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Saif Ali Khan was kicked out of IIFA?

If you thought that Saif Ali Khan missed IIFA because of Love Aaj Kal promotion, think again! If grapevine is to be believed, the actor was actually shown the door by IIFA organisers...

india Updated: Jun 23, 2009 20:14 IST

If you thought that Saif Ali Khan missed IIFA because of Love Aaj Kal promotion, think again! That's certainly not the real reason, if grapevine is to be believed.

According to a source, the actor's unreasonable demands forced the event organisers to give him the boot!

The actor apparently wanted to party with friends in Hong Kong but kept giving varying reasons for wanting an early exit from the show.

A source reveals, "Saif was supposed to perform and promote Love Aaj Kal at the event. Everything was going as planned and all the documents were signed and sealed weeks in advance. But a few days before the event, Saif called one of the main organisers to an urgent meeting."

The source further adds, "Saif told him that he had joined hands with the T20 World Cup for his film's promotion and that he had to attend a match a day after the show and had to leave early.

The awards organiser told him that he could make an exit in time to take a flight to London for the T20 event, no matter when he performed. Saif was adamant that he perform first and not Sonam Kapoor, who was initially supposed to."

Adds the source, "Finally, Saif told them what was really on his mind. He said he had to leave the event early because a couple of his close friends from Hong Kong were throwing a party for him and his girlfriend Kareena Kapoor!

Saif was told that his priorities were clearly messed up and that he should attend his friend's party and not attend the awards show," concluded the source. Saif remained unavailable for comment.

First Published: Jun 23, 2009 19:46 IST