Just in a week, the Bollywood will land in Auckland to enthral New Zealanders with power-packed performances and full-on entertainment.
The countdown has begun, and the preparations are now in the final stage. With only a week to go, the organisers are all set and looking after the minutest of the details of the show.
Taking the lead on event management, Deepa Sen of RS Promotions says that this is going to be the biggest Bollywood production ever.
“We are not calling it the biggest show only because it is our show, but because it has officially been declared so by Ticketmaster. They have confirmed that Da Bangg has sold the most number tickets for any Bollywood show ever in the country,” she told Indian Weekender.
“Not just that, the project manager of the show has also said that this is the biggest and craziest set-up they have ever done for a Bollywood show. So clearly, that tells us what this show is going to be like. If you miss it, you are missing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” she added.
Ms Sen is also constantly in touch with the choreography team in India and says that the stars are rehearsing day and night for the show. Recently, Sonakshi Sinha and Maniesh Paul shared their practice videos on their Instagram handles.
Talking about the show’s preparation in Auckland Ms Sen said that the lighting would be the best part of the show and it would be very different from what Bollywood lovers have seen in New Zealand. The grand stage, multiple LED screens, the extraordinary lighting arrangement will surely take this show to another level, she says.
Apart from the arrangements made in New Zealand, the Da Bang team are bringing a large number of props and costumes from India too.
Ms Sen says that there will be a lot of interaction and engagement with the audience as well.
“Those who are coming for the show won’t just be spectators. Rather they all will actually get to be a part of the experience. We have made special arrangements to give everyone that unique experience. But you’ll have to be there to know what it is,” she says.
Lead by megastar Salman Khan, who is returning to New Zealand after two decades, the tour features superstar BipashaBasu, Prabhu Deva, Sonakshi Sinha, Badshah, Maniesh Paul and Daisy Shah hence making for the biggest Bollywood cast to star in a live show.
The stars will be accompanied by more than 100 crew members which include dancers, choreographers, make-up artists among others and will arrive in Auckland on Thursday, April 20.
The huge stage and venue set-up at Vector Arena will begin on Wednesday, April 19. An exclusive meet and greet with the entire star cast for the sponsors and Da Bangg contest winners will be held on Thursday. During the show, one lucky person will get a chance to win a Being Human t-shirt, autographed by Salman Khan especially for New Zealanders.
“Salman was kind enough to sign a Being Human t-shirt for his fans in New Zealand. He wrote ‘Kia Ora NZ’ on it and personalised it for us. We’ll be announcing the winner of that autographed t-shirt on the day of the show. It would be a big takeaway for one of the concert-goers.”
Talking about other promotions, Ms Sen said that the results of currently-running ‘Selfie le le re’ promo will be announced on Saturday, April 15. The winner will get and exclusive pass to the meet and greet event, an upgrade to the VIP tickets of the show and other goodies.
Meanwhile, as we all prepare for the grand welcome of the megastar Salman Khan, Indian Weekender is delivering your personal welcome messages to the man himself on a life-size welcome card. If you want us to deliver yours too, visit our website or go to bit.ly/2nZwmiz and submit your messages before April 16 and we will make sure that your love and affection for your superstar reaches him.
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