NEWS: The recent news of Salman Ali’s no-show this weekend in South Africa has left thousands of eager fans angry. Health concerns around the coronavirus outbreak is the reason behind Salman Ali’s no-show this weekend say the organizers Panache Promotions & Events and Esquire Technologies.
Following the last-minute revelation, those fans who purchased tickets solely for their chance to see Salman Ali, have opted to cancel their tickets to the scheduled shows in Durban this evening and in Johannesburg. The demand and popularity of Salman Ali spread quickly as shot to stardom after his unique smoky voice went platinum performing the song ‘Awara’ with vocalist Muskaan for the Salman Khan starrer ‘Dabangg 3.’
Anger has flared from both the organizer’s part as well as fans on social media yesterday as Muhammed Mayet lashed out at one ticket-holder.
Michelle Maharaj Muhammed Mayet no, coronavirus did however and India was part of it. As a promoter u should not retaliate each time and understand how a frustrated patron feel. As I chose to buy tickets to see salman Ali not Ankush . My kids wanted to see him. U as a promoter added Ankush and is quite happy as ur show is going on but what about us the loyal patrons we are sad .Upset fan responds to promoters criticism
We want our money back say Salman Ali fans.
Ticketing service Computicket has confirmed the no-show of Salman Ali has seen a high volume of refunds requested from many disappointed fans. According to Computicket call-centre staff, refunds for the Panache Promotions and Esquire Technologies event will take approximately five to seven working days to reflect on your bank statement.
Upset fans have taken to social media demanding answers and wanting to have their tickets refunded.
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According to the event organizers, Salman Ali and a band member were refused travel this week after they exhibited signs of having the flu. This comes in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept across the globe.
The replacement act ‘Indian Idols 10’ Ankush Bhardwaj was revealed soon after news of Ali’s no-show had gone viral.
If you have booked online but if you have purchased your tickets via a store you will be able to have your money refunded immediately. Ticket holders are requested to contact Computicket Customer Care Centre on +27 (0)11 340 8000 or 0861 915 8000 for their refunds.