Lara Dutta: Until next year

By Hindustan Times

New Delhi, June 8 -- It has been an incredibly busy week wrapping up the 11th IIFA. I had two days in Mumbai before I caught a midnight flight to Colombo. I was returning there after almost 12 years - a little apprehensive, but excited at the same time.

Driving from the airport at 6 am to the Cinnamon Grand Hotel on Galle road, I was amazed to see the heavy security on the streets of Colombo. Sri Lanka wasn't leaving anything to chance to ensure that visitors felt secure, and IIFA was its best chance to showcase its incredible hospitality. The staff of both, the Sri Lankan Airlines as well as the hotel, pulled out all stops and we were thoroughly indulged.

I had very little time to indulge, though. Boman Irani, Riteish Deshmukh and I had a dif