Bollywood fans in Toronto just got luckier - superstar Shah Rukh Khan is not just attending the forthcoming International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend, but he will also enthrall the audience with a befitting finale performance at the awards ceremony June 25.
The actor has attended two editions of the IIFA Weekend in the past - in Singapore in 2004, and Amsterdam in 2005. He had last performed in the Singapore show.
"Shah Rukh Khan will be our finale performer for this year. He is returning to perform for us after seven years, and we are very excited," Sabbas Joseph, director, Wizcraft International Entertainment, the IIFA organiser, announced at a press conference here Thursday.
Shah Rukh has also been nominated in the best actor category for his performance as Rizwan Khan, a patient of Asperger's syndrome, in Karan Johar's "My Name Is Khan". IIFA organisers are expecting a huge turnout of fans with Shah Rukh's presence.
"He is a phenomenal performer and a huge star. He hasn't been to Canada in a long time... so the kind of expectations that fans and people have of Shah Rukh is quite something!" Joseph told IANS.
Other performers at the star-studded event include Priyanka Chopra, Bipasha Basu, Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and the famous Deol family - veteran star Dharmendra and his sons Sunny and Bobby.
Salman Khan is also expected to be at the three-day IIFA Weekend as his debut co-production "Chillar Party" is set to kick off the IIFA Film Festival. It would only be interesting to see a face-off between the once friends-turned-foe stars.
But whether their star power will make up for megastar Amitabh Bachchan's absence or not is yet to be seen at the weekend, set to be held June 23-25.