Bollywood stars arrive in Toronto for film awards

Bollywood stars are arriving in Toronto over the next few days for this weekend’s Indian International Film Academy Awards, which will be held at the Rogers Centre, and their fans are lining up to greet them. Anil Kapoor, one of the stars of the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire, arrived Tuesday evening along with Dia Mirza, Zayed Khan, Bobby Deol and Arshad Warsi. Unfortunately, stunning Aishwarya Rai, a superstar among Bollywood actors, will not be attending as she’s expecting her first child. Boman Irani, one of the award shows’ co-hosts, told the Winnipeg Free Press: “There’s going to be a lot of song and dance, a lot of color, a lot of costume, a lot of emotion.” He won over even more fans when he told the Toronto Star: “Canadians are the most polite people on the planet.” Fans have positioned themselves at the Toronto International airport and outside the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, hoping for a glimpse of their favorites, including Shah Rukh Khan (aka King Khan), who will perform at the ceremony.

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  1. Germain • June 22, 2011 @ 3:24 PM


  2. Beanie • June 22, 2011 @ 3:56 PM

    That’s Shah Rukh Khan. He’s to Bollywood what Brad Pitt is to Hollywood.

  3. Jill • June 22, 2011 @ 4:53 PM

    Who cares

  4. C-Dub • June 22, 2011 @ 8:00 PM

    omg omg omg really Arshad Warsi!! sorry, it’s not being racist, it’s another country which we are not exposed to their films.

  5. terry • June 23, 2011 @ 3:13 PM

    hey… i watched an indian movie with english subtitles with this sharuq khan guy and i was pretty impressed with his acting. hes a pretty good actor.. think of him as like russel crowe in gladiator… he plays his role really well.. i might watch some other indian movies after that…

  6. Spanky • June 27, 2011 @ 6:53 AM

    I’ve tried to watch Indian films but when they break out in song and dance for no reason I lose it laughing and can’t watch anymore. Good to see it do well though and glad to see it come to T.O. for it’s large fan base here.

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