Heritage and a high table for Bieber
Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber’s maiden concert in India (in Mumbai), as a part of his Purpose World Tour, is easily one of the hottest (pun intended) events happening in May this year. While the concert takes place on May 10, sources tell us that the 23-yearold singer-songwriter will come to India on May 7.
“Justin Bieber will arrive in Mumbai a few days prior to his show, on a private jet after his performance in Dubai (on May 6),” informs a source. On his arrival, Bieber will receive a traditional Indian welcome. A welcome ceremony with folk dancers is also being planned.
The first day of the visit will give Bieber the taste of Indian cuisine from 29 states. Butlers from Rajasthan are being flown in. “Traditional gold- and silver-plated thalis are being customised, with Bieber and his entourage members’ names embedded on the plates in Devanagari script,” says the source.
Later, the singer plans to attend a black-tie boxing night. Celebrities expected to attend the event include Arjun Rampal, Tiger Shroff, Malaika Arora Khan and Sunny Leone. The event’s after-party will continue into the wee hours of the night with DJ Aqueel and Mr. Right at the DJ consoles.
The third day is all reserved for sightseeing. “The hotspots include the Gateway of India, Kala Ghoda, and Mani Bhavan, showcasing a mix of heritage and history,” informs the source. Discussions regarding a party to be hosted by the Ambanis is under way.
Following the gig on May 10, Bieber will move up north. Apart from visiting New Delhi and the city monuments, he also plans to visit Jaipur. As with almost every tourist, a trip to the Taj Mahal is a must for the singer. “The fifth and sixth day will entail a visit to New Delhi and Jaipur and a definite trip to the Taj Mahal,” the source tells us.