Mumbai, June 19 We all saw the who’s who of Bollywood on stage at the 22nd Edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
But Sunday’s telecast of the event, airing on Colors, reveals for the first time what the stars did when they were not on the glittering stage, checking out the sights and sounds of Abu Dhabi’s leisure and entertainment destination.
We see celebrated choreographer-director Farah Khan cooking with Vineet Bhatia, the first Indian chef to get a Michelin star, at W Hotel, even as Tiger Shroff tries his hand at indoor skydiving at CLYMB Abu Dhabi, which is billed as the world’s ultimate adventure hub.
The awards co-host, Maniesh Paul, who was seen with Salman Khan on the big night, took to the 290-metre-long Ferrari World go-karting track. South Indian cinema star Tamannah Bhatia, meanwhile, took time off to visit the world’s largest and most expansive marine life aquarium, Seaworld Abu Dhabi.
And the more adventurous Nora Fatehi checked out the world’s fastest roller-coaster ride at Ferrari World.
The two-day star-studded event saw a galaxy of celebrities, from A.R. Rahman to Salman Khan, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan, to actors Vicky Kaushal, Taapsee Pannu, Sara Ali Khan and Ananya Panday, and singing stars Yo Yo Honey Singh, Neha Kakkar, Tanishk Bagchi, Zarah S. Khan, Asees Kaur, Ash King and Kusha Kapila, in their element.