THEY waited for hours: some patient, some restless, some angry. But in the end they came out of the show totally blown away by SLAM – The Tour.
“I have seen hundreds of Bollywood shows, but this was surely the most entertaining. It was so good that people forgot about the delay hassles,” one concert goer told The VOICE.
The show on Saturday night was delayed by a few hours because Chicago’s busy O’Hare and Midway airports were among the hardest hit after an Illinois air traffic control center shut down after a fire and attempted suicide there Friday.
Shah Rukh Khan’s Facebook comment: “In Vancouver…SLAM may have a start delay as Chicago flights gone off schedule. Do bear with us. Der hogi Andher nahi!”
In a later comment: “Vancouver get ready to be Slammed!!! So many memories of this pretty city…desperate to do our best SLAM JAM tonite.”
Singer Yo Yo Honey Singh will not be performing for any more SLAM shows. His spokesperson said: “We regret to inform you that Honey Singh unfortunately will not be able to perform for the Slam! shows in Chicago, Vancouver and San Jose dated Sep 26, Sep 27 and Sep 28 respectively since he slipped and has injured himself. Doctors have advised him complete rest.”
SHAH Rukh Khan, the reigning star of Hindi cinema, is all set to embark on World tour with the “Happy New Year” team. He says he is doing it to entertain audiences and not for his own interest or advantage.
Madhuri Dixit, Malaika Arora Khan, singers Yo Yo Honey Singh and Kanika Kapoor will join Shah Rukh’s entourage for SLAM tour, starting September 19 in Houston.
“World tour is not a selfish show, it’s for the viewers. We are going to entertain them,” SRK told when asked about the details of the show by reporters at the music launch of “Happy New Year” Monday.
Other than SRK, the starry cast of Farah Khan’s directorial “Happy New Year” includes Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood and Vivaan Shah.
“We will be performing on songs from ‘Happy New Year’ and on our other famous songs as well. Boman and Farah will do a special performance ‘Darde disco’ with their six pack abs (laughs),” added the superstar.
Farah and Boman had romanced each other in 2012 release “Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi.”
Shah Rukh Khan will be performing in Vancouver on September 27 at the PNE Coliseum.
BOLLYWOOD superstar Shah Rukh Khan will be on stage for more than an hour on September 27 at Vancouver’s SLAM – The Tour at the PNE Coliseum. That is the longest time ever that SRK will have been on stage in any concert or world tour, said Rana Atwal, one of the show promoters, at a press conference on Saturday.
This will be the longest ever live performance at a Bollywood concert people have ever seen in North America, Atwal added.
The promoters, DBR Entertainment, announced that tickets are selling fast and people from as far as Montreal, Toronto and Halifax are coming to take in this extravaganza.
However, some of the fans are complaining that during the TOIFA celebration last year, ticket prices were reduced at the last minute and people fear that this practice will be followed this time also.
However, Atwal made it very clear that ticket prices will not be reduced no matter what. He added: “Fans should not wait to buy the tickets till the last minute in the hope that prices will be reduced. Price of the tickets will remain the same.”
Another first for a Bollywood concert in North America will be the spectacular moving LED panels as part of the light show. Extensive use of pyrotechnics and numerous special effects will be the highlights of the show and fans will experience the best in Bollywood show entertainment. What is more, promoters are donating a partial amount from the sale of tickets to BC Children’s Hospital.
Also for the first time in the history of Indian entertainment in Canada, a mainstream company has come on board to sell tickets for a Bollywood blockbuster show. Save on Foods, Canada’s premier retail outlet, is selling tickets all across Canada for SLAM-The Tour featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishekh Bachan, Malaika Arora Khan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivian Shah, Yo Yo Honey Singh and Kanika Kapoor.
When it is all about Shah Rukh Khan, extravagance is obvious. He has huge fan base and people from all communities love him. However, the Punjabi community is also eagerly waiting for the heartthrob of the youngsters, Yo Yo Honey Singh and ‘Village friend’ Sonu Sood, noted the promoters.
Other major companies that have joined hands include Thind Properties, Monarch Media ventures, AMC Insurance, Select Pizza group, Mother’s Recipe, Gits, Tej Oils, Bikaji, Frontier Bakery, and Chandan Mouth freshness products.
Tickets are available online at ticketleader.ca and sulekha.com. Tickets can be purchased in person from Patna Sweets, Mehta Video and Prince Video in Abbottsford; Shaz Video in Burnaby; Ravi Video and Kamal’s Video in Surrey; Main Video in Vancouver; from Rajdeep Sangha (604-764-0397) in West Vancouver; and select Save on Foods stores. People can also redeem Save On points to buy the tickets.
Fans can also call at 604-767-7537 for any information connected to the show.
New Delhi (IANS) After touring multiple cities in the US in September, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, some of his friends and the “Happy New Year” coterie will take to the stage in London with SLAM! THE TOUR Oct 5.
