The stage for IIFA 2018 is set and B-Town stars are all gearing up for an exciting weekend in Bangkok. However, there are some major changes planned for the event after Shahid Kapoor sustained an injury during the shoot of his next film, Batti Gul Meter Chalu.
The Padmaavat actor, who was suppose to perform at the event, sustained a back injury while shooting for the film in Tehri.
According to a report in Mid-Day, Sasha injured his back last week yet insisted to continue the shooting as the filmmaker and the actor himself had committed to wrap up the film by the end of June. To make the matter even worse, Shahid started to practice for his gig at IIFA 2018 and it was at this time that his injury worsened.
“It was while attempting a tricky step that he suffered a back spasm and was advised against any strenuous activity by the doctor. Although Shahid was scheduled to fly out to Thailand last night, he called off the plan. The IIFA organizers were fairly understanding about it,” a source close to the actor said.
This indeed is a big upset as Shahid is one of the longest associated actors with IIFA and nobody can match his charisma and energetic performances.
The organisers, however, got a replacement soon.
Bobby Deol, who is riding high on the success of Race 3, has been roped in at the last minute to replace Shahid at IIFA 2018. The actor is all set to take to the stage after almost seven years as his last stage performance was back in 2011 with his father, Dharmendra, and brother, Sunny Deol.
Buzz is that Bobby will be performing on his evergreen hit songs right from his Gupt days to the recently released party numbers like Party Chale On and Allah Duhai Hai.
“His IIFA act is going to be about his journey in Bollywood. Bobby’s act start from his popular songs from the 90’s like ‘Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai’ and to his recent hits like ‘Selfish’ and ‘Party Chale On’ from Race 3,” a source close to the actor said.