It is revealed that Saif Ali Khan fell ill at the last moment and because of his illness, he did not attend the event. A source told a leading daily, "Saif informed the organisers on Thursday that as he is unwell, he will have to bow out. As it was a last minute decision, the situation became chaotic. Though the organisers understood Saif's problem, their plan to have both Saif and Kareena on stage post marriage alas couldn't materialise."
However, Saif's wife Kareena performed solo on her hit numbers Halkat Jawani (Heroine), Chamak Challo (RA.One) at the awards. A day before the event, Gurmeet and Rithvik joined to fill in for Saif's part of the dance routine. They danced on Saif's songs - Tumhi Ho Bandhu (Cocktail), Raabta (Agent Vinod), etc.