Hope-2007 has dashed the hopes of many. It was planned as a grand spectacle of Bollywood stars making appearance to the gyrating hips on the stage and in gallery. But the hopes dashed like a pack of cards.
What happened? Flash Forward Communications (FFC for short), a city-based event organizing company planned big. It contracted Salman Khan, Diya Mirza and others from Bollywood to appear in Hope-2007 that was to be held at Netaji Indoor Stadium last evening.
But that was not to be. FFC acted a bit too smart. Going by newspaper reports, it did not pay the Bollywood stars the requisite fees in order for them to perform in the city, because the FFC planners thought they would pay the stars with the proceedings from evening’s ticket sale.
It’s clear that the event had ‘failure’ written all over it. It had to fail simply because no performing artiste worth his/her name will ever agree to come on stage unless they are paid the sum they ask in advance.
It’s a case of being too clever by half. No wonder, the organizers have been arrested by the police for cheating people by selling tickets despite knowing that the stars wouldn’t turn up.