The city will be buzzing tonight as the first ever Time Of India Film Awards gets under way in Vancouver. All week long Bollywood celebrities have been arriving at YVR with fans clamouring to get a glimpse of their idols.
There are plenty of events happening throughout the weekend to allow Bollywood fans to do some starspotting.
Thursday, the Festivities get underway with a musical spectacular, open to the public, at the Pacific Coliseum hosted by actress Neha Dhupia. The concert, features choreography from the acclaimed Shiamak Davar, with performances by Kavita Seth, Sunidi Chauhan, Mohit Chauhan, Hard Kaur, Shalmali Kholgade plus others.
Friday, the awards get underway at the Vancouver Convention Centre with the private TOIFA Technical Awards and Fashion Gala. Bollywood heavyweights, Karan Johar and Chitrangada Singh will host the technical awards that features fashion segments throughout the evening designed by the one and only Manish Malhotra. Some of the one-of-a-kind designs by Manish will be worn by stars Urmila Matondkar, Raveena Tandon, Ileana D’Cruz, Nargis Fakhri, and Sonal Chauhan.
Saturday, the Red Carpet is rolled out at BC Place as the mammoth TOIFA trophies will be handed out in front of a huge local and global audience. Performances during the event are set to include; Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Priyanka Chopra.