With all the buzz about the 10th Annual International Indian Film Academy Awards you would think that the best of B-town would be in attendance, but it looks like the event organizers have to deal with a bunch of no-shows. So who's not coming ? Shahrukh Khan was first in line to "call out" and it seems like many actors are following suit. Farah Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Akshay Kumar have also declined the invitation. Yikes! So what are their excuses?
Someone close to Akshay Kumar was quoted as saying that "a family vacation was planned well in advance to coincide with Akshay's son Aarav's school holidays. Akshay doesn't like leaving Aarav behind when he is out of the country. At the same time he doesn't want his son to miss school. So the annual holiday was planned well in advance. No power on earth, not even IIFA, is going to persuade Akshay to take even a small break from the holiday, let alone break his little boy's heart." Well although that sounds like a good enough reason it didn't stop event planners from trying to get Akki to the awards.
They reportedly offered to fly Akshay Kumar in and when he declined, they offered to let his entire family attend as well. Unfortunately for them he still said no.
Shahid Kapoor has had to change his plans of attending because his schedule has just gotten filled thanks to all the releases that he's got coming out this year. He said that "I was looking forward to performing at IIFA and showcasing 'Kaminey', however my commitment to my producer has to be honored and I regret being unable to attend this year."
Kareena Kapoor and Farah Khan are also not planning on showing up. Oh man, will the show still meet everyone's high expectations for it? Well at least we know that the Big B will be present ! Also the event is supposed to still have some great performances. Let us know you thoughts below.