This year, the Bachchan clan would be premiering the much-awaited, much-hyped ‘Sarkar Raj’ in
Celebrating its association with IIFA, Gitanjali Lifestyle is said to present an exclusive diamond-studded Business card to Ash at the award night Idea of IIFA 2008. The business card is studded with a fine blend of 7900 diamonds and 40 grams of gold, costing approximately Rs. 1 crore.
The IIFA weekend has more surprises in store. Brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan would be welcoming this year’s IIFA delegation with the gracious Thai greeting, "Sawadee ka", which in English translates to “Hello”.
Nobel Laureate Dr. R.K.Pachauri will be honoured with the IIFA Global Leadership Award. Indian and
Shyam Benegal (outstanding contribution to Indian cinema), AR Rahman (outstanding contribution by an Indian in international cinema) and Mumtaz (lifetime achievement award) will be honoured.
‘Guru’, ‘Chak De India’, ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Om Shanti Om’, ‘Life In A Metro’ and ‘Partner’ will be fighting for best picture category. For best performance (male) Abhishek Bachchan (‘Guru’), Akshay Kumar (‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’), Salman Khan (‘Partner’), Shah Rukh Khan (‘Chak De India’) and Shahid Kapoor (‘Jab We Met’) are the nominees. Aishwarya Rai (‘Guru’), Deepika Padukone (‘Om Shanti Om’), Kareena Kapoor (‘Jab We Met’), Tabu (‘Cheeni Kum’) and Vidya Balan (‘Bhool Bhulaiyaa’) will fight it out for the best actress award.
Debutant actor Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra will showcase Harry Baweja’s ‘Love Story 2050’; Aftab Shivadasani, Riteish Deshmukh and Ayesha Takia will dance to the ‘De Taali’ beats; the ‘Mission Istanbul’ cast of Zayed Khan, Vivek Oberoi and Shriya Saran would be staging their bit, and ‘Acid Factory’ will have Dia Mirza, Fardeen Khan, Dino Morea and Aftab Shivdasani showcasing their moves!