The 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy awards ended on a high with Udta Punjab winning four awards on Saturday night. Over 40,000 people cheered for their favorite Bollywood stars as they walked the IIFA Green Carpet ahead of the awards ceremony at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. But the fans will be shocked to know that many leading actors had bribed the organizers for removing their names from the nomination list. This is according to a investigating report by Mumbai Police.
Mumbai police had got a tip off that most actors don’t value or rate IIFA too highly and it would have been a shame for them to be nominated in any of the categories, so they bribed the organizers very heavily to get their names removed. The list includes many A-listers like Rakshay Kumar, Rithwik Roshan, Mayur Khan and many more. Actually IIFA has always been looked upon as time pass awards by many stars. Only the ones performing there are the ones who feel IIFA is real good. Some actors like Rukshaar Kapoor, Farheem Khan had also tried to bribe the organizers, but they realized later that like all other awards, they were not nominated here too.
Faking News reporter caught up with the organizing manager Jagdish Malik and he had this to say,” It is a complete lie. We at IIFA don’t accept bribe. What we accept is bribe in form of performance. Take it from me, if any actor has not performed here it means he/she has not bribed us. This is a rumor spread by rival award functions like FILMnotFAIR awards, StarDustParticle awards and many more. Wait for the complete investigation to come out and you will see the truth for yourself. Till then don’t call us cheats, for we are the torch bearers of promoting Indian films at the world stage.”