After Priyanka, Shahid Kapur bows out of IIFA

Mumbai, June 09: Close on the heels of Priyanka Chopra`s exit from this year`s IIFA, her co-star from `Kaminey`, Shahid Kapur too has pulled out from the upcoming award ceremony citing shooting commitments.

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The `Jab We Met` actor was to perform with Chopra on the title track of the Vishal Bhardwaj film, but since the schedule of IIFA was clashing with the dates committed to a producer he decided to miss the ceremony, which starts from June 11 in Macau (China).

“I was looking forward to performing at IIFA and showcasing Kaminey, however my commitment to my producer has to be honoured,” said Shahid Kapur in a statement.

The dates could not be adjusted as Kaminey, Pathshala & Yashraj Films untitled are ready for release and there is patchwork shoot remaining for Ken Ghosh`s untitled film, said
the statement.

Earlier, Kareena Kapoor too had pulled out of the show. She had reportedly been practising for her performance and had also decided on her costume, but bowed out at the last moment to be with boyfriend Saif Ali Khan in London.

The IIFA awards which will be held in Macau, China from May 11 to 13, has been given the miss by Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan who are busy shooting for their films.

While Shahrukh is shooting for `My Name is Khan`, Salman is currently working on the period drama `Veer`.