NAMASTE IN­DIA, JUSTIN TELLS BELIEBERS

Cana­dian pop sen­sa­tion Justin Bieber per­forms in Mum­bai on May 10; he plans to party with Bol­ly­wood stars, and pack in her­itage and shop­ping, too

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Sa­marth Goyal sa­marth.goyal@htlive.com

Beliebers, re­joice! The golden boy of pop comes to the show­biz cap­i­tal of In­dia in May and he’s par­ty­ing for a whole week... and per­form­ing, of course. “Namaste In­dia. See you on May 10th at DY Patil Sta­dium,” said the ex­u­ber­ant mes­sage from Justin Bieber, con­firm­ing his ar­rival ex­clu­sively to us. The show at the sta­dium lo­cated in Nerul, Mum­bai, is a part of the Pur­pose World Tour 2017. Mum­bai will be one of the three Asian cities to host the Cana­dian singer’s con­certs. The other two are Tel Aviv (Is­rael) and Dubai (United Arab Emi­rates).

Ac­cord­ing to sources, Bieber will fly in with an en­tourage of 150 peo­ple, in­clud­ing backup dancers and chore­og­ra­phers. Dur­ing his planned week-long stay, the pop star is “ex­cited about do­ing the typ­i­cal touristy things”, said the source.

The or­gan­is­ers would reach out to one of the Khans of Bol­ly­wood or the Am­bani fam­ily to host a grand wel­come party for the singer, added the source.

“Apart from Mum­bai, he’ll visit New Delhi and Jaipur for some sight­see­ing. The or­gan­is­ers are putting to­gether a ten­ta­tive itin­er­ary that’ll in­clude a visit to a film set, some lo­cal shop­ping, and see­ing places of his­tor­i­cal in­ter­est, plus meet-and-greet with A-list mu­si­cians and ac­tors,” the source told us.

Tick­ets to the Justin Bieber con­cert go on sale from Fe­bru­ary 22, and are priced from `4,000.

There were re­ports ear­lier that Shailen­dra Singh, who or­gan­ises Sun­burn Fes­ti­val, was also bring­ing Bieber’s con­cert to In­dia, and that it would be sched­uled for May 19. How­ever, Ar­jun Jain, a part of an event pro­duc­tion and man­age­ment ven­ture, is the or­gan­iser of the Mum­bai show. Re­fut­ing the ear­lier re­ports, Jain said, “I’ll be the sole pro­moter of the tour. It has taken me close to six months to lock the deal.”

Apart from Mum­bai, Justin Bieber will visit New Delhi and Jaipur for some sight­see­ing, plus meet-and-greet with A-lis­ters. OUR SOURCE

I’ll be the sole pro­moter of the Bieber tour. It has taken me close to six months to lock the deal. AR­JUN JAIN, OR­GAN­ISER

PHOTO: AN­THONY HAR­VEY/GETTY IMAGES

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