Year after year, the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) opening ceremonies are usually filled with energetic performances of popular Bollywood actors. This year’s opening ceremony has been that of a blunder, as after Ranveer Singh opting out of his performance, due to a shoulder injury, Parineeti Chopra will be giving the ceremony amiss as well, due to her busy schedule.

Chopra’s spokesperson released an statement that read, “Parineeti Chopra was to perform at this year’s IPL opening ceremony. She was shooting non-stop for Namaste England in Patiala and had back-to-back pre-committed endorsement commitments. So, unfortunately, she did not have enough time to rehearse in spite of her best efforts. Being a thorough professional, Parineeti spoke to Wizcraft and explained to them that she was not ok putting up a compromised performance. Wizcraft has been gracious enough to understand this and agrees with Parineeti. She would not be performing at the gala opening.”

Chopra will be seen alongside Arjun Kapoor in ‘Namaste England’, which is slated to release this December.