Wizcraft, the organizers of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards, have denied reports that Shahrukh Khan may skip the awards ceremony here this week due to his knee injury.
“That’s not true. These are just rumours spread by the media. He is definitely coming. Don’t believe in these rumours,” a Wizcraft media representative told IANS here.
Apart from performing at the IIFA Awards, Shahrukh Khan will also join Vivek Oberoi at a red-carpet welcome by local South Asian cultural organizations at Sheraton Hotel Friday.
King Khan is one among the biggest Bollywood star gathering ever in North America.
As Canada’s biggest city braces for its biggest South Asian show, Bollywood stars have started streaming into Toronto. “Some of these stars are already here. Bobby Deol is definitely in town,” the Wizcraft representative said.
Zayed Khan, Dia Mirza, Sonu Sood, Vijay Singh Deol, Anil Kapoor and Shekhar Kapur are among those arriving Tuesday before the IIFA kick-off Thursday.
A major highlight of the IFFA Awards is that Jermaine Jackson, elder brother of Michael Jackson, will team up with Sonu Nigam to pay tributes to his brother and the late ‘King of Pop’.
This performance will be part of IIFA Rocks to be presented by The Bay (short for the Hudson Bay Company – the world’s longest surviving registered company) which is a famous fashion name in Canada.
To be hosted by Karan Johar and Anushka Sharma, IIFA Rocks will also feature performances by Neha Dhupia, Dia Mirza, Mallika Sherawat, the cast of Double Dhamaal, and Shankar-Eshaan-Loy.
This event will also feature collections from Indian designers Sabyasachi, Rajesh Pratap Singh and Vikram Phadnis.
The IIFA events will culminate in Floriana IIFA Green Carpet and Floriana Awards ceremonies at Toronto’s famous Rogers Centre June 25.