The International Indian Film Academy(IIFA) awards 2011 kicked off today with the arrival of some of India's biggest stars in Toronto, Canada. Indian stars like Anil Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Kangana Ranaut flew in for the award show. The Bachchan family will be yet again absent from the IIFA awards. Last year Mr. Bachchan decided to skip the Sri Lankan edition due to the protests from the film industry down south and now the organizer have done away with the post of the brand ambassador, which was held by Mr. Bachchan since the awards inception. Salman Khan will also be absent given he is currently shooting for his upcoming film, Bodyguard, while Shah Rukh Khan will be performing at the IIFA awards after a 5 years gap. Singer Jermaine Jackson, brother of Michael Jackson, is among the international celebrities participating in the three day event.
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