New Delhi, June 1: Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan, known for his wit and humour as an anchor, will host IIFA Rocks, a music and fashion event, at the Videocon d2h International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Weekend starting June 23 in Toronto.
Saif, who made a rocking team with superstar Shah Rukh Khan as the host of quite a few editions of the Filmfare awards, has danced on the IIFA stage in Dubai, Yorkshire and in Colombo last year. But this is the first time he will host a show.
The show is scheduled for June 24.
The organiser, Wizcraft International Entertainment, feels the actor is a perfect fit as an anchor for IIFA Rocks, to be held at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, considering his stylish dressing as well as his love of music.
Saif’s love for strumming the guitar is well-known, so one really wonders if he would treat his fans to some of his own music on the stage.
IIFA Rocks, to be presented by Grey Goose, is aimed at raising funds for the IIFA Foundation, set up to support families of the film industry workers who have been adversely affected during the production of films.
This year, IIFA Rocks will also announce the 12th Floriana IIFA technical award winners and see a musical performance by well-known trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy as models from around the world will sashay down the ramp in couture from India and Canada.
The event is also expected to see participation from some international music artists, but the names are currently under wraps.