Those ‘legs & tits’ show, which is passed on as IPL Fashion Shows at IPL Nights costed the IPL Exchequer a whopping Rs. 15 Crores. Hard to believe? Well that’s the amount given out from IPL’s exchequer to Mehr Jesia Rampal to host the ‘fashion shows’ at the post match IPL Nights bashes.Guess if you have friends at high places, you can rake in the moolah. Mehr Rampal bagged the deal where IPL didn’t sent out proposal to invite bids. Since IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi is dishing out lucrative contracts to friends and relatives, Rampals thought of encashing too. Rampals are close to SRK and SRK’s closeness to Lalit Modi is known to all. Resultant Mehr Rampal bags a lucrative deal of Rs. 15 Crores. I mean what are her credentials as a show organisor? Yes, she’s a former model and has choreographed few shows but then is that enough? Would she have bagged the deal if bids were entertained from others too?
A huge event like the WIFW costs approximately Rs. 6-7 Crores and it has 130 partcipating designers, 50 plus ramp shows, 130 plus designer stalls, numerous lounges and a huge outlay on tenting facilities. The IPL fashion shows are not paying a dime to the designers. All that one can think of expenses are the model fees, fee to the makeup artists and a cost of a very-very basic ramp, light and sound. So you can imagine the kind of money Ms Rampal is making. She’s literally hit the jackpot.