This year IIFA may be devoid of much star cast at show
This time 10th Annual International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) 2009 seems to pass away without any big Bollywood stars and glitter. According to news, many a big stars have declined to participate in the event on some pretext. Firstly, it was the Shahrukh Khan, who declined from participating, and then Farah Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Akshay Kumar expressed their inability to attend the show and declined invitations.
According a close relation to Akshay told, “A family vacation was planned well in advance to coincide with Akshay’s son Aarav’s school holidays. Akshay doesn’t like leaving Aarav behind when he is out of the country. At the same time he doesn’t want his son to miss school. So the annual holiday was planned well in advance. No power on earth, not even IIFA, is going to persuade Akshay to take even a small break from the holiday, let alone break his little boy’s heart.”
Shahid Kapoor has another reason to skip the event as he is over involved due to the releases scheduled ahead this year, he said, “I was looking forward to performing at IIFA and showcasing ‘Kaminey’, however my commitment to my producer has to be honored and I regret being unable to attend this year.”
Though IIFA organizers, anyway, do not need to worry about as BIG B is attending the ceremony and he is a great crowd puller in himself.