Thursday, June 11, 2009

Amitabh wax statue showcased at IIFA Macau

Amitabh Bachchan wax statue showcased at IIFA Macau

Macau, June 11 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's wax figure, which was unveiled at the Madame Tussauds museum in New York last month, has been especially flown in to be showcased at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards event here.

Amitabh's wax figure, dressed in a traditional black sherwani suit with a heavily embroidered gold and black shawl, is the first figure to be part of Madame Tussauds New York's all-new Bollywood Zone.

The wax figure was placed in the centre of the green carpet on the first day of the event.

Celebrities, dignitaries as well as members of the audience grabbed a chance to pose with the statue, which will be here for three days. The IIFA, which began Thursday, will end Saturday.

Amitabh, who is IIFA brand ambassador, and his son Abhishek as well as daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai too posed with the statue as they walked the IIFA green carpet.

You are amazing, Peter Andre tells Amitabh Bachchan

You are amazing, Peter Andre tells Amitabh Bachchan
By Radhika Bhirani

Macau, June 11 (IANS) Australian singer Peter Andre, who is here for the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards, is bowled over by Amitabh Bachchan's baritone and told the megastar that he is "amazing".

"I was unbelievably impressed with some of the speeches people gave. You sir (looking and pointing at Amitabh)... have such an amazing way of speaking and making everyone listen... you have a fantastic voice. Sir, you are just amazing," Andre said at a press conference here Thursday.

The 36-year-old singer, who became a known name post the success of his song "Mysterious Girl", is the only international star to perform at the 10th year celebrations of IIFA. Andre will perform two songs - "Mysterious Girl" and one from his latest albums at the IIFA Fashion Extravaganza Friday.

Andre is hoping that he will be able to keep "audiences in" with his performance.  

Abhishekh with Aishwarya Rai in IIFA Awards Function

Bollywood actor Ashwariya Rai Bachchan with her father arrive in Macau for IIFA Awards Function at The Venetian Macao.

IIFA Opening ceremony Amitabh Bachchan

IIFA Opening ceremony hosts Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood actor and ambassador of the IIFA Amitabh Bachchan receives a souvenir during the opening news conference of the IIFA at Venetian Macao in Macau on June 11, 2009.

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