The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) paid a visit to a kids' care home over the weekend as the Bollywood extravaganza took
When the lights went down, and the volume came up, audiences got serious about listening. I am no expert head-counter, but I would estimate that an hour after the show began, about 80 per cent of bums were in seats. Not a sellout after all. But not the disaster political critics were predicting. Still, when taxpayer money is on the line, scrutiny is rightly intense.
When dancers take the stage at the Pacific Coliseum and BC Place at the Times of India Film Awards in Vancouver this week, it won't be the Harlem Shake we'll see. Not Gangnam style, not even Indian Classical style. It will be Shiamak style.
Anyone who knows anything about Bollywood knows that dance is an absolutely integral part of film. The IIFA Awards are no exception and Davar has choreographed the stage show for 11 consecutive years simply because he's the best.