Dubai, get ready for 'Da-Bangg: The Tour-Reloaded' with Salman Khan
Actor-director Sohail Khan at the Khaleej Times office.
Dubai - Sohail Khan flies into Dubai to announce the highly entertaining Bollywood dance-music extravaganza featuring Salman Khan and others.
By Arti Dani
Published: Wed 23 Jan 2019, 5:31 PM
Last updated: Tue 29 Jan 2019, 3:26 PM
Make sure that you have no intention of nodding off during the 'Da-Bangg: The Tour-Reloaded' live concert in Dubai on March 15 because Bollywood superstar Salman Khan will notice you, no matter where you are sitting, and he will do everything within his power to ensure you are up and dancing in no time! This was revealed to us by the concert's director Sohail Khan who came down to the Khaleej Times office for a press conference to announce details of the upcoming show.
"I remember it was in Manchester, we did a great show, and something was bothering Salman. I asked him what happened. He said that a man sitting on the 16th row, on the seventh seat, is sleeping. I told him there are 16,000 people at the show, and you have come to Manchester after many years, and you should enjoy that fact. But he was concerned about that one guy who was sleeping. I was shocked that he is such a big entertainer, but he was still concerned how that one man was not getting entertained by him! And then when he went for the second act, he stopped the music and requested those around the sleeping man to wake him up. That poor man was dazzled! Once he woke up, he got so excited that he stood up on his chair and danced for the entire show! It was shocking for me to understand how superstars think so differently than us," revealed Sohail.
Sohail Khan announces the 'Da-Bangg: The Tour-Reloaded' Dubai concert at the Khaleej Times office in Al Quoz on Wednesday afternoon, alongside Suhail Abdul Latif Galadari, Director, Khaleej Times, and other concert organisers, Adil Jagmagia, Azhar Qasmi, Pragna Vaya and Jordy Patel.
After Salman Khan announced the arrival of 'Da-Bangg: The Tour-Reloaded' to Dubai on his Instagram, his fans in the UAE have been eagerly waiting for more details about the live concert featuring the biggest stars of Bollywood. After entertaining the Indian diaspora in London, Hong Kong, Auckland, Melbourne, US and Canada, the tour is finally coming to the UAE.
The galaxy of stars including superstar Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonakshi Sinha, Prabhudeva, Daisy Shah, Guru Randhawa, and Manish Paul are all set to dazzle this March 15th at Dubai Festival City Mall, South Festival Bay for 'Da-Bangg: The Tour-Reloaded' where the stars will dance to the greatest hits from the Hindi film industry.
Suhail Abdul Latif Galadari, Director, Khaleej Times, with Pakistani actor Saud during the Da-Bangg press conference in Dubai.
Go there expecting a big budget production with choreographed dance numbers, pyrotechnics, LED backdrops, aerial acts, fire show, costume changes galore and world-class cuisine. The event is presented by Orbit Events & Promotions, Sohail Khan Entertainment, JA Events who are directors of the show and Sunglow Entertainment. The event is managed, scripted, and directed by Sohail Khan Entertainment and JA Events. Dubai fans will also have the opportunity to dance with the Ek Tha Tiger superstar on stage.
The tour is named after Salman Khan's hit film from 2010 Dabangg.
Sohail revealed that there is intense preparation that goes behind the show that features some of the biggest stars from the industry. "We have been doing this show for a long time now, and that's why it has a big following. It is a big show, and we have a lot of responsibility. Those three hours are very stressful for us. Because when it comes to movies, we can always go for retakes if something goes wrong, but over here we cannot go back in time or undo the wrong, hence we try to prepare ourselves as much as we can. There's a lot of effort that goes in for the coordination of the show. No matter how much you practice, you never know what mess might happen in those three hours. Those three hours are the most responsible hours for us.
Mohamed Yahya Kazi Meeran, Director and Group Chief Executive Officer, Galadari Brothers, welcomes Bollywood actor Sohail Khan to the Khaleej Times office.
"When you see the show, you will understand that the light and sound are of high quality. Of course, we have prominent artists, but we focus on giving an overall excellent experience. Even I get mesmerised when I see the Da-Bangg show!"
He also added that they regularly update the show with new concepts and ideas. They also ensure there is an element of local culture involved in each show. "We try to tweak the show according to the location. We keep on upgrading the show. Katrina wants to do something new for the Dubai show. There are a lot of changes for this show."
Sohail has a special request for UAE fans; he wants the audience to stay away from their mobile phones during the show. "When we were in America, and we were traveling through different states, what I noticed was that Salman Khan was right in front of people and yet they were watching him through their phone (while recording the show). I think this phone is the most stupid thing ever made! We have come all the way for the show, and people are watching him on their phone! I would request those coming for the Dubai show to enjoy the show without their phones. Yes, record it for a while for the memory but don't spend the entire time staring at the phone." According to him, one can always view portions of the show on various social media and the fans should absorb the experience of seeing the show live, "because it is a different experience altogether."
Sohail concluded: "Every actor, be it Salman or anyone else I have worked with, they have a thirst to grow as an actor. They are constantly learning. They are also very sharp."
Do you want to dance with Salman Khan on stage?
Kids of age group 6 to 15 years can audition under the junior category whereas 15+ can audition under the senior category for a chance to dance with Salman Khan during the Da-Bangg concert in Dubai. The jury based selection will start from February 22 onwards at Dubai Festival City Mall. To participate for the audition go to www.orbiteventsuae.com. Call 0569936234 for more details
Why Sohail Khan isn't on Instagram
"I make sure to give my 100 per cent to my work and family, and I honestly don't like to share everything about my life. I don't even like smartphones. I find it strange that people post things and then some random people can like or dislike it. I don't understand the 'fundas' of social media. I have seen people changing because of social media as they get so carried away by the likes and comments. They start living for other people who have no connection with them."
When: March 15
Gates open: 7pm
The show starts at 9pm
Venue: Dubai Festival City Mall, South Festival Bay
Tickets are available at dubai.platinumlist.net