The Kuwait police denied permission saying that the function or the event, named Festive Night, was illegal. 


As per news reports, the dance performance of the Mollywood actress was called off at the last minute after Rima got dressed for the event.


According to the sources, the event was cancelled due to certain threats that the organisers received and also due to laws prevailing in the country against such dance shows by women. 


Rima was seen very tense after that and she just sat in the audience as a spectator.  


The other artists were music director M. Jayachandran, Vijay Yesudas, Vidhu Pratap, Vijay Prakash, Sithara and Sayonora Philip performed as per schedule.