The IIFA Awards '08 weekend kick starts in exotic Bangkok from today (June 6). And even before the actual function starts, organizers Wizcraft Entertainment found themselves in a soup with some stars throwing tantrums while others landing themselves in uncalled for trouble.
Among the first stars to troop in Bangkok were close friends Urmila Matondkar and star designer Manish Malhotra. However, the she didn't have the most pleasant welcome in Bangkok as she was asked by the hotel staff to wait for a while for her room keys. Needless to say, Madame Matondkar threw a fit and cooled down only after the organizers stepped in.
This was just one of the instances. Another embarrassing moment was at the Bangkok airport itself, when Rajeev (Chimpoo) Kapoor was held by the cops as he was in an inebriated state. Apparently, the actor-director was so drunk that he couldn't even tell his name properly at the immigration counter. Not a perfect start for the IIFA weekend one would say.
However, on the brighter side the IIFA weekend promises quite a lot of exciting events like the Gala Premiere of Sarkar Raj and some dazzling performances on the awards night. One of the hottest stars in Bollywood, Kareena Kapoor, is set to perform a special act in which she would appear as 'The Goddess of Bollywood'. Bebo would be performing to her latest chartbusters from Tashan, Jab We Met etc. and would have a different theme for each song. The act has been choreographed by ace choreographer Shiamak Davar while Manish Malhotra would be designing Bebo's outfits.