Shah Rukh Khan cancels shows in Germany, Spain

Mumbai, Oct 15 (IANS) Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has cancelled three live song-and-dance shows, part of his Temptation Reloaded world tour, scheduled in Germany this week, leading to arguments between the tour's Indian sponsor and the agent in Germany.

"The German promoters, SensAsian Media Ltd, to whom we gave the contract for promotion, venue booking, etc have breached the contract and that is why we have cancelled the show," Mohammed Morani, director of event management firm Cineyug told IANS.

SensAsian Media Ltd has said no reason was given for the cancellation.

Cineyug was sponsoring the tour.

"We have also cancelled the Spain tour because just having a show in Spain would have been a costly affair," added Morani.

Shah Rukh was to have compered and performed with his cast at a glittering theatrical show on Friday night in Berlin, followed by performances Saturday in Munich and Sunday in Frankfurt.

"Cancelling three concerts with about 10,000 tickets sold at the last minute is rudeness to the fans," said SensAsian Media Ltd in a statement distributed by a Frankfurt public-relations agency.

The company claims Shah Rukh's lawyer informed them through a letter that the actor was not available for the "Temptation Reloaded 2008" tour and no reason was given.

But SensAsian Media Ltd confirmed there had been disputes during earlier negotiations with the star's agent.

Tickets to the shows cost up to 150 Euros. Bollywood movies have developed a small but loyal fan following in Germany.

After a successful Temptation world tour in 2005, Shah Rukh launched his Temptation Reloaded tour in June this year in Rotterdam, Holland. The star was joined by Arjun Rampal, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Dandekar and Ganesh Hedge.

According to the reports, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Malaika Arora and Kareena Kapoor were also expected to join him at different venues.

In 2005 young singer Shweta Pandit joined Shah Rukh on the tour and this time female rapper Hard Kaur was roped in to be a part of the troupe.

Earlier Katrina Kaif was also a part of the troupe, but after his spat with Salman Khan on Katrina's birthday, Shah Rukh dropped her from the tour.

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