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IIFA-rget it!

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(Apologies for being MIA it’s been a hectic work week!) But here’s the buzz from Macau this year. Turns out a lot of celebrities will NOT be attending this years International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards this year. Kareena Kapoor (after announcing that she was going to learn to belly dance from Shiamak Davar for her act) has now backed out. Instead, Bebo will accompany boyfriend Saif Ali Khan to England where they will attend the T20 World Cup matches. Farah Khan has her priorities all sorted out too. Her babies and family first, then her friends and then everybody else. Farah Khan will be given the Best Choreography award for ‘Desi Girl‘  (a track from Dostana) at IIFA this year but will not be there to receive it, instead she’ll be choreographing a song picturized on Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol for Karan Johar’s My Name is Khan.

Now this one’s particularly funny, Ranbir Kapoor had initially agreed to perform at the awards ceremony. But now is not too keen anymore. This sudden change of mind is being credited to his new look for Shimit Amin’s next  project Rocket Singh (really Rocket Singh?) Incidentally, if Ranbir had actually ended up performing, it would have been the first time he’d dance at an awards ceremony(looks like it will be a while before I see Ranbir groove to Bachna Ae Haseeno.)

And Forget about performing live, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar won’t even be attending the 10th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards night in Macau on June 13. The actor has kept aside the month for a family vacation, specially chalked out with his son. I’m told the finale might be performed by the Bachchans Amitabh, Aishwarya and Abhishek (they’ve had tons of practice because of the Unforgettable Tour anyway.) I also hear Shahid Kapoor is performing. Initially Priyanka Chopra was also to perform but now she is not. Bollywood actors Boman Irani and Riteish Deshmukh, who had the audience in splits with their humor at the awards last year in Bangkok, will play hosts to the cine event again and joining the two would be beauty queen-turned-actress Lara Dutta.

Meanwhile Amrita Rao will be seen in a whole new chic avatar At IIFA’09 promoting “Shortkut” walking the ramp with co-star Arshad Warsi as a part of the special IIFA Foundation Fashion Extravaganza followed by a rapid fire Q&A round with hosts Zayed Khan and Sophie Choudhary on centre stage. There will also a special media briefing for Shortkut on the following day. The film is directed by Neeraj Vora, produced by Anil Kapoor and screenplay by Anees Bazmee. Other star cast of Shortkut includes Akshay Khanna, Arshad Warsi and a special appearance by Sanjay Dutt and the producer Anil Kapoor himself in a cameo. Amrita will be seen wearing sleek and sexy Wendell Rodricks outfit complemented by elegant jewellery by Gitanjali Group for IIFA Foundation Fashion Extravaganza. She will also be seen sporting accessories and more from international brands of the likes of Christian Dior, FCUK, Aldo, Luxottica Group.

FYI her PR says “Her look for the IIFA will showcase 2C’s – color and comfort.” Hilarious. (And seriously I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried!)

Amrtia Rao

Amrtia Rao

Two days before the actual excitement begins, Amrita Rao says “My stint with IIFA started off in Singapore where I was awarded the “Face of the Year” Award. It is an event that is extremely close to my heart and extremely special for sentimental reasons. Macau is a unique amalgamation of Portugal and Chinese culture which I am quite fascinated by and looking forward to explore. This year besides mingling with the entire film fraternity, I will be giving undivided attention to my soon-to-be-released film, Shortkut. My fashion statement will express loads of ‘green carpet’ glamour for the night, but simple yet sexy dresses for the day.”

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Munna Bhai SP

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt’s new wardrobe could easily be mistaken as a costume donned for a scene for some flick or the other in his latest avatar as a socialist Samajwadi Party political candidate. Interestingly he chose to use a reference to his  side kick Circuit (played by Arshad Warsi in the much loved and legendary Munna Bhai MMBS series.)

“Aap sab humare Circuit hain…agar aap Circuit ki tarah saath denge to hi hum Munna Bhai ban payenge!*”

*All of you are my Circuit. When you all will extend support to me like Circuit then only can I become a Munna Bhai

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Amrita Arora’s White Wedding

Amrita Arora and Shakeel Ladak

Amrita Arora and Shakeel Ladak

Amrita Arora

Amrita Arora

Malaika Arora Khan and Kareena Kapoor

Malaika Arora Khan and Kareena Kapoor

Malika Arora

Malaika Arora

Karishma Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan

Karishma Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan

Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar

Katrina Kaif

Katrina Kaif

Gauri Khan

Gauri Khan

Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon

Actress Amrita Arora wed longtime boyfriend Shakeel Ladak in a lavish Catholic wedding at the Olive, Mumbai earlier this week. They even had a sangeet choreographed by Bollywood choreographer Farah Khan and hosted by Alvira Agnihotri (Salman Khan’s sister).

Amrita was dressed in an off-white vintage wedding gown designed by fashion designer Ashley Rebello, the actress will have her formal Nikaah today and then the couple will then proceed on their honeymoon.

The wedding was attended by Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra, Ness Wadia, Urmila Matondkar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Farhan Akhtar, Gul Panag, Karishma Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Kim Sharma, Amrita Arora, Shakeel Ladak, Raveena Tandon, Malaika Arora Khan, Salman Khan, Aftab Shivdasani, Aditi Govitrikar, Tusshar Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Suzanne Roshan Khan, Dino Morea, Neelam Kothari, Alvira Khan, Karan Johar, Sajid Khan and Arbaaz Khan. (Shah Rukh Khan, for obvious reasons, didn’t show up  Salman Khan was there) but Gauri Khan more than made up for his absence. Amrita’s Kambakht Ishq co-star Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle were also missing in action.

Amrita’s bridesmaid  and best friend Kareena Kapoor was the first to come and the last to leave. A little birdie tells me Saif was seen holding Kareena very close as if to say ‘Marry me right here, right now, Bebo’. Apparently Wardha and Karishma Kapoor almost didn’t make it to the wedding as the zippers of both their gowns came undone just as they were about to leave home. Fortunately, fresh zips and damage control allowed them to make it, unfortunately they missed they actual wedding.

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