Big B to skip IIFA

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Ending weeks of speculation, Bollywood superstar and IIFA Brand Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan said he will not attend the IIFA events in Colombo, India’s NDTV reported.

Bachchan had been targeted by Tamil groups who staged protests outside his residence in Mumbai last month and asked the actor to stay away from IIFA in Colombo.

Later last month Bachchan wrote in his blog that he would respect everyone's sentiments.

IIFA 2010, meant to showcase Sri Lanka's emergence from 30 years of civil strife, is fast turning into a bone of contention with some groups in South India expressing their displeasure over the choice of the venue.

The event has already drawn the ire of the Tamil film fraternity, with popular figures like Rajnikanth, Kamal Hassan, Vijay, Ajith and Surya refusing to be associated in any way with IIFA.

A number of stars have already expressed their inability to attend or are keeping their plans under wraps. Shah Rukh Khan and Arjun Rampal are giving IIFA a miss citing prior work commitments. Hrithik now replaces SRK as captain of the Bollywood team that will play a charity cricket match involving Indian and Sri Lankan movie and cricket stars.

According to reports, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan are also busy with other assignments and will skip IIFA this year.

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  • Tuesday, 01 June 2010 11:14 AM

    HIS IS SUPPORTING THE TAMIL CAUSE WITH THE OTHER TAMIL FILM STARS OR SCARED OF DEATH??

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 11:16 AM

    It is hard to be the greatest.To be bravest it is even more hard

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 11:20 AM

    So much dance for nothing....Coward.....!!!.....

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 11:25 AM

    Creatures without backbones, promised to come and not coming because of LTTE Diaspora or Tamil Nadu pressure.
    we thought that only in SL we find human invertebrates now we found that they exist in India too.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 11:30 AM

    If LTTE is here they wont come because of the fear of bombing.......

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 11:30 AM

    Understandable with Big B has so much vested interest in south India. June will also see the release of much anticipated Raavanan with Aish and Abhishek. He wouldn't want to risk that movie bombing in the south with a boycott.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 11:30 AM

    What a waist of public money for nothing at the end

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 11:31 AM

    bachan family is worried that tamil cinema might boycott the movie ravan if anyone attend colombo, thats wahy mani, aish, abishek..all were originally schedule to come are backing up now...its shame when the GOSL are planning to use this money to rehabilitate the ex LTTE cardres, the jokers from tamil nadu are jumping up and down...well my mother tounge is tamil, personally i will boycott all tamil movies from today....

    Wednesday, 02 June 2010 07:39 PM

    Are Sri Lankan's so dependent on the Indians? Shame, shame! Why worry so much just because some actor has decided not to visit Sri Lanka?

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:18 PM

    We should respect individual concerns.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:25 PM

    Amani you cant be a real Tamil must be cross come to north and east and see what is happening really not a tripe stay and see in village areas . Bid Thanks to Buchan and Tamil-nadu.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:29 PM

    We should boycott the movies originating from Tamil Nadu and ban them from being screened in Sri Lanka.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:31 PM

    Best joke of the year "GOSL are planning to use this money to rehabilitate the ex LTTE cardres".

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:32 PM

    And the show will still go on even without these weaklings.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 12:48 PM

    We need UN investigation about final war crimes.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 01:00 PM

    as a Sri Lankan i decide to Boycott all the tamil films from nw onwards.........................for me country first all are next,Jaya wewa Sri Lanka

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 01:01 PM

    Why cant we suggest IIFA to change venue and pay us back all costs

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 01:02 PM

    Sri Lankans should remember theses rascals and stop watching their movies in retaliation to the humiliation they subjected Sri lanka to.

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 01:05 PM

    Lets Boycott Ravaanan in Sri Lanka

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 01:09 PM

    Amani- You have forgotten the people who got killed by ARMY.You better see ohter movies who cares, FEEL SAD ABOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 01:10 PM

    who cares you watch or not,

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 01:14 PM

    Well anyway you had the best of intentions to stage it shame on the South Indian film fraternity

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 01:19 PM

    Shame Shame....... Bachchans. !!!!

    Tuesday, 01 June 2010 01:26 PM

    Seems some ppl will be even richer after this event looking at the price of the full package ;-s


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