Posted: 20 May 2011 at 10:50pm | IP Logged
Here's what to expect from the stars
picture: Viral Bhayani
Veteran actor Dharmendra and his sons Sunny and Bobby -
are set to entertain fans in Toronto with their signature dance steps at
the 12th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards to be held
next month. Priyanka Chopra will add glamour to the event too.
is celebrating his 50 years in the industry. It's a great moment for
all of us. So we are going to be all together and looking forward to
it," Bobby Deol told reporters at a press conference in Mumbai.
Sunny and Bobby, who were recently seen together in the comedy 'Yamla
Pagla Deewana' will perform to peppy songs from the movie, as well as on
some of Dharmendra's classic numbers.
"We will of course perform
on 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' songs. We would also choose some songs from
dad's films on which we can perform," said Bobby.
Even at 75, the
evergreen Dharmendra is quite excited to take to the stage to celebrate
five decades of his contribution to the film industry.
loving it. Wherever we go we are going to enjoy because we all love you
and you all love us. That's the beauty," said Dharmendra.
The three-day IIFA weekend will be held June 23-25.
to Bobby, IIFA is different from other awards because it takes
Bollywood beyond Indian shores and popularises its song and dance
culture in different countries every year.
"IIFA is different
because it reaches to different parts of the world. India becomes the
talk of the town in those countries. They get to know more about Indian
culture and it's a great way of spreading across to the world, what
Indians are all about," he said.Priyanka Chopra said she has not
yet decided the numbers she would be performing to at the IIFA event,
but she hopes to do something unique.
"This is too early to
decide what to perform in IIFA as it still has a month to go. I have
performed in almost every award functions this year so would like to do
something different in IIFA," said Priyanka.
Though she will not
be performing with the Deols, the 28-year-old said she was looking
forward to being with them as she shares a special bonding with the
"I am very excited. My relationship with the Deol family
is very special because the hero of my first film 'The Hero: Love Story
of a Spy' was Sunny Deol," she added.
It was also announced that 'Double Dhamaal', the sequel to the 2007 comedy 'Dhamaal', will have its world premiere at IIFA.
Indra Kumar movie - which stars Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt, Arshad
Warsi, Javed Jaffrey, Aashish Chaudhary, Kangana Ranaut and Mallika
Sherawat - will open as the IIFA World Premiere film June 23. The team
is excited about the premiere and looking forward to attend the event.
is a great platform to have a film's premiere and it is a big high for
us to be at Toronto and introduce our film," said Arshad Warsi.