By Goher Iqbal Punn, Film Critic & Entertainment Analyst, Showbiz Bites
Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone much-awaited movie of the year Happy New Year is going gaga in every sense of the word. The movie has created mammoth buzz already among the filmgoers and in the media. Every eye is focused to wait for the release. The hype and hoopla is quite high for the movie and promotional activities are on real high note. The makers leave no stone unturned to generate a big publicity for the film and there is no doubt, the film has already generated quite a big buzz for itself prior to release.
Since it is megastar Shah Rukh Khan’s film, the fans are desperate to watch it on big screen. But for this to happen, they still have to wait. Till then, the makers endow the fans with interesting content from the film such as trailers, songs, pictures and much more. And now the film’s promotional work has reached to other parts of the world, where the starcast and film crew do everything lavishly to make this fiesta evergreen and noticeable.
The team has reached in the U.S. where they performed in Houston, New Jersey and quite recently in Washington D.C. The Slam! Tour, as the tour has been labeled, performed at Jiffy Live. The tour includes Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora Khan, Farah Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and vocalists Yo Yo Honey Singh and Kanika Kapoor. They all set the stage on fire with their respective lively gigs. The auditorium was jam packed.
The show was opened with Vivaan performance on the SLAM track by Ram Sampath. Then the dusky-leggy beauty Deepika Padukone came on stage with her sizzling performances on Titli and Aahu Aahu. Show’s best performance was ofcourse of Shah Rukh Khan, the central attention and attraction of all and sundry out there, who entered with catchy style on aerial cable and then shook the legs on his famed numbers Chammak Challo, Aankhe, Kaali Kaali, Don and Suraj Hua Maddham. Abhishek Bachchan rapped his famous track Ek Main Aur Ek Tu Hai and then presented his gig on coveted songs Kajrare, Desi Girl, Maa Da Ladla and Nandu Bhede from Happy New Year.
Boman Irani and Farah Khan then performed on a special medley which made the audiences laugh. Malaika Arora Khan too performed on Devil song from Salman Khan’s movie ‘Kick’. Then Spnu Sood joined her for Munni Badnam Hui later. Deepika again stepped on stage to perform on Happy New Year’s Lovely song and then shook the hips on other numbers such as Angrezi Beat, Pichkari and Tu Hi Din Chade. Both Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone then showed their romantic chemistry on Satrangi Re.
Other performances were from Yo Yo Honey Singh and Kanika. Yo Yo performed on Char Bottle Vodka, Blue Hai Paani, Tere Town Main and then Lungi Dance. Shah Rukh Khan came on stage to join him and then called Abhishek, Vivaan, Boman and Sonu on stage also.
The tour will now perform in cities such as Chicago (26th September), Vancouver in Canada on 27th September and then San Jose on 28th September respectively. After performing there, the tour will land in the UK to perform at The O2 Arena in London on 5th October.
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