In April 2013, people in Vancouver went a little crazy for Bollywood. The inaugural Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) descended upon the city, along with a bevy of Indian film celebrities ready to shop, eat and dance.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Abhishek Bachchan TOIFA Times of India Film Awards Red Carpet

From red carpet photographs to one-on-one interviews, our Jugni Style team (Joti, Daniel, Manjot, Lianne) was at the centre of the melee. But our favourite moments weren’t running into Aishwarya Rai Bachchan or Priyanka Chopra in the elevator, or going nuts at a rumoured sighting of Arjun Rampal (be still our hearts – he wasn’t even in town!).

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Left to right: Director Anurag Basu, Jugni Style marketing director Joti Dhesi, singer Hard Kaur, Jugni Style writer Daniel Pillai, Jugni Style editorial director Manjot Bains and actress Neha Dhupia.

 

It was noshing post-event at Chambar over pots of mussels; introducing Aditi Rao Hydari to the wonders of Canadian brand, Joe Fresh, during an afternoon of shopping; snacking on tuna sashimi with Aditi, actor Madhavan and our friends at Indian Summer Festival at Guu Izakaya; laughing over numerous glasses of wine at Jugni Style’s central command as Daniel cooked a scrumptious feast; and old friends partaking in the high tea ritual at Secret Garden.

Enough about our memories. Experience the excitement and fun from the TOIFA red carpet in our never-before-published gallery.

Click through to see candid shots of your favourite Bollywood celebrities doing their thing on the red carpet: Shah Rukh Khan, Gauri Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Ranbir Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Karan Johar, Neha Dhupia, Anushka Sharma, Nargis Fakhri, Asin, Aditi Rao Hydari, Chitrangada Singh, Urmila Matondkar, Jimmy Shergill and more.

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Madhavan
Madhavan
Chunky Pandey
Chunky Pandey
Singer Kavita Seth
Singer Kavita Seth
Dolly Ahluwalia
Dolly Ahluwalia
Anushka Sharma
Anushka Sharma
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Anu Kapoor
Anu Kapoor
Canadian singer Abbas Hasan
Canadian singer Abbas Hasan
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Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra
Karan Johar
Karan Johar
Singer Sunidhi Chauhan
Singer Sunidhi Chauhan
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Boman Irani
Boman Irani
Rajat Bedi and family
Rajat Bedi and family
Directors Abbas Mustan
Directors Abbas Mustan
Actors Krishna Abhishek and Kashmira Shah
Actors Krishna Abhishek and Kashmira Shah
Director Anurag Basu
Director Anurag Basu
Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Abhishek and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra
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Actor Harmen Baweja
Actor Harmen Baweja
Adita Rao Hydari
Adita Rao Hydari
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Urmila Matondkar
Urmila Matondkar
Chitrangada Singh
Chitrangada Singh
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Nargis Fakhri
Nargis Fakhri
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Miss Canada Universe 2013 Sahar Biniaz and Ruby Dhalla
Miss Canada Universe 2013 Sahar Biniaz and Ruby Dhalla
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Premier Christy Clark, her son, and choreographer Shiamak Davar
Premier Christy Clark, her son, and choreographer Shiamak Davar
Jimmy Shergill
Jimmy Shergill
Director/choreographer Prabhu Deva
Director/choreographer Prabhu Deva
Illeana D’Cruz
Illeana D’Cruz
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Asin
Asin
Zarine Khan
Zarine Khan
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Neha Dhupia
Neha Dhupia
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Mughda Godse
Mughda Godse
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Gauri Khan
Gauri Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan
Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan
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Want to see more? See our exclusive TOIFA coverage:

TOIFA Red Carpet Best and Worst Dressed
Manish Malhotra Celebrates 100 Years of Cinema at TOIFA
Abhishek Bachchan Tries to do Bhangra and Other Noteworthy Moments at TOIFA
Bollywood Celebrity Spotting in Vancouver
TOIFA Women’s Day Event with Dia Mirza
TOIFA Satya Paul + Armaan DBG Fashion Show Gallery
TOIFA Announcement with Karan Johar and Chitrangada Singh
Interview: Manish Malhotra on Making it Big
Interview: Neha Dhupia on Style and Bling
Interview: Director Anurag Basu on Making Barfi!

 

Story By: Manjot Bains  |  Photography: Lianne White