Shahrukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Karan Johar may not attend IIFA awards
After Ram gopal Varma shelved his film with Shahrukh and went ahead with his other two dream projects with Amitabh Bachchan as the lead, Shahrukh no doubt is upset about the entire situation. However rumours that are doing the rounds of bollywood claim that in an attempt to get back at Big B, Shahrukh will not be attending the prestigious IIFA awards in Dubai this June. Bachchan senior is the global ambassador for IIFA. It is also being said that a few of Shahrukh Khan’s close friends like Karan Johar, Priyanka Chopra and Farah Khan too will not attend IIFA.
The organizers of the show have sent the King Khan of bollywood an invitation to the prestigious IIFA event. Unfortunately Shahrukh politely declined the invitation stating that he had other prior commitments. He is currently shooting for Farhan Akhtar’s Don, but the shoot will wrap up next week. After that Shahrukh is going off on vacation with wife Gauri and his kids to London. But insiders claim this is a deliberate attempt by Shahrukh to openly display his displeasure at Amitabh. There have always been rumours that Shahrukh and Amitabh have never really gotten along. But a source claims that Shahrukh has utmost respect towards Amitabh and he gels well with Abhishek too, but unfortunately recently there have been some professional hassles amongst the two big stars of bollywood.
Farah Khan, choreographer, filmmaker and close friend of Shahrukh claims “I am not attending the award function because I will be busy with Sajidbhai’s film Jaaneman, which is also being directed by my husband Shirish Kunder.” Farah also confirmed that as far as she was aware Shahrukh too would not be able to make it for the event, she says “I think he will be holidaying with Gauri and his kids in London during the awards, so most likely he will have to skip the ceremony.” Farah also said that in all probability Karan Johar too would not be able to make it for the awards as he was busy with post-production work for his soon to be released film Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna. Well what happens to the promotion of Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna at IIFA remains to be seen?
According to some other sources another of Shahrukh Khan’s leading ladies; Priyanka Chopra who is currently working opposite him in the film Don will also not be present at the IIFA event. Sources claim that Priyanka is currently in a position where she needs to be in SRK’s good books. With so many big names missing from the IIFA event, will IIFA manage to dazzle without these celebrities. Well the show must go on and so the event organizers will perhaps still try and persuade these stars to make it. As a special act for IIFA, it is being said that the gorgeous Aishwarya Rai will walk down the ramp with beau Abhishek Bachchan; the organizers are definitely trying every trick in the book to make IIFA in Dubai a memorable affair.