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Bollywood ‘Oscars’ ceremony called off amid coronavirus fears
Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh greets photographers as he arrives to attend the 20th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony in Mumbai, India. (File photo AP)

Bollywood on Friday called off its Oscars night, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, because of the spreading coronavirus.

Organizers of the Indian industry's biggest awards ceremony said they had to postpone the three-day event in Indore starting March 27 because of the “sensitivity” of the mounting health crisis.

Bollywood's biggest names including Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif were due to attend the gala.

source: AFP