However, they were halfway to the venue when they were asked to steer their vehicle back with security issues at the mall and on the road leading to cancellation of the event.

Besides traffic snarls late evening, there were many religious processions in the area and the organizers felt it would be unsafe to host a public event there.

"When they planned the promotion, they did not foresee it would coincide with the procession day. They had a team of bouncers, but the mall authorities felt it would be difficult to manage the crowd and asked them to cancel the show. The police also requested them to call it off," said the organizers.

Bipasha and Karan were travelling in the same car and immediately did a U-turn. The film's publicist confirmed the reports.

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