After being a long drawn festivity breathing effervescence, this IPL 2 gala came to an end yesterday. All eyes were set to witness when the curtains were drawn to what has been a uniquely exhilarating experience where sultry siren Shilpa Shetty was supposed to perform with the American R&B star Akon. But she ditched & how! The southern beauty & co-owner with beau Raj Kundra of the IPL team Rajasthan Royals took a stanch to opt out at the last minute as she was running short of time to set the act in place.
Reports say that at an international platform, she did not wish to present anything less than her best when representing her country India. Due to lack of rehearsals, she regretfully backed out but continued to cheer on as a spectator at the finals.
On the other side, Bollywood bombshell Katrina Kaif, who was also to perform at IPL, represented showbiz firepower in full force, joined reggae music legend Eddy Grant as he sang his anti-apartheid hit 'Gimme Hope Jo'anna'. Alas! Our hopes to watch Shipa's performance powering quite a punch along with the showbiz bounty were clean bowled this time round!