Rains dampen green carpet plans at IIFA Rocks

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    PTI | New York

    July 15, 2017 | 10:40 AM

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The weather played a spoilsport at the MetLife stadium, NY, as the Bollywood celebrities stayed away from walking the green carpet for the IIFA Rocks event.

The event, which was scheduled to welcome the who's who of Bollywood, was cancelled by the organisers.

Thousands of people braved the bone-chilling cold just to catch a glimpse of their favourite Indian stars at the event.

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Karan Johar, Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Kriti Sanon, Anupam Kher, Diljit Dosanjh, Kamal Khan and Riteish Deshmukh among others are attending the IFFA Rocks event.

Taking to Twitter, Salman shared, "It's raining in #NewYork, loving the weather. If it does rain tomorrow it will be awesome dancing in the rain at #IIFA." 

While, an excited Shahid wrote, "#IIFA rocks. Rain can't stop the party." 

The second day of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) Awards 2017 - IIFA Rocks - will celebrate the journey of AR Rahman in the film industry.

It will feature a never-seen-before medley of musicians, including Rahman, Diljit Dosanjh, Javed Ali, Jonita Gandhi, Benny Dayal, Neeti Mohan and Haricharan Seshadri.

The organisers had said they are expecting a crowd of over 25,000.

The event will be hosted by Riteish Deshmukh and Maniesh Paul.

The 18th edition of the awards ceremony is a three-day extravaganza that started from July 13 with a press conference, followed by IIFA Rocks event today and the main event tomorrow.

Adequate security arrangements have been made at the stadium to ensure the safety of people here. However, a few media persons complained that the security guards were rude to them and even threw them out of the green carpet area.