IIFA manages to pull off without many top Bollywood players

>> Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Despite the absence of many top Bollywood stars, the IIFA 2009(International Indian Film Academy) pulled off as a gala event amidst much glamour and glitter. It was a special event for the host Amitabh Bachchan as his wax statue from Madame Tassauds has been unveiled at this ceremony and was displayed there till June 13 after which it was sent back to London.

An overwhelmed Big B said, “I am very happy and I thank Madame Tussauds for considering me worthy of a wax statue. I hope many more from India fraternity join me in the museum.”

Daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai said, “The statue is nice but you can’t beat the original.”

The fashion extravaganza held at Venetian Hotel on June 12 was hosted by celebrity duo Zayed Khan and Sophie Choudhary, who appeared in Manav Gangwani creations. Many Bollywood stars walked the ramp showcasing creations by leading Indian designers Rocky S, Manav Gangwani, Anamika Khanna and Farah Ali Khan — along with a new collection by Hong Kong designer Chris Chang. Hrithik and wife Suzzane Roshan showcased the jewelary by Farah Ali Khan. Sonam Kapoor carried the stylish evening wear by Anamika Khanna with commendable poise. Bipasha Basu appeared in a creation by Rocky S, while Dia Mirza, Dino Morea and Madhavan modeled for Manav Gangwani, and Neil Nitin Mukesh and Mugdha Godse were show-stoppers for Siyaram. As an icing to the cake was the performance by international singing sensation Peter Andre.

The event also saw performance by the host family members Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan. Inspite of the absence of beau John Abraham, Bipasha Basu gave a dazzling performance. Nonetheless, IIFA, this year, missed many key players including SRK, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Preity Zinta, Ajay Devgan, and Rani Mukherji to list a few.


Genelia D’Souza and the micromini effect

Such was the effect of Genelia D’Souza’s micromini that the traffic got jammed and the photoshoot had to be cancelled at Bandstand Fort, Bandra, where the hot lady was supposed to shoot a sizzling intimate photoshoot with Shahid.

The photoshoot was supposed to start at 4pm but when Genelia emerged wearing a micromini, the crowd started gathering and slowly went on to grow beyond controllable numbers. Even the cops despaired over the numbers. The unit members even tried to cover up Genelia with a pair of jeans, but to no avail. Finally the cops told the unit to cancel the shoot.

Well, if Genelia steps out in a micromini, who wouldn’t love to catch a glimpse???


The Bachchan siblings in a never-before mood

The 7th anniversary issue of L-Officiel India is special in the sense that for the first time it brings the Royal and young brother and sister Bachchan to grace a magazine cover together. Talking about Abhishek Bachchan and Shweta Nanda (Bachchan), they adorn the cover of the fashion magazine in its latest issue all adorned in Louis Vuitton’s new collection.

Shweta is all praises for the shoot which was done in London and says, “I was more comfortable doing this shoot, than the first one (September 2006)”. For Abhishek too, the shoot was special as he goes on to say, “It was weird. We’ve done one or two photo shoots before when we were kids and that too, with our parents which was around 15-16 years ago!”

The issue is different in itself as it gives the usual spicy lovers story a skip and instead talks about the siblings love and adoration for each other. Abhishek, on his own admission, says “We’ve (Shweta and him) always grown up together, we’ve always been to the same schools, same college, we shared a room and everything… We can fight like cats and dogs, but we’re intensely protective of each other. And I know that there’s a great amount of love”. He also goes onto add, “When we were growing up, it was just the four of us (Big B, Jaya, Shweta and him) and we were very, very insular. We’ve always known that for the unique position that we were in, it was only the four of us who could understand that situation in totality. And because our parents are who they are, we’ve always trusted each other more than anybody else.”

Well, if you want to have a sneek-peak into what it feels like to be Bachchan kids, grab a copy for yourself before every single piece gets sold out!


Aishwarya with exceptional beauty on the cover of Verve India

Aishwarya is displaying exceptional beauty being on the cover of Verve India June 2009. Dressed in deep red costume, her eyes are saying all for her with glamour pose that she is in on the cover. She once again proved that she is a statement unto herself.


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