Big B, SRK bag most powerful entertainer awards at FICCI-FramesFebruary 18th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan have been bestowed with first FICCI-IIFA’s ‘Most Powerful Entertainers of the Decade’ awards here.
The two were among the 10 stars who have been felicitated with the ‘Most Powerful Entertainers of the decade’ award at the ongoing annual FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry)-Frames exposition on media and entertainment industry.
The awards came in contrast for Shah Rukh as he gave last year’s IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) awards ceremony a miss. Rumours were rife that he skipped the awards courtesy a cold war with Amitabh, who is the brand ambassador for IIFA.
Joining the stars in the league have been eight other actors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Preity Zinta and Shilpa Shetty.
Hollywood actor and leading social activist Danny Glover and Congressman John Lewis have been given the FICCI-USIBC (US-India Business Council) award.
Celebrating 10 years, IIFA and FICCI instituted “Most Powerful Entertainers of the Decade” award