IndiaGlitz was the first to report yesterday about the last minute ‘boycott’ imposed by Shahrukh Khan camp on this year’s IIFA Awards in Dubai from June 14 – 17. As was reported earlier Shahrukh’s growing ‘differences’ with Bachchans is the primary reason for this decision. Wizcraft, the event management firm managing IIFA in a desperate effort yesterday made a request to ‘Jaaneman’ Producer Sajid Nadiadwala to let the star cast of Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta perform at the awards. Although, Nadiadwala had blocked the dates of the stars from June 10th, he accepted the plea.
So, the humungous Indian Diaspora in Dubai shall now have a sumptuous eye candy in the red hot trio of Salman, Akshay and Preity in place of Shahrukh, Kareena and Priyanka. Apparently Ritesh Sishwani, the producer of Don had the dates of Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor and somehow he didn’t want to let it go for the event. Shahrukh Khan isn’t required for this shoot but still he would be away to London for some ‘personal’ reasons.
Wizcraft has also clarified that Karan Johar will be very much a part of IIFA as he is releasing the music of Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna during the course of IIFA Weekend. It remains to be seen what excuse Farah Khan has for not attending the Dubai Dhamaal considering the entire cast of her husband Shirish Kunder’s ‘Jaaneman’ will be present there. Maybe Shahrukh should learn something from Salman in terms of professionalism. For even though Salman isn’t pleased with Abhishek’s amorous accounts shared with Aishwarya Rai, he is still willing to shake a leg at the event. Only for Big B!