Will attend IIFA if we’re free: Abhishek BachchanJanuary 21st, 2011 - 3:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 21 (IANS) Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan has said that if their work schedules permit they would definitely go to attend the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards to be held in Toronto.”I don’t know when it is but obviously if we are free and not working, yes we’ll go for it. We’ll see if we could accommodate it, but if we are busy making films then obviously we won’t be able to go there,” Abhishek, who graces the cover of latest issue of Stardust magazine along with wife Aishwarya Rai, told reporters here Thursday night.
“Because if we don’t make the films we won’t get nominated the next year so we have to concentrate on our work. If our schedule permits let’s see,” he added. The actor was in the capital to unveil the latest issue of the magazine along with Aishwarya.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan had been the brand ambassador of IIFA ever since its inception in 2000. However, Big B created a stir when he revealed on microblogging site Twitter that he will not attend the ceremony in Toronto as IIFA said it no longer requires his services.
An official statement from the organizers said that they have aborted the concept of brand ambassador.
“Due to unexplainable reasons, after announcing the event as brand ambassador, Bachchan couldn’t participate in the IIFA weekend at Sri Lanka last year. Following this, IIFA aborted the concept of a brand ambassador,” said Sabbas Joseph, director Wizcraft, which organizes the event.
The statement also said: “The Bachchan family has been an intrinsic part of IIFA every year, and in this regard we have already shared with them a proposal about their participation this year too.”
The awards ceremony will be held in Toronto from June 23-25.
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