Stage set for the IIFA awards

  • Navdeep Kaur Marwah and Dibyojyoti Baksi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 06, 2013 00:40 IST
  • Why should boys have all the fun? Sophie Chowdhury catches up with Jacqueline Fernandez at the opening press conference of the 14th IIFA on July 4, 2013. (AFP Photo)

    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    Why should boys have all the fun? Sophie Chowdhury catches up with Jacqueline Fernandez at the opening press conference of the 14th IIFA on July 4, 2013. (AFP Photo)

  • Parineeti Chopra speaks with the media after the opening press conference of the 14th IIFA at The Venetian hotel in Macau on July 4, 2013. (AFP Photo)

    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    Parineeti Chopra speaks with the media after the opening press conference of the 14th IIFA at The Venetian hotel in Macau on July 4, 2013. (AFP Photo)

  • Ok. So everyone is looking at me? I prefer to stare at Abhishek Bachchan over Jacqueline Fernandes, says Arjun Kapoor. Or does he? (AFP Photo)

    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    Ok. So everyone is looking at me? I prefer to stare at Abhishek Bachchan over Jacqueline Fernandes, says Arjun Kapoor. Or does he? (AFP Photo)

  • Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan enjoying themselves at the 14th IIFA at The Venetian hotel in Macau on Thursday. (AFP Photo)

    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    Arjun Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan enjoying themselves at the 14th IIFA at The Venetian hotel in Macau on Thursday. (AFP Photo)

  • The youth brigade: Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana and Shahid Kapoor smile as they gather on the IIFA stage. Gauhar Khan is also seen in the picture. (AFP Photo)

    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    The youth brigade: Parineeti Chopra, Ayushmann Khurrana and Shahid Kapoor smile as they gather on the IIFA stage. Gauhar Khan is also seen in the picture. (AFP Photo)

  • Abhishek Bachchan and Shahid Kapoor create their handprints onto a special cast during the opening press conference of the 14th IIFA at The Venetian hotel in Macau on July 4. (AFP Photo)

    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    Abhishek Bachchan and Shahid Kapoor create their handprints onto a special cast during the opening press conference of the 14th IIFA at The Venetian hotel in Macau on...

  • Mirrors? Shahid Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan at the press conference. (AFP Photo)

    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    Mirrors? Shahid Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan at the press conference. (AFP Photo)

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    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    Let's enjoy the vacation: Arjun Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor during the opening press conference of the 14th IIFA at The Venetian hotel in Macau. (AFP Photo)

  • Discussing Kapoors? Shahid Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan at the opening press conference of IIFA 2013 at The Venetian hotel in Macau on July 4. (AFP Photo)

    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    Discussing Kapoors? Shahid Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan at the opening press conference of IIFA 2013 at The Venetian hotel in Macau on July 4. (AFP Photo)

  • Actor Ram Kapoor could not help but kiss Boman Irani. The makers of Santa Banta - starring Ram Kapoor and Boman Irani held a press conference at Venetian Macao after IIFA 2013 raised its curtains. (AFP Photo)

    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    Actor Ram Kapoor could not help but kiss Boman Irani. The makers of Santa Banta - starring Ram Kapoor and Boman Irani held a press conference at Venetian Macao after IIFA...

  • IIFA 2013 opened on Thursday in the presence of top Bollywood stars. At the opening press conference of the 14th IIFA, shutterbugs captured several actors bonding. Arjun Kapoor seems to be having fun with Shahid Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan at The Venetian hotel in Macau on July 4, 2013. (AFP Photo)

    IIFA beckons, Bollywood stars bond

    IIFA 2013 opened on Thursday in the presence of top Bollywood stars. At the opening press conference of the 14th IIFA, shutterbugs captured several actors bonding. Arjun...

The 14th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards kickstarted in Macau on Thursday with a lot of Bollywood presence. Taking a cue from Hollywood’s walk of fame, the Day One had actors Abhishek Bachchan and Shahid Kapoor putting their hand impressions on a star-shaped cement slab.



Both the actors, who arrived together, went unrecognised at the Macau airport. Although there were a lot of people at the airport, no one could recognise Shahid and Abhishek. We just saw one girl who recognised Shahid and screamed out his name.



Actor Parineeti Chopra, who seemed excited about performing with Ayushmann Khurrana at the awards, replied with a “Whenever!” when asked about her marriage plans. “

Aap ladka dhoond do main shaadi kar lungi

(You find me a boy and I’ll get married),” she added.



Also spotted were actors Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Prabhu Deva, Zeenat Aman, Huma Qureshi and Dia Mirza.



(The writers’ trip is sponsored by the IIFA organisers).

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