Thursday, June 21, 2007
Though the IIFA awards ceremony at Yorkshire went off swimmingly, a
little-known fact about the event is the reason behind non-presence
of the Tamil iconic superstar Rajinikanth.
According to sources, Rajinikanth was offered a very special
award at this year's IIFA for his tremendous popularity among
Tamil-speaking audiences across the world. In fact the offer to
receive this prestigious award was made by none other than the IIFA
However Rajini who's always fought shy of awards and honours had
to decline the offer. Says the Big B, "It's true we wanted to honor
Rajinikanth at Yorkshire this year, but unfortunately he could not
make it due to the release of Shivaji- The Boss. But we
will honour him someday, for he deserves many distinctions."