Salman fails to bend like Beckham
Bekham, Rooney and Rosicky have spoiled the Bollywood party in UK. With the onset of high adrenaline FIFA World Cup in Germany, the organizers of the Wembley leg of Rockstars Concert had to cancel the last show due to paucity of ticket sales. After attaining reasonable success in several cities in US, the show in Birmingham didn't live up to the hype either. With stars like Salman Khan, John Abraham, Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Mallika Sherawat, Esha Deol and Zayed Khan, the shows were expected to be chartbusters. But the UK leg didn't live up to the expectations.
Right from the beginning, the Rockstars tour (In USA, Canada and UK) had been infested with troubles. Shows in Calgary and Orlando were cancelled due to no clear reason. In the Birmingham show, the arena capacity was 18000 but only 2000 people were present. While for the London show only 300 tickets were sold so the organizers decided to cancel it.
Another version doing the rounds is the issue of non-payment to artistes. Artistes are sometimes paid in bulk for four to five shows at a time or individually paid before every show. If they are not paid before the show as per the agreement, they have the right to refuse to perform. The Rockstars shows have been organized by the Morani brothers, Sohail Khan and Bunty Walia. All of them were unavailable for comment. According to a news channel, Salman Khan is being paid a huge sum of Rs 15 crore for the entire package.