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Bollywood stars descend on Macau for IIFA

entertainment Updated: Jun 10, 2009 21:09 IST
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With only two days left for the IIFA awards, Bollywood stars have started descending on China's tiny coastal enclave of Macau which will host the tenth edition of the extravaganza.

Bollywood's leading couple Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan were one of the first ones to arrive, with an ecstatic Abhishek saying, "It is going to be great, fantastic and we are looking forward to bring Bollywood magic here."

Aishwarya who is excited about her performance at the award function said she has not been able to practice much due to her shooting schedule for Vipul Shah's upcoming film Action Replay.

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan who is also the brand ambassador of IIFA, is expected to fly-in tonight.

Actor Govinda is also here with co-stars Sushmita Sen and Lara Dutta to promote his film Do Knot Disturb. Dutta will also be hosting this year's award ceremony with actors Boman Irani and Riteish Deshmukh.

Newcomer Jackky Bhagnani who will make his debut with Kal Kissne Dekha is also set to perform at the ceremony.

Academy winning duo AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty are also slated to attend the event. While Pookutty has already landed, Rahman is yet to fly-in.

This year's IIFA is expected to be a pale affair in comparison to last year's celebration in Bangkok, Thailand as some of the biggest stars of Bollywood including the three Khans, Shah Rukh, Aamir and Salman along with Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra have decided to give the event a miss.

One of the highlights of the IIFA weekend this year will be the fashion show to be held tomorrow where actor Hrithik Roshan and his wife Suzanne will walk the ramp together for the first time.