Indian Premier League (IPL) Season 4 is going ahead with the IPL parties and even the IPL Fashion Shows, which was just a sham to show bare legs to frustrated and deprived guys who bought Rs. 50K tickets to watch the match and follow it up with a party and a leg-show.
BCCI banned the IPL Parties but now as per sources, Vijay Mallya is doing the parties under his company banner and to beat the BCCI’s stipulation, the parties are only for invitees and players aren’t coerced to attend. But it’s without doubt that Royal Challengers will have to be there because it’s their team-owners bash.
Besides the parties, fashion shows will be held yet again to titillate the guests but after IPL 3 fashion shows managed and organised by Mehr and Arjun Rampal where the shows were only for voyeuristic pleasures (As 18.104.22.168/~fashions/ exposed it then), no good designers are willing to participate. Last season Rampals got Rs.15 Crore from buddy and tainted former IPL Chairman, Lalit Modi to host the shows but Mehr got most of the designers for free. This season Prasad Bidappa, Mallya’s old loyalist is doing the shows.
Bidappa called up many designers to participate in these shows at IPL 4 but most asked to be paid but Bidappa said that funds aren’t there so he can’t pay them but assured great publicity. But designers after last years debacle turned down the offer. The only designer who has agreed to show is Samant Chauhan.