According to sources Khan decision comes in the wake of the humiliation faced by Shahrukh Khan at Newark Airport. Salman is scheduled to partake in a promotional event of his upcoming movie Wanted besides participating in an auction of his personal paintings to raise funds for charity.
Khan's decision was also propelled by the hard time being given by the US Consulate in Mumbai in approving the visa of his associates, including one of his family members, whom Salman wanted to bring along with on the promotional trip, sources said. Besides Khan, producer Boney Kapoor, Bollywood star Sridevi and Prabhu Deva were also scheduled to attend the promotional event.
Following the Shahrukh Khan episode, which attracted a lot of media publicity both in India and the US, there is a sense of reluctance among local promoters and organisers of Bollywood events to risk inviting stars, sources added.
Khan's decision has put a bug question mark before the promoters and also local organisers in cities like Chicago, Houston and Dallas who have invested a lot of effort and money in organising these events.