IIFA Awards 2015 held in Kuala Lumpur this year have set a new benchmark as far as presentation and absence of Bollywood stalwarts is concerned.
The night hosted by Bollywood Gunday Ranbir Singh and Arjun Kapoor was surely an epic one. Apart from all the jokes cracked by the two hosts, there were epic performances by superstars that blew everybody’s mind away!!
Beautiful stars like Deepika Padukone and Jacqueline Fernandes to all-time charmer Jackie Shroff added a lot of colour and persona to the event. This year’s IIFA was completely ruled by youngsters – right from the hosts to the performers.
But the absence of a few of B-Town superstars was quite felt. The Khans, the Bachchans as well as the Kapoors and the Johars were missing from action.
Of the Bachchans, Abhishek and Aishwarya were learnt to be busy with their respective shooting for Hera Pheri 3 and Jazbaa.
Besides the Bachchans, the Khans too didn’t attend the affair. Shahrukh Khan is busy shooting Rohit Shetty’s Dilwale in Bulgaria whereas Salman Khan had to skip it this year because of Bajrangi Bhaijaan promotions and even tweeted:
Missed IIFA this time in Malaysia . Will catch up tonight .
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 5, 2015
Aamir Khan, well we all know he never attends any award shows…And hosts Ranbir and Arjun took advantage of his absence and sent darts in his direction for his AIB comment by singing:
“Hume Maaf Karna, O Aamir Khan. Hum Kabhi Nahi Lenge Reema Lagoo or Farida Jalal Ka Naam”.
Kareena Kapoor Khan was holidaying in Maldives with husband Saif Ali Khan and his family, so they too skipped the IIFA.
One can understand why Ranbir Kapoor and girlfriend Katrina Kaif missed this year’s gala event. What else could be expected of him after two of his this year’s releases bombed at the box-office.
Other who failed to make it to IIFA included Maduri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Vidya Balan, Shilpa Shetty, Arjun Rampal, Kangana Ranaut, Sidharth Malhotra, Sunny Leone, and and and…..
In the absence of Madhuri Dixit, who would have been the obvious choice to present the IIFA tribute to Subhash Ghai, it was but considered appropriate to hand over the mantle to Shraddha Kapoor. And what a performance she gave: