The grapevine was earlier abuzz with news that the Bachchans are patching up with the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA), and that Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya would perform at the event in Toronto too. But the junior Bachchan has slammed the news. “Just to clarify… Neither Aishwarya nor I will be performing or attending IIFA Toronto. Classic case of jumping the gun!” Abhishek posted on his Twitter page.
His father, megastar Amitabh Bachchan had been the brand ambassador of the IIFA awards since their inception in 2000, but last year, Big B couldn’t attend the event in Sri Lanka, and the concept of a brand ambassador itself was dropped. Amitabh had earlier clarified that he would not be attending the event this year too. “Not coming to Toronto IIFA… IIFA says my services are not required,” he had tweeted. The IIFA weekend is to be held June 23-25.