IIFA 2017: When Salman sang Happy Birthday to Katrina

IIFA 2017: When Salman sang Happy Birthday to Katrina

Is there more than meets the eye out here?

By Ambica Sachin

Published: Fri 14 Jul 2017, 8:13 AM

Last updated: Fri 14 Jul 2017, 6:38 PM

Trust Salman 'Dabangg' Khan to hijack an event meant to celebrate all that's glitzy and glamorous in Bollywood and turn the spotlight on him and his rumoured on and off girlfriend Katrina Kaif.
In New York, on the evening of July 13, for the opening press conference of the 18th IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) Awards the duo seemingly had eyes and ears only for each other despite the presence of other actors such as Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Anupam Kher, Varun Dhawan, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon.
At a much-delayed press conference at the Metropolitan Ballroom at the Sheraton Times Square, forget the gathered media and guests who had been waiting patiently for over one and a half hours for the event to kickstart, it was Salman who stole the show.
After a prolonged felicitation of special guests and sponsors it was left to Salman to shush the evening's presenter and refer to his own boredom while admitting "out of such boredom is entertainment born."
The star guest had seemingly forgotten the date of the final IIFA event seeking senior actor Anupam Kher's help even as he joked he was bad with dates. "The only date I remember is Katrina's," he confessed tongue-in-cheek referencing to the fact the Jagga Jasoos actress's birthday was on July 16. He then went on to galvanise the entire team present on stage to sing Happy Birthday to a blushing Katrina.
Is there more than meets the eye out here or was it just a performance put out for the Bollywood crazy crowd who had assembled? 
Whatever the intentions may have been Salman managed to eject a "are-they-or-are-they-not-seeing-each-other-again" vibe into an otherwise straightforward event.
Now let the gossip begin!

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