Aamir backs out; Big B comes to rescue

Last Updated: May 05, 2012, 11:15 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: He is known to shun all award ceremonies, so when the news of Aamir Khan agreeing to attend the Dadasaheb Phalke Awards came in, everyone was surprised. But in spite of confirming, Aamir backed out at the last moment and Amitabh Bachchan bailed the organizers out at the last moment.

Aamir had agreed to unveil the wax statue of Dadasaheb Phalke and stay at the event only for half an hour. But on the day of the event, those attending found Aamir conspicuous by his absence. Instead of Aamir Khan, Mr Bachchan unveiled the statue.

Speaking to DNA, a source said, “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 and do the unveiling.”

The organizers confirmed the news and said, “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.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson at Aamir’s office said, “No Aamir did not confirm his presence at the event. So there’s no question of him skipping the event.”