James Bond, Hollywood's leading spy film series, cancelled the release of its upcoming 25th movie "No Time To Die" yesterday, fearing the outbreak of the 'Coronavirus', saying that the movie is now set to release on April 2020. Will be released in November instead.
Similarly, due to the precautionary measures taken by the Coronavirus, cinemas have been screened in cinemas around the world while people have been confined to their homes.
Not only has the movie been cancelled due to the Coronavirus, schools and universities have been closed in several countries, while public places and public transport have also been temporarily closed in some countries.
Similarly, Saudi Arabia has imposed a temporary ban on Umrah for the first time in history, while the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been instructed to complete Friday prayers within 10 minutes.
In Iran too, the Friday prayer gatherings have been temporarily banned, while stock markets around the world are hit hard.
And now the film award, which is considered one of the biggest film awards in India, claiming the world's largest film industry, was also cancelled due to Corona.
Yes, the annual award ceremony of the International Indian Film Festival Academy Awards (IIFA) was also cancelled due to fear of the Coronavirus.
The Indian newspaper 'Hindustan Times' reported in its report that the film awards administration cancelled the event because of the rapid spread of coronavirus in the country.
International Indian Film Academy Awards: With due regard to the growing concerns around the spread of the #COVID19 virus and, after consulting the Madhya Pradesh government, it has been decided to postpone the event (originally scheduled at the end of March) to a later date. pic.twitter.com/zNQWMmBKsu— ANI (@ANI) March 6, 2020
According to the report, the annual event of the IIFA Film Festival was to be held in Madhya Pradesh later this month, but it has been cancelled and no new date for the award ceremony has been announced yet.
The IIFA Awards Ceremony was to be held in Andover, Madhya Pradesh, from March 27 to 29 at the end of this month.
It is thought that the annual event of the IIFA Awards is likely to take place later this year, but it is premature to say anything in this regard.
IIFA Awards are considered as one of India's most prestigious and major film awards; after the film fair, IIFA is considered as one of the most prestigious private awards.