It was touted to be that rare award event that actor Aamir Khan, known to shun awards, agreed to attend. The actor was slated to unveil the wax statue of the legendary pioneer of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke at an awards event on Thursday, but for some reason did not turn up. It was then left to the organisers to get actor Amitabh Bachchan to bail them out at the last minute.
Prior to the event, much was written about the actor conceding to be a part of the the awards event, to unveil the wax statue of Dadasaheb Phalke. According to reports, the actor planned to attend the event, apparently stated that he would be thereonly to unveil the statue and for half-an-hour only. But on the day of the event, onlookers were surprised to see Amitabh doing the unveiling, and Aamir missing.
Informs a source, “Aamir was supposed to arrive at the event, but at the last moment he chose to cancel it. It put the organisers in a big fix. They then had to approach Amitabh at the last moment, and he was gracious enough to agree anddo the unveiling.”
Confirming the development, the organisers informed, “Yes, Aamir was supposed to come, but he backed out at the last moment. We have his mails confirming his attendance at the event. But at the last minute he informed that he won’t be able to make it. He told us that he has some last minute dubbing to do because of which he could not come.”
When contacted to know Aamir’s side of the story, his spokesperson said, “No Aamir did not confirm his presence at the event. So there’s no question of him skipping the event.”