Dubai (UNI): The seventh International Indian Film Academy
(IIFA) Weekend, hyped as offering a combined mixture of fashion,
popular cinema, virtual star parade and climaxing in IDEA IIFA
Awards presentation ceremony, opened here on a disappointing note.
Bollywood fans, keen on watching their favourite stars perform live
on stage at ''the celebration of Indian cinema's achievement''
today, will miss most of them. Salman Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Hrithik
Roshan, Rani Mukherjee and Preity Zinta are the only A-list
Bollywood stars, who have confirmed participation at the award
presentation ceremony. Dia Mirza, Himesh Reshammiya and Upen Patel
are the other artistes, who are expected to perform on the
occasion, The Gulf Today reported. The award ceremony will be
hosted by Fardeen Khan, Lara Dutta and Katrina Kaif.
To avoid media quizzing, the organisers of the annual event
cancelled the question-and-answer session of the press conference