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Here Comes Bollywood!

Here Comes Bollywood!

TAMPA, Fla. (970 WFLA) - Tampa has hosted several Super Bowls.  NCAA playoffs.  And of course, The Republican National Convention.

Bollywood now joins the list.

More specifically, the International Indian Film Academy's annual awards event, known as the "Bollywood Oscars".

The announcement comes out of the asian country of Macau, where Tampa beat out other international cities to host the event to become the first U.S. city to do so.

It'll take place at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in July of 2014.

Previous cities to host the "Bollywood Oscars" boast of an $11 million dollar economic impact and 24,000 room nights.

Local leaders who traveled to Macau will return in time for a news conference scheduled for Monday.

 

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