However, the latest we hear is that Salman is out of the event and Bipasha Basu has been asked to perform in his place for the New Years Eve. It is said that the sponsors could not afford Salman's price. In spite of having several discussions with Salman for the last ten days over the price Salman did not agree to compromise on his price.
Actually it is said that the sponsors had made a deal of Rs.3.5 crores with the organisers, therefore they had agreed to pay Salman the said amount but after lots of talks they finally agreed to pay Salman the price of Rs.2 crores on which Salman refused flatly. Whether brothers Arbaaz, Sohail and Malaika would still perform or not is unknown.
In all it is said that Bipasha has been convinced to perform with a price of Rs.1 crore, whereas last year she had performed at J.W. Mariott for just Rs.90 lakhs for a 30 minute performance.