With tremendous love & affection to all our
fans in Germany, we, Red Chillies International Limited (RCIL) would
like to clarify our situation with reference to the German leg of
the "Temptation Reloaded Tour 2008". With a very heavy
heart and great regret, we announce that we are unable to participate
in the said shows which was to be held at Berlin (Velodrom) on 17th
October 2008, Munich (Zenith Die Kulturhalle ) on 18th October 2008,
& Frankfurt (Festhalle) on 19th October 2008 due to irreparable
breach of contract on the part of promoter Sensasian Media Ltd.
Sensasian Media Ltd is represented through its
promoter Syed Qasim Ali who had approached RCIL to organize shows
at Germany. RCIL as an Organizer agreed to enter into a contract
with Sensasian Media Ltd and under the Agreement Dated 1st August
2008, the promoter at his free will agreed to perform all its duties
and obligations with dedication and commitment.
Unfortunately RCIL is now faced with a situation
where even the basic requirements of staging the show have not been
met by the promoter, leaving us with no choice and alternative.
Infact till date the venues of Berlin & Munich remain partly
unpaid by Sensasian Media. The rent for Velodrom, the venue for
the very first show, had not been paid for by the promoter as per
an email dated 13th October 2008 from the
venue manager making very clear the malafide & frivolous intentions
of the promoter. Prior to the first show, the production companies
have not been paid by the promoter (as per an email
dated 7th October 2008 ). The hotels for the artists and crew
have not been paid the air-tickets for a 70 member plus strong crew
have not been issued .The artist remuneration remains unpaid too
despite several reminders.. The promoter failed to arrange for the
basic infrastructure that would be required to conduct the said
event. We ask, where would the Artist perform without a stage and
venue? Where would the Artist and Crew stay without a confirmation
for the Hotel? How Would the Artist crew, technicians and dancers
come without the air-tickets? The promoter's intention was only
to play with the sentiments of the German fans and bag their monies
from ticket sales without making payments to secure basic infrastructure
to have the said shows.
The Promoter, at every stage of his default promised
to remedy his default and make payments constantly assuring the
organisers of his intention to promote the said event. On 29th September
2008 by his email the promoter stated that
if he does not make payments by 6th October 2008 we are not bound
to participate in the shows. The promoter backed out of the shows
at the last minute on 13th October 2008 leaving the organizers helpless
and disappointed. If the promoter had let his intentions of not
promoting the said event be known to the organizers with sufficient
notice the organizers would have attempted to make their own alternate
arrangements to be there with their fans.
Promoter had no intentions to promote the said
event and has falsely claimed that the organizers have backed out
of the said event when the fact and the truth is that he, with an
intention to cause disrepute and with ulterior motive, Mr. Ali has
defaulted in his commitments and obligations. In case the promoter's
intentions were fair and he wanted the German fans to not be let
down he would have ensured that the most basic arrangements were
made for the Artists to come down to Germany for the tour and the
venues and production for the shows would have been booked and paid
The Artists and Crew who were all set to come and
perform for their loved ones in Germany are most disappointed. Each
and every Artist and Crew member had invested so much time, energy
and dedication in preparing each act and performance and because
of one man`s false commitment they were unable to display the same.
The organisers also spent considerable amount of non-refundable
monies making the above arrangements and preparing a show for their
dear German Fans.
We understand that each and every fan of the performing
Artists is disheartened with the cancellation of the show. RCIL
today can only assure them that they shall be there with their fans
as soon as possible. RCIL promises to all the fans that it shall
not let go of the man who played so viciously with the emotions
of thousands of people and has already started a legal recourse
against the promoter.
RCIL has setup a website - 'www.temptationreloaded.com'
where the fans and public at large can view all the correspondence
they have exchanged with the Promoter including the above mentioned
emails. This is to ensure that the fans
that have paid to watch the show are fully aware that RCIL, the
artists and the rest of the crew of Temptation Reloaded have constantly
made their most sincere efforts to ensure the successful staging
of this truly world class spectacle but Sensasian Media by their
breach made it impossible for the shows to materialise .