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Bollywood big names such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Shilpa Shetty, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee were those honoured but out of these 10, only 5 stars made it for the ceremony that's - Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Kareena Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty and Priyanka Chopra. While Shahrukh could not make it due to his recent shoulder operation, some of the other actors were unable to attend due to various reasons such as shooting out of town for their respective films.
In receiving the award, Bachchan, who is also the brand ambassador of IIFA, said, "I am very honoured to receive this recognition. I have been working in this industry for the last 40 years and appreciate this felicitation."
It also saw the coming together of two legends - Hollywood actor Danny Glover and Indian superstar Amitabh Bachchan. Glover was also felicitated with the FICCI-USIBC Award. Glover also gave the memento to Bachchan. He is one of the top character actors working in Hollywood. He made his debut in the 1979 Clint Eastwood potboiler Escape from Alcatraz (1979) and since then worked in multiple movies including Dreamgirls (2006).
The entertainment evening was kick started with a musical performance by Pandit Shivkumar Sharma and his son Rahul Sharma.