16th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards which was attended by a galaxy of top Bollywood celebrities got concluded on Sunday after three days of entertainment in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
After being held at iconic locations like London, Dubai, Macau, Toronto, Singapore and Tampa Bay, the IIFA extravaganza came back to Malaysia for the second time for its 16th edition.
The awards show saw the attendance of several big celebrities like Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha, Anil Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Parineeti Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Huma Qureshi and so on.
IIFA, which is conducted with a huge budget between $10 million and $25 million was held in Putra Indoor Stadium, which can accommodated over 8000 people and the tickets were sold out, indicating the success of the event.
Usually IIFA sees a lot of Hollywood stars as well, but this time not a single foreign celebrity was seen. "We invite Hollywood celebrities every year and they decide whether to come or not," explained Sarkari.
Like the Hollywood celebs who decided to give the show a miss this time, several top celebrities in Bollywood too decided to ditch the show for personal reasons or work commitments.
Check out the number of celebs who missed the show and their reason for missing...
Shahrukh Khan is in hurry to finish shooting for Raees before starting Dilwale with Rohit, so the actor ditched the IIFA to concentrate on finishing his portions.
Salman Khan who recently attended the AIBA show in Dubai had to seek court's permission once again to go to Malaysia for IIFA, with Bajrangi Bhaijaan trailer around the corner, he thought to give it a miss.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, the actress who has been regularly attending IIFA gave it a big miss this year with her jam packed schedule of Jazbaa.
Amitabh Bachchan had more important commitments of meeting the President of India for a small Piku screening and so he decided to miss IIFA.
Aamir Khan doesn't believe in award shows and has never attended any, so it he was bound to not attend IIFA as well.
Sidharth Malhotra, the actor who is busy shooting for Kapoor and Sons with Alia Bhatt and Fawad Khan, too chose not to attend IIFA.
Akshay Kumar too is busy with his films, Brothers, Airlift and so on that he has no time for award shows.
Ranbir Kapoor too for some reasons decided to miss the show, probably the failure of Bombay Velvet is the reason.
Alia Bhatt who is busy shooting Kapoor and Sons with alleged beau Sidharth Malhotra also ditched the awards show.
Kangana Ranaut has decided to ditch award shows altogether, following the footsteps of Aamir Khan.
Katrina Kaif who is shooting for Fitoor with Abhishek couldn't spare time for IIFA 2015.
Actress Sonam Kapoor is also busy shooting for the biopic, so she chose to ditch the awards show.
Bollywood actress Sunny Leone who is trying to make her place is currently fighting a case, may be that's the reason she chose not to attend.
Vidya Balan is busy in the promotions of Hamari Adhuri Kahani and so she decided to ditch the awards show.
Bollywood veteran beauty who is always attending shows with daughters and hubby has decided to give it a miss this time.
Madhuri Dixit who is fighting the case of Maggi controversy also chose to maintain a low profile.
Kareena Kapoor is busy with Udta Punjab and her next projects and so she decided to ditch the show.
Aditya Roy Kapur
Aditya Roy Kapur who is busy shooting Fitoor with Katrina Kaif too was not free to attend IIFA with Shraddha Kapoor.
Varun Dhawan, the actor is busy promoting ABCD2 here in India while co-star promoted it in Malaysia.
Emraan Hashmi too doesn't believe much in awards show, plus he is busy with his upcoming release with Vidya Balan.
Saif Ali Khan
Like his wife Kareena Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan too chose not to attend IIFA, probably busy with Rangoon discussions.
John Abraham who is busy shooting for Welcome Back sequel ditched the awards show for film schedule.
Priyanka Chopra neither missed IIFA nor did she attend IIFA! Confused? The actress attended the gala screening of her movie and ditched the show due to work schedules.
Abhishek Bachchan is busy shooting Hera Pheri 3 along with the other co-stars of the film and so he decided to give it a miss.
Ileana D'Cruz who has made a lot of name in Bollywood too chose to ditch the show. Reason is unknown.
Nargis Fakhri is gearing up for the release of her Hollywood film Spy and so the actress could not make it.
Yami Gautam, who made a name with Vicky Donor, Action Jackson and Badlapur too ditched the show for some reason.