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IIFA ticket price bugs Indian fans Print E-mail

June 8, 2008
by Newsdesk/IANS


The Ninth International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards show has created a lot of buzz with several cine stars descending on Bangkok but many Indians living here are complaining about the exorbitantly priced tickets for the gala night Sunday. “The last-row tickets are $1,000 and if you want better seats you will have to shell out between $2,000 and $3,500,” said an upset fan.

Vicky who works in a shop in Silom neighbourhood said: “We would love to watch the awards night but I can’t afford the tickets.”

However, many NRIs in Southeast Asia have lapped up tickets, not letting go an opportunity to have a glimpse of their favourite stars.



Fans gathered to see their favorite stars at Siam Paragon

Temporary beauty parlour for star guests at Dusit Thani

Dusit Thani, one of the oldest five-star hotels in Bangkok and the hospitality partner of the 9th IIFA awards, has converted one of the rooms into a beauty parlour for the high-profile guests.

The stars and other special invitees are flowing in and out of the salon and qualified hairdressers and beauticians are taking care of their make-up and hair styles, ensuring that they look their best when walking the green carpet.

Big Khans missing from IIFA fashion show

The four big Khans of Bollywood - Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman and Saif - were missing from the IIFA fashion show. In fact, other than the Bachchans no big stars were seen at the do.

“This year, IIFA is a no show. Apart from the Khans, Hrithik Roshan didn’t come either,” said an insider.

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