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TOIFA Vancouver: Bollywood Celebrity Sightings

We've been camped out at TOIFA waiting to cross paths some of Bollywood's biggest celebrities. From big-name fashion designer Manish Malhotra to hot, young stars like Nargis Fakhri, Aditi Rao Hydari and former Miss Universe Neha Dhupia, here's a peek at the celebrities we spotted in Vancouver during the awards.
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Breaking Down TOIFA Vancouver: Was It Worth It?

Everybody had a good time at the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA), but that wasn't the real reason the Clark government cut an $11 million cheque to bring TOIFA to Vancouver. She argued it was an investment for a future economic payday. Critics argued it was to give her a platform to woo South Asian voters before B.C.'s May election. The B.C. Liberals viewed TOIFA as a box of ladoos (Indian sweets) they could deliver to hungry ethnic voters. Instead, it turned into a political grenade in their hands.
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PHOTOS: Bollywood Stars In Vancouver

VANCOUVER - BC Place Stadium was awash with glitter, gold, and colourful saris as Vancouver rolled out its red carpet for some of the biggest names in Indian cinema.The who’s who of Bollywood gathered...
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Bollywood Fever Hot In Vancouver

Hundreds of fans were once again camped out at Vancouver International Airport on Friday for a chance to see some of the biggest stars in the Bollywood film industry arrive for Saturday's award show,...
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TOIFA Concert: Music And More Scrutiny

When the lights went down, and the volume came up, audiences got serious about listening. I am no expert head-counter, but I would estimate that an hour after the show began, about 80 per cent of bums were in seats. Not a sellout after all. But not the disaster political critics were predicting. Still, when taxpayer money is on the line, scrutiny is rightly intense.