- Malaika was to reportedly perform at an event in Australia
- Malaika reportedly cancelled it just minutes before boarding the flight
- Malaika cancelled it on the basis of non-payment
Actress Malaika Arora reportedly cancelled a show last-minute, reported mid-day. The actress was to reportedly perform at a fashion event in Australia earlier this week and fly off to the island country on Wednesday but she apparently changed her mind moments before taking the flight to Australia. According to the report, Malaika decided to drop out of the event after the organisers failed to oblige to the financial commitments made during the deal. "The organisers had promised to pay her the full amount before Wednesday. Since they did not honour their commitment, Malaika declined to go. It was a fair and professional call taken by her," a source close to the actress told mid-day.
Meanwhile, Malaika's performance at the event appears to have beeen an eagerly awaited one as the executive passes were already sold out, stated the report. "Passes for the VVIP, VIP, Gold and Silver tables of the Denim & Diamonds event were already sold."
The source told mid-day that Malaika waited till the last minute for the payment to arrive but had no other option but to cancel on short notice when it didn't: "While she was set for the performance till Tuesday, she called it off the next day, few minutes before she was to board the flight."
When the actress was asked to corroborate if the event was cancelled due to financial issues with the organisers, Malaika attributed it to "misunderstanding" and said the event has been pushed to another date. "Yes, there was some misunderstanding, but it has been ironed out, and the event has been rescheduled," mid-day quoted her as saying.
However, the organisers described the whole scenario as unfortunate, adding there was no fuss from Malaika's end. "The event got cancelled due to various reasons. There was no issue from the celebrity's end. It's just bad luck and we will plan the event again soon," said one of the event managers.
Malaika Arora is best known for her stunning dance numbers in films like Dil Se, Dabangg and Housefull 2. On the small screen, she was last seen as a host-judge on reality show India's Next Top Model.
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