Bollywood's Shah Rukh Khan To Toronto For IIFAs

5:22 AM PST 06/22/2011 by Etan Vlessing
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Shah Rukh Khan is leading a legion of Bollywood stars into Toronto for the Indian film awards.

TORONTO -- Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be in Toronto, after all, for this weekend’s International Indian Film Academy Awards and festival.

Wizcraft, which organizes Bollywood’s Oscars, earlier issued denials that Khan, also known as King Khan for his Bollywood fame, would skip the 2011 IIFA Awards.

But Khan on Tuesday tweeted that he would be on hand for the IIFA Awards, and would be meeting fans on June 24 at a Sheraton Hotel bash.

Khan’s attendance will help offset the absence in Toronto on the IIFA green carpet of fellow Bollywood royalty Abhishek Bachchan and his wife, former Miss World Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, whose pregnancy with their first child was confirmed Monday by her father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan.

That said, the trickle of Bollywood stars to fly into Toronto for the IIFAs grew to a flood Wednesday, with Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Sonu Sood, Dia Mirza, Zeenat Aman, Vikas Bahl and Irshad Kamil arriving in Canada for the kudosfest.

Also in Toronto is Sajid Sharafat Khan, Genelia D’souza, Javed Akhtar, Subhash Ghai and Zeenat Aman.

The Indian film industry awards will also include Bollywood movie premieres in Toronto for two comedies, Indra Kumar’s Double Dhamaal and Chillar Party, produced by Salman Khan.

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