Shilpa opts out of IPL grand show

Shilpa Shetty, the co-owner of Rajasthan Royals opted out at the last minute from performing at the IPL closing ceremony as she was not prepared for the act. She was to perform with the American R&B star Akon at the Indian Premier League (IPL) finals but cited lack of preparation for missing out the event.

"I was just not prepared. It was an international platform, not some village nautanki. I had to be fully ready. And I just didn't get time to rehearse. So I regretfully had to say no. But I'd rather not give anything less than my best when I'm representing my country," Shilpa said.

Shilpa rather enjoyed being a spectator and watching the final with beau Raj Kundra. "So what if my team wasn't playing. I think I'm sporting enough to enjoy the game as just a part of the audience," she added.

If not Shilpa, it was Katrina Kaif who has taken the show by storm by performing on the Oscar winning song, ‘Jai Ho’ with troupe of dancers.