Despite a knee injury giving him trouble, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan made sure the lack of top stars did not dim the dazzle at the IIFA night here, charming the audience with his presence and witty one-liners.
Shahrukh, who was seen walking with a slight limp ever since he landed here for the IIFA weekend, was greeted by hysterical fans wherever he went.
Despite the awards ceremony starting nearly two hours late, audiences lapped up Shahrukh Khan, described in the local media as a Brad Pitt calibre star, the minute he was on stage with hosts Boman Irani and Riteish Deshmukh.
He joked with the duo, hosting the IIFA awards for the 4th time, told them they were bad hosts and gave them tips on how to do a better job.
The more than 20,000 crowd did not even mind the silly jokes of Boman and Riteish, as long they could see Shahrukh Khan in person for most of the time.
Shahrukh Khan was attending the IIFA after a gap of six years and also walked away with the best actor trophy.
In fact, Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, who won the best actress award, were the only two stars from the list of nominees in both categories who were present at the event.
Shahrukh Khan also danced to the tunes of his own film songs, as also on the Aamir Khan hit 'Aati kya khandala' and a song from Salman Khan starrer Dabangg.
Though his moves were considerably scaled down due to his knee injury, he compensated for it with his humourous one liners and jokes, telling the fans that the best dance steps were conceived in Bollywood when the actors were in pain, like when he filmed "shava shava" with an upset stomach.