Missing In Action: Celebrities We Couldn't Spot At IIFA 2017
Posted On 17th July, 2017 @ 15:52 pm by MTV Editor



The 18th IIFA Awards weekend is behind us. Usually a star-studded gala with full attendance, this year it looked a little empty. All the regular headliners seem to have chosen to skip the event altogether—were they not invited? Are they just “oh-so-over-it”? because SRK and Big B were missing, and so were Ranveer, Ranbir, Hrithik, Deepika, Priyanka—the list goes on. And on. And on. 


We stalked the hell out of our celebrity’s social media profiles and caught most of them busy elsewhere while the show went on. Some of them were even In New York over the weekend – but they still didn’t make it to the event. Rebelling with a cause? Throwing shade? Let’s find out. 


PS: This list is longer than the list of attendees.


1. Shah Rukh Khan 

King Khan was on a flight to Rajasthan, where he was touring to promote his upcoming romantic comedy Jab Harry Met Sejal. 




2. Anushka Sharma

Sharma was in New York with her SO Virat Kohli. But her being in NY had nothing to do with IIFA! She was on #vacay with #bae, and they were both spotted on the streets of Brooklyn, and even in a grocery store. 

Sharma is giving us some serious #RebelGoals as she managed to skip both the film promotions for Jab Harry Met Sejal in Rajasthan AND one Bollywood’s biggest award functions. 



True friendship transcends time and distance 💕 #NewYork #childhoodfriend

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3. Priyanka Chopra

Chopra was found gloating on Instagram through the weekend, holding three fat passports showing off what a well-travelled family she has. She is on a birthday vacation with mum and bro. We’re still trying to figure out the destination. But it was not New York.




4. Amitabh Bachchan and Fam!

If the internet is to be believed, Aishwarya and Abhishek alongwith daughter Aaradhya were holidaying and clicking pictures with their fans in the US. But even from there, they went on about their usual lives—Jr. Bachchan was busy tweeting about the Wimbledon Finals, and Pop Bachchan was updating poetry on Twitter. 





5. Aamir Khan

Okay, obviously Aamir wasn’t there. He never is. Not when his film does insane business, not when he’s being paid to attend, and several nominations make no difference either. Nope!


6. Deepika Padukone

What was this lovely lady doing while IIFA was on? We have no idea. But she didn’t show up at IIFA this year. 





7. Ranveer Singh

No bae, no way. Ranveer decided to skip IIFA also, and could be found replying to birthday messages (we hope for his sake he didn’t miss thanking Amitabh Bachchan) on Twitter.





8. Sidharth Malhotra  

No longer Student Of The Year, Malhotra was in London shooting for his next film Aiyaary.



Walking to set #london #shoot #Aiyaary

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9. Sonam Kapoor

Neeraj won Best Film, but Kapoor was enjoying a lazy Sunday morning, and Instagramming flowers.




10. Jacqueline Fernandez

Spotted at the gym, giving everyone #FitnessGoals.



💪 #polefitness @lanaroxy

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11. Hrithik Roshan

Ok, this guy even tweeted about being excited about IIFA. And he still didn’t show – why? Your guess is as good as ours. 




12. Madhuri Dixit

Quiet as a lamb, none of Mrs. Nene’s accounts offer clues about her whereabouts. All we know is that she didn’t grace IIFA with her presence.


13. Akshay Kumar

It’s not easy to push a romantic film centered around a toilet. That’s exactly the kind of shit that needs your full attention—IIFA or no IIFA. 




14. Twinkle Khanna

Mrs. Funny Bones and AK’s Plus One was missing in action from IIFA too. By the looks of her latest post, she’s in Austria, chilling with her sister.



The Khanna sisters unpack and discover they are both reading the same book! #bookworms #vivamayrdetox

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15. Shraddha Kapoor

Kapoor spent all her free time cuddling this furball.



Best way to spend the free time #ShylohBabu #HomeSweetHome 💕❤️

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16. Malaika Arora Khan

Present in New York, she chose shopping and spending time with her son over the glam night at the MetLife Stadium.



Some serious post shopping discussions #mommiesandbabies #nyci♥️u @bhavanapandey @rysapanday @iamarhaankhan

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17. Farhan and Javed Akhtar

The father-son duo was knocking back drinks as they watched Federer annihilating Cilic at the Wimbledon Finals.




18. Arjun Kapoor

And film promotion won once again. Kapoor was having a gala time in Chandigarh promoting Mubarakan.



Jatt aaya Chandigarh !!! #mubarakan #mubarakanonthemove #jattjaguar

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19. Salim-Suleiman

They seem to have performed everywhere—London, Nairobi and Delhi—but NY for IIFA last week. No, seriously, what’s going on?




20. Sridevi Kapoor

MIA from social media, we have no idea where Sridevi is. But we do know that she wasn’t at IIFA.


…And many more. 

This list of absentees is endless—Kareena Kapoor Khan was absent (even though beau Saifu was there), Kangana Ranaut (whose absence was the only reason KJo and gang dared to crack those jokes on her), Arjun Rampal, Parineeti Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Imtiaz Ali, Anurag Kashyap, and MANY, MANY more. 


Why did they even hold this award function?   



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