However, by far, the most anticipated number promises to be the unique and unprecedented combo of dancing sensation Prabhudeva matching steps with screen siren Sridevi, in a one-of-a-kind dance-off.
With her stunning comeback in the highly acclaimed, box-office smash English Vinglish, Sridevi's return to stage also comes after a long hiatus. Last she performed at Filmfare Awards show back in 2007, the beautiful actress makes a highly anticipated return on the dais this year after a five year pause from performing in front of a live audience. Known as the 'born actress', Sridevi has also danced up a storm on screen in a career resplendent with memorable dance numbers, which makes millions of her global fans look forward to this show of shows.
Having given his first international performance at IIFA 2005 in Amsterdam. Abhishek Bachchan is bound to kick-start the show with his usual joie-de-vivre and peerless stage presence.
Young Deepika Padukone - a favourite of Sridevi herself - hits the stage fresh off the success of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani as she's set to showcase her scintillating moves to her recent hits, including Angrezi Beats, Tumhi Ho Bandho and Balam Pichkaari.
|Sridevi's last stage performance in 2007 at Filmfare|
Also performing at the IIFA Awards will be Indian actress and legendary dancer Madhuri Dixit. Known for her iconic moves and grace, she makes her IIFA debut this year.
IIFA 2013 will also see a host of prominent personalities attend including Shahrukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Vidya Balan, Anil Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Arjun Rampal, Shardha Kapoor, Dia Mirza, Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Huma Quereshi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Shabana Azmi, Aditya Roy Kapur, Javed Akhtar and Parineeti Chopra among others.
|Sridevi with Prabhu Devaa|
Tickets for the show vary from HKD/MOP 399 to HKD/MOP 2,799.
Available at all CotaiTicketing box offices and online at www.CotaiTicketing.com and www.iifa.com.
Snapshots of Sridevi on stage over the years: