety of the citizens and multitudes of IIFA fans who travel from across the globe to attend and experience the magic of IIFA.
“We sincerely regret the inconvenience caused, and hope that all concerned understand the sensitivity of the situation,” the IIFA said in the statement.