The stars will perform at London’s O2 Arena.
Choreographer-director Farah Khan, actors Deepika Padukone, Madhuri Dixit, Malaika Arora Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivaan Shah and singer Kanika Kapoor, apart from SRK will be on board for the tour.
In the US, Shah Rukh will be shaking a leg with his fans after a gap of 10 years.
“I am blessed to get a lot of love and support from people around the world. This is our way of giving this love back and thanking you all,” said Shah Rukh in a statement.
He is “super excited” about the tour, via which the team promises “an evening of love, laughter and entertainment”.
SLAM! THE TOUR will start Sep 19 at Toyota Center, Houston, then move on to Continental Arena, New Jersey; Jiffy Lube Live, Washington DC; Sears Center Arena, Chicago; Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver; and will conclude Sep 28 at SAP Center, San Jose, California, before heading to London as SLAM+ THE TOUR.
“Happy New Year”, directed by Farah Khan and produced by SRK’s Red Chillies Entertainment, is centred around six losers who set out to change their destiny.
Touted as Bollywood’s big Diwali release this year, the film promises to make the festive season ‘happier’ for fans of Hindi movies, and SRK, who will be seen on the big screen after a gap of over a year.
VANCOUVER will be the only city in Canada to host Bollywood’s biggest musical extravaganza “ SLAM The Tour” outside of India. When it is all about Shah Rukh Khan, extravagance is obvious! Being touted as one of Bollywood’s biggest tours, SLAM is evoking a very keen response from the fans .
Also for the first time in the history of Indian entertainment in Canada, a mainstream company has come on board to sell tickets for a Bollywood blockbuster show. Save on Foods, Canada’s premier retail outlet, is selling tickets all across Canada for SLAM-The Tour featuring Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Abhishekh Bachan, Malaika Arora Khan, Boman Irani, Sonu Sood, Vivian Shah ,Yo Yo Honey Singh and Kanika Kapoor. The company has also allowed customers to buy tickets by redeeming Save on More points. The response to the show has been tremendous and tickets are selling fast.
Indian cinema, popularly known around the world as Bollywood, has over the years not just entertained the Indian audiences but has also garnered a lot of love and support from audiences around the world. Keeping this in mind, the promoters have decided to donate a partial amount from the sale of tickets to BC Children’s Hospital.
The Tour kick offs on September 19 in Houston and Vancouver hosts the stars on September 27 at the PNE Coliseum.
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SHAH RUKH KHAN, informally referred to as SRK, is an Indian actor, producer, television personality and philanthropist. Referred to in the media as “Badshah of Bollywood” or “King Khan”, he has appeared in over 50 Hindi films in genres ranging from romance to action and comedies. His work in Bollywood has garnered him numerous achievements, including 14 Filmfare Awards from 30 nominations. His eighth Filmfare Best Actor Award win put him in a tie for the most in that category. The Government of India honoured him with the Padma Shri in 2005, while the Government of France awarded him the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2007 and later in 2014, the Legion of Honour, their highest civilian award for his contribution to films. He was named the second richest actor in the world in 2014, with a net worth of $600 million.
Starting his career appearing in theatre and several television series in the late 1980s, he later made his Bollywood debut in 1992 with Deewana. Early in his career, Khan was recognised for his unconventional choice of portraying negative roles in films such as Darr (1993), Baazigar (1993), and Anjaam (1994). He later rose to prominence by playing a series of roles in romantic comedies or dramas like Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001). Khan subsequently earned wide critical appreciation for his portrayal of a NASA scientist in Swades (2004), a hockey coach in Chak De! India (2007), and as the titular characters in Devdas (2002) and My Name Is Khan (2010). Thirteen of the films he has acted in have accumulated gross earnings of over 1 billion (US$17 million) worldwide, making him one of the most successful leading actors of Hindi cinema.
He has also been involved in philanthropic endeavors related to health care, relief funds and children’s education, for which he was honoured with the UNESCO’s Pyramide con Marni award in 2011. Khan is considered to be one of the biggest film stars in cinematic history with a massive fan following, which led the Los Angeles Times to describe him as “the world’s biggest movie star.” He regularly features in listings of the most influential names in Indian culture and in 2008, Newsweek named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the world.
(Photos: Shah Rukh Khan with wife Gauri at TOIFA in Vancouver in 2013. / Abhishek Bachchan at TOIFA. Photos by Chandra Bodalia)
DEEPIKA PADUKONE is an Indian film actress and model. She has established a successful career in Bollywood films, and is cited in the media as one of the most popular and attractive Indian celebrities.
