The fans were screaming, the media running and the celebrities dancing — yes, it was the 2011 International Indian Film Academy Awards that brought Bombay and Bollywood to the streets of Toronto for a decidedly spicy IIFA weekend full of film, fashion and masala-style fun. Keep reading to find out which stars came, which films won big and why the 12th annual IIFA awards weekend was a memorable Canadian affair.
Confirming Bollywood celebrity appearances is about as easy as getting through Bombay’s glutted traffic, so it’s no surprise that there was a lot of confusion, debate and disappointment surrounding which stars would touch down in Toronto for IIFA 2011 (read more about it here). A smattering of sultry sirens came along with a handful of Bollywood hunks but by far the biggest star at IIFA 2011 was the king of Bollywood himself, Shah Rukh Khan. His attendance was confirmed mere days before the big event and the pandemonium that ensued was a testament to his astonishing global star status. Bollywood heavyweight Salman Khan dropped out at the last minute to much disappointment, but young hero Ranveer Singh joined Anil Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Ritesh Deshmukh, Boman Irani and Rahul Khanna, who all shared the IIFA 2011 green carpets with Dia Mirza, Bipasha Basu, Mallika Sherawat and Shilpa Shetty.
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