IPL 6: Expensive Jennifer Lopez out, Pitbull in
India's Premier League dropped Hollywood pop diva Jennifer Lopez from performing at the opening ceremony of the sixth season of IPL due to her expensive demands. Jennifer Lopez demanded a private plane for her and her huge entourage and she too asked for hotel rooms for all those who are accompanying her including her stylists, assistants and chef.
The organizers said Jennifer’s demand to be outrageous. "The demands were outrageous. She effectively priced herself out of the event. It was idiotic because the audience for this event is huge," a source said.
However, her spokesperson denied the report and said that Jennifer Lopez has turned down the deal because of her prior commitments. They said she is busy recording an album. "She had turned down the deal because she was busy recording an album," said Lopez's spokesperson.
Last year, international singer Katy Perry dressed in Bollywood attire was roped in to perform and about 56 million people watched her performance.
Shahrukh Khan’s production house Red Chillies Entertainment was given the responsibility to organize the grand event and King Khan has roped in international rap artist Pitbull to perform alongside Katrina Kaif and Deepika Padukone.
The inaugural ceremony will be held at Salt Lake stadium in Kolkata on April 2, 2013.