Padukone, the daughter of the badminton player Prakash Padukone, was born in Copenhagen and raised in Bangalore. As a teenager she played badminton in national level championships, but left her career in sport to become a fashion model. She soon received offers for film roles, and made her acting debut in 2006 as the titular character of the Kannada film Aishwarya. Padukone then played dual roles in her first Bollywood release—the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om—and won a Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
Padukone received praise for portraying the lead female roles in the 2009 romance Love Aaj Kal and the 2010 drama Lafangey Parindey, but her performances in the 2008 romantic comedy Bachna Ae Haseeno and the 2010 comedy Housefull met with negative reviews. She followed it with roles in a series of commercially unsuccessful films that failed to propel her career forward. The 2012 box office hit Cocktail marked a significant turning point in her career, earning her critical acclaim and Best Actress nominations at several award ceremonies. In 2013, Padukone established herself as a leading actress of Hindi cinema by playing primary roles in the comediesYeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Chennai Express (both of which rank among the highest-grossing Bollywood films of all time), and won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the tragic romance Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela.
ABHISHEK BACHCHAN is an Indian film actor, producer, playback singer and television host. Bachchan has received three Filmfare Awards for acting, a National Award as producer (for Paa) and was named as one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood in 2010.
Bachchan made his acting debut in the drama film Refugee (2000). He became a full-fledged movie star after starring in the commercially successful action thriller Dhoom (2004), which was the first film in the Dhoomseries. Bachchan received critical acclaim for his work in Yuva (2004), and garnered equal praise for the commercially successful films like Bunty Aur Babli (2005), Sarkar (2005), Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and Guru(2007). He subsequently appeared in blockbusters like Dhoom 2 (2006), Dostana (2008), Paa (2009), Bol Bachchan (2012) and Dhoom 3 (2013). He produced Paa along with Sunil Manchanda which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.
JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ is an Indian film actress, former model, and the winner of the Miss Sri Lanka Universe pageant of 2006. She is best known for her work in Hindi films. After graduating in Mass communication, she worked as a journalist in Sri Lanka, whilst also modelling. She made her acting debut in 2009 with Aladin, and was awarded the IIFA Award for Star Debut of the Year – Female and the Stardust Award for Best Exciting Face. Fernandez gained recognition with a role in the erotic thriller Murder 2 (2011), which emerged as her first commercial success. Thereafter, she appeared in successful films like Housefull 2 (2012) and Race 2 (2013). Alongside her acting career, Fernandez is a social activist, participates in stage shows, and is a celebrity endorser for brands.
BOMAN IRANI is an Indian film and theatre actor, voice artist and photographer. He is widely known for his comedic and villain roles in Bollywood movies. Irani turned to photography in 1987 and continued until he turned into an actor. Irani began his acting career in theatre and moved to film in 2000. Irani gained attention for his role in the 2003 comedy Munna Bhai M.B.B.S. He later appeared in Lage Raho Munna Bhai for which he received several IIFA award nominations and in 3 Idiots opposite Aamir Khan which earned him a Filmfare Award and a Star Screen Award for Best Actor in a Villainous Role. He is the host of Bollywood Ka Boss.
SUSHMITA SEN is an Indian film actress, model and beauty pageant title holder. She was crowned Miss Universe 1994 by outgoing title holder Dayanara Torres of Puerto Rico at the 43rd edition of the Miss Universe Pageant held in Manila, Philippines, on May 20, 1994. She was the first Indian to win the crown. After completing her reign, Sen went on to pursue Bollywood. She started her career with the Hindi film, Dastak. She rose to stardom with the Tamil musical Ratchagan opposite Nagarjuna; later, she attained commercial and critical recognition for her roles in Sirf Tum (1999) and the comedy Biwi No.1 (1999). The latter earned her the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.
FARAH KHAN is an Indian film director, film producer, actress and choreographer. She is best known for her choreographic work in numerous Bollywood films. She has choreographed dance routines for more than a hundred songs in over 80 Hindi films. She has since become a film director as well. In addition, she has worked on international projects such as Marigold: An Adventure in India, Monsoon Weddingand the Chinese film Perhaps Love.
HONEY SINGH (born Hirdesh Singh in Hoshiarpur), better known by his stage name Yo Yo Honey Singh, is an Indian rapper, music producer, singer and film actor. He started as a session and recording artist, and became a Bhangra producer. He has also begun to produce music for Bollywood films.
SONU SOOD is an Indian model, film actor and producer who has acted predominantly in Telugu cinema, Bollywood, and Tamil and few Kannada films. A participant in the Mr. India pageant, he has appeared in commercials for Apollo Tyres, Airtel etc. He will also be appearing in Farah Khan’s upcoming film Happy New Year (2014 film) Arundhati. In 2010, He has garnered Apsara Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role and IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for his work in the Bollywood blockbuster, Dabangg. In 2012
KANIKA KAPOOR is a latest sensation in the field of singing. Her first music video was released in 2012. The music was by Tushar Chandra & Naveen Chouhan and the song featured the rapper. “Baby Doll”.