Salman Khan replaces Shahrukh Khan at the IIFA awards


The ongoing feud between Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan just got bigger. Shahrukh has declined an invitation for IIFA by the organizers of the event citing personal reasons. Insiders however claim that SRK is trying to get back at Bachchan who was chosen as the lead in two of Ram gopal Varma’s films while SRK’s film with Varma was scrapped. Shahrukh, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor were to perform at the IIFA event due to their popularity. Unfortunately after this incident, both the leading ladies, Kareena and Priyanka too will not be able to make it to the IIFA awards as they will be busy shooting for Don.
According to sources, the event managers of IIFA requested producer of Don, Ritesh Sidwani to give them a few dates of Kareena and Priyanka, but Sidwani did not want to part with the dates. Hence the organizers of IIFA had no choice, but to approach Sajid Nadiadwala who had the dates of trio Salman, Akshay and Preity Zinta for his film shooting Jaaneman. Sajid immediately understood and decided to accommodate the IIFA event; he agreed to give his stars’ dates for the event. Hence the performance of Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Kareena Kapoor will be replaced by Salman, Akshay and Preity.

However director of Wizcraft International Sabbas Joseph, who are organizing the event, said “People are reading too much into the absence of certain stars, the dates of Shahrukh, Priyanka and Kareena were blocked much before the IIFA event and hence they will not be able to perform. We did approach Sajid for his starcast dates' and he willingly obliged.” However he also clarifies that Karan Johar will be attending IIFA as he will be launching the music of his upcoming film Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna at the IIFA event.

Well Shahrukh, Priyanka and Kareena’s loss is Salman, Akshay and Preity’s gain. The show must go on, even though it may lead to a lot of stars egos being hurt. The IIFA is also set to dazzle with a new set of stars. So let’s wait and watch if they manage to capture hearts at Dubai which is the venue for IIFA this year.


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