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Shah Rukh Khan won’t attend IIFA in July. Here’s why

Shah Rukh Khan will miss this year’s IIFA awards in New York city. His production Jab Harry Met Sejal, directed by Imtiaz Ali, is the reason.

bollywood Updated: Jun 09, 2017 16:11 IST
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Shah Rukh Khan will remain busy in July and August with his film Jab Harry Met Sejal.
Shah Rukh Khan will remain busy in July and August with his film Jab Harry Met Sejal.(Getty Images for DIFF)

Shah Rukh Khan will miss this year’s IIFA awards, which is scheduled to take place in New York. His production Jab Harry Met Sejal, directed by Imtiaz Ali, is the reason. The film is schedule to be released in August and the star will remain busy with its promotion leading up to its release.

SRK plays a Punjabi tour guide while Anushka Sharma plays a Gujarati girl in the film, which has been extensively shot in Budapest, Punjab and Prague.

There is yet another reason for SRK skipping the film. His son Aryan injured his nose while playing football in school and is in need of a surgery. Soon after the awards, the actor would have to travel and he doesn’t want two trips so close to each other.

“Shah Rukh’s son Aryan broke his nose while playing football at school. Aryan is already on medication, but the doctors have advised him to undergo surgery. SRK will be travelling abroad for that. It has been scheduled around the same time as the award function, and his priorities are very clear. The concerned father will obviously prefer being by his son’s side,” DNA quoted a source as saying.

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