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Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan today revealed that organizers of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) didn’t want him to attend the IIFA event in Sri Lanka last year.

According to the ApunKaChoice.com, “IIFA has told the superstar that his services are no longer required for IIFA to be held in Toronto this year.”

In June last year, after a call from the South Indian film industry to boycott IIFA in Sri Lanka, Big B had failed to turn up at the event because he allegedly did not want his son and daughter-in-law’s movie Raavan to face any protests at home.

“Not coming to Toronto IIFA... IIFA says my services are not required,” Big B tweeted.


When asked why he is ditching his fans in Toronto, Big B clarified: “It’s not me .. it’s the organizers of IIFA that do not want me in Toronto.. Sri Lanka was the same.”

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  • once upon time india Tuesday, 18 January 2011 06:01 AM

    aishwarya is nobody without salman khan!

    bren Wednesday, 19 January 2011 02:58 AM

    You are an idiot. Was Aiswarya the same age of right now when AB was the popular young most popular actor in india. God bless your peanut brain..

    bren Wednesday, 19 January 2011 03:00 AM

    Wiki leaks do not have that info

    Shiranth Monday, 17 January 2011 04:46 PM

    Whatever happens to AB, one things for sure - Canadians are not going to launch special trains and remove poor people from the streets for this lot.

    ASOKA ABEYWARDENA Tuesday, 18 January 2011 06:55 AM

    Who is bachchan...?

    AJ - DXB Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:05 AM

    Good that Big B made this public without WikiLeaks making it public

    desilyi Monday, 17 January 2011 06:14 PM

    No worries, Tamil diaspora is the problem.. Mr Big B

    Max Tuesday, 18 January 2011 07:12 AM

    He's an icon...

    LankanLion Monday, 17 January 2011 06:26 PM

    I though Bachan family wants to show their opposition against the atrocities committed by Sri Lankan state

    Thas Monday, 17 January 2011 09:55 PM

    It's good that you didn't attend.

    Oyage Sudu Kella Tuesday, 18 January 2011 08:07 AM

    Hope you guys know the reason for him to come out tell this now. He wasn't paid the money promised by IIFA for not attending IIFA in SL. ha ha.

    khan Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:13 AM

    If it is correct then AB never visits USA, because USA did same thing in Afghanistan and IRAQ

    !NDT Saturday, 29 January 2011 07:02 PM

    AB just wanted to cover his "backing-off" in fear of Tamilnadu protests using the Toronto show as a BAIT. Nothing more. period.

    suba Thursday, 20 January 2011 10:24 AM

    Indian Tamil politicians did nothing to help Sri Lanka Tamil. Tamil in SL slowly rebuild their lives in SL after the war. Tamil politicians did not build even a single house for SL TAMIL or did not help to re-build their lives, but they became HEROS on TV overnight using SL Tamils. (Note: Indian government build 50 000 houses for SL Tamils).

    Fayad Tuesday, 18 January 2011 09:31 AM

    What a pathetic IIFA
    People come to see IIFA not witness the political drama of few
    lunatics, but to see the super stars.

    jjk Monday, 17 January 2011 12:56 PM

    teach them a lesson well dpne iifa

    Gayan Samarasekara Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:29 AM

    Amithab B is a legend, and he is definitely famous worldwide for his splendid movie performances. However his decision to boycott IIFA held in Sri Lanka hurts us. And we condemn his decision.

    Konde bendapu china Monday, 17 January 2011 01:03 PM

    Lie,You are afraid of Tamil boycott and did not visit IIFA/Sri Lanka

    knight rider Tuesday, 18 January 2011 03:35 AM

    abishek is nobody without Aishwariya !

    Gayan Samarasekara Monday, 17 January 2011 01:07 PM

    Controversial, absolutely controversial.

    Yehiya-Doha Monday, 17 January 2011 01:11 PM

    Our politician wasting state fund call you. Batchan family popular because of Aiswarya. Nothing special. Blindly knee down to India.

    Commonsense Monday, 17 January 2011 01:15 PM

    He-he Poor Mr B..

    The Judge Tuesday, 18 January 2011 09:47 AM

    If ever Bachan visited S/L, his wife Ishurai will lose chances in Tamil films, thats the reason

    josh Monday, 17 January 2011 01:47 PM

    so much for a govt sponsored event!!!!

    Kalu Sudda Monday, 17 January 2011 02:06 PM

    MONEY MONEY MONEY its all about money.

    nagu Monday, 17 January 2011 02:10 PM

    LTTE supporters at work......

    rathnasir Monday, 17 January 2011 02:52 PM

    There are thousands of LTTE supported live in Toronto.. Will they demonstrate against IIFA to keep him out from Toronto event...?


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