By Summun Jafri This past weekend, hundreds of people as well as Bollywood's biggest stars came together in Vancouver, BC. The Times of India Film Awards took place on Saturday April 6th at BC Place, and celebrities such as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan, and many more were in attendance.
The TOIFA have been a controversial topic among Canadians, as they cost the city of Vancouver an estimated $11 Million to host, however in Bollywood's eyes the event was a hit, as hundreds of people participated and 400 Million viewers were expected to tune in to the awards.
Notable winners of the night include the film Barfi! which swept up five awards, as well as best actor Ranbir Kapoor, and best actress Prianka Chopra.
On Friday those in town for the awards also had the opportunity to attend the TOIFA Technical Awards dinner as well as designer Manish Malhotra's presentation celebrating 100 years of Indian Cinema and Trendsetting Fashion.