It was just days back that we brought to you that Salman Khan's Da-Bangg tour to Nepal was creating quite the stir as a splinter faction of the CPN-Maoist Center expressed serious reservations over the musical show saying that it amounts to 'expansion of cultural intervention on Nepali soil'. The Maoist party in Nepal had demanded the cancellation of the musical show which was also to feature stars like Sonakshi Sinha and Prabhudeva, other than Salman.
Sohail Khan's production house along with their partner organiser from Nepal had even set up a press conference to confirm the arrival of Salman for the tour. Some top Nepalese artists and 110 other singers and dancers from Bollywood were also expected to be part of the show. An audience of 30,000 was expected to attend the show while the tickets were priced from Rs 3,000 to 30,000. The cost of the show was reported to mount Rs 50 million.
The organisers in Kathmandu have now said, "The show is just postponed for further dates and going to reschedule it very soon." The CPN-Maoist also attacked the sponsors of the show, most of them, liquor brands. "In a way, the programme is also promoting liquor which is not acceptable to us. We are against all kinds of globalisation bids," the statement said.
Well, it is yet to be seen if the tour will be rescheduled soon.