New Delhi: "Host host na raha," said genuinely sad Boman Irani during the 13th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards. Boman along with Riteish Deshmukh hosted the award function for five years. This time, Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar were seen hosting the award ceremony held in Singapore.
Shahid Kapoor has hosted a few award functions earlier as well. He looked pretty clueless and less prepared while hosting the Screen Awards 2011 with Shah Rukh Khan. However, he impressed everyone with his comic timing during IIFA awards.
The Singapore Indoor Stadium was packed with thousands of Bollywood fans when Shahid Kapoor made a stylish entry on a bike. And then, Shahid introduced his co-host Farhan. With a specially recorded song, Farhan Akhtar reminded everyone of his 'Rock On' avatar. Dressed in black and white, Shahid and Farhan looked smashing on stage.
Did anyone really miss Riteish and Boman? Probably not. First of all, if we talk about star value, Farhan and Shahid are obviously more popular actors. Secondly, they didnt try to copy Riteish and Boman's style of slapstick humour for hosting and tried to make it a much classy affair. Taking a dig at popular films, actors and directors has become a fashion during award ceremonies now. Shahid and Farhan tried to avoid it to a great extent. Both of them looked well-rehearsed on stage and didnt leave any scope for slip-ups.
Shahid Kapoor who's undoubtedly one of the best dancers in Bollywood, also performed during the 13th IIFA awards. Choreographed by Prabhu Deva, Shahid was brilliant on stage. His fans couldn't stop cheering for him. Priyanka Chopra also joined him during the performance.
Though Bachchans and Khans gave a miss to IIFA this year, still it turned out to be a rocking event.