Ekta Kapoor doesn't believe in shying away from controversies and scandals. Her upcoming Global Indian Film & Television Honours (GIFTH) promises to be the most controversial award function of the year.
Balaji Telefilms Ltd, which is hosting the nation's first joint film and television awards event, will have Shahrukh Khan performing India's top 10 controversies of 2010.
Says an insider, "SRK will be seen in the finale and his act will include taking off on each controversy The Niira Radia tapes, The Commonwealth Games fracas, the IPL controversy and a few controversies on some B-Town stars. The act will end in a huge burst of fireworks with SRK announcing something specially unique!"
The award function is on February 12, but King Khan has yet to decide on the list. He wants to avoid certain highly sensitive scandals but Ekta is pressing him to do it.
Adds a source, "If Shahrukh is not comfortable with the idea, then there is another option of taking off on the top 10 films of 2010 which includes Ekta's own Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, Dabangg etc. There's another possibility of building the act around the top 10 songs of 2010. But Ekta's heart is set on the top 10 controversies and she's hoping to persuade SRK to do it."
It is learnt that Shobhaa Kapoor is a huge Shahrukh admirer and it is at her insistence that SRK is doing the finale.
Says a Balaji insider, "Shobhaa told them flatly when other options were being discussed that no award function can happen without King Khan. So it was one SRK (Shobhaa Ravi Kapoor) insisting on another SRK. Shahrukh's performance on the Balaji award night in 2008 was the highlight of the event and this time around Ekta promises that his act nothing short of spectacular." Can't wait, can you?