Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra and US actor John Travota dance on stage at the Raymond James Stadium on the fourth and final day of the 15th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Tampa, Florida, April 26, 2014. AFP PHOTO JEWEL SAMAD
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The Indian film industry's top awards show sailed into the U.S. on Saturday with a pirate-themed opening musical number and celebrities ranging from "Slumdog Millionaire" star Anil Kapoor to John Travolta.Before a crowd of some 20,000, the International Indian Film Academy awards, informally known as the "Bollywood Oscars," were being held in the United States for the first time. Later, Anil Kapoor introduced Buckhorn, who thanked the crowd with "namaste".Before the show started, Travolta, Kevin Spacey and dozens of Indian film stars including Deepika Padukone walked past hordes of international media. The event has drawn the biggest Indian celebrities, including Padukone and Hrithik Roshan.
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