In association with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the final night of the prestigious annual South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) drew to a close celebrating South Indian cinema across the Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam film industries under the theme of ‘Celebrating the Unity and Oneness of the South Indian Film Industries’. The star studded event was held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Now in its sixth year, SIIMA is the leading and most-viewed award show in the industry, recognising talent and excellence while taking South Indian Cinema across global horizons to create an engaging platform for South Indian actors to reach international fans. Previous editions have been held in Dubai, Sharjah, Malaysia and Singapore.
Hosted by renowned actors Sathish and Dhanya Balakrishna, the final evening of SIIMA 2017 featured special performances by Anu Sitara, Manjima Mohan, Nikki Galrani, Hansika Motwani, Mano, and Shriya Saran. In attendance were South Indian movie stars Rana Daggubati, R Madhavan, Rakul Preet, Nivin Pauly, Trisha, Nayanthara, Sivakarthikeyan, Lakshmi Manchu, Mohan Babu, Anirudh Ravichander and many more.
The final night of SIIMA was preceded by a special session with Bollywood superstars Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif for their movie Jagga Jasoos, hosted at the Dusit Thani, Abu Dhabi.