The much awaited event of the year the 18th International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFA) is all set to begin on July 14 in New York. Indeed, the awards night is going to be a starry affair, with the entire B-town preparing to mark their presence at the prestigious award night.
But as most of the celebs are rushing to New York for IIFA 2017, Priyanka Chopra is in a mood to give the award show a miss.
According to the media reports, PeeCee who has been in NY for a while now has flown back to India ahead of IIFA 2017.
While it is quite surprising for many that the diva is given the even a miss, the reason behind Priyanka's absence is her birthday.
Reportedly, Priyanka, who will be celebrating her 35th birthday on July 18, is planning to ring in her special day with her family back home.
She even shared a picture of herself on Instagram, revealing her birthday plans and wrote, “Summer sun calling #mumbaibound #mumbaimerijaan #birthdaytime #familynfriends”.
In fact, Priyanka even tweeted about her arrival on micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote "Vacaaaaaayyyy mode.. when everything is balanced. Nothing needs to move.. and it's ok.. nice. #mumbaibound".
Vacaaaaaayyyy mode.. when everything is balanced. Nothing needs to move.. and it's ok.. nice. #mumbaibound— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) July 12, 2017
Well, while Priyanka will be busy ringing her birthday with her family, the stage is being set for the grand event on NY.
Bollywood celebs such as Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon, etc will seen spilling their magic during IIFA 2017.
The 18th Edition of IIFA will air exclusively live on Colors from New York at 9 am.