With sporadic showers and a controversy, IIFA, 2010, in Colombo lacked the starpower it had hoped to kick off with.
There was the press conference everybody was waiting for and then there was yes, a fashion show! IIFA ambassador Salman Khan walked with actress Sonakshi Sinha and Sri Lankan hottie, Jacqueline Fernandes helped showcase local design by Yoland and Kanchana. Also presenting their designs were Manish Malhotra and Vikram Phadnis.
A wonderful surprise greeted fans as Sri Lankan cricketer Kumara Sangakara hit the ramp alongside Jacqueline Fernandes and also spoke about how his country needed all the help it can get.
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