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John Travolta to attend IIFA awards in Florida

Hollywood star John Travolta, of Saturday Night Fever and Grease fame, will attend the 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) weekend and awards in Tampa Bay, Florida starting Wednesday. He will also be honoured with the ‘Most Popular All time International star in India’ award.

The two-time Academy Award nominee and two-time Golden Globe winner’s presence at IIFA is symbolic of the coming together of the two distinctive film industries — Hollywood and Bollywood, said a statement issued by the event’s organisers on Monday.

Travolta will attend the event, which is making its US debut this year.

Travolta, 60, has seen stupendous success as an actor, singer and dancer. He has starred in hits such as Pulp Fiction, Swordfish, Face Off, Broken Arrow and Ladder 49.

The green carpet for IIFA will roll out in Tampa Bay on Wednesday and the culminating awards night will be held on Saturday.

Kevin Spacey will also attend the event as part of a Master Class Panel, where he will share the stage with Bollywood star Vidya Balan.