Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The King is On His Way!

A great great super great news for me!! King Khan may come to Malaysia this July to watch a Bollywood musical, 'The Merchant of Bollywood'!

The transcript of an article I found.

May 5th, 2009 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS

Kuala Lumpur, May 5 (IANS) Leading Indian choreographer Vaibhavi Merchant’s semi-autobiographical musical “The Merchants of Bollywood” is set to be staged here in July and she hopes to get superstar Shah Rukh Khan to attend the gala.

“This is not just another project, it is not fictional. This is a part of me, a story that says dreams do come true,” she said at a press conference during the media launch of the musical in KL Tower yesterday.

“I am very excited to see it being staged here in Malaysia. Perhaps I can try pulling Shah Rukh from his busy schedule to come and see the show in Kuala Lumpur,” said Vaibhavi, who is here to promote the musical, The Star newspaper said Tuesday.

Highly popular in Malaysia, Khan was made a Datuk, a traditional Malaysian knighthood, earlier this year.

Vaibhavi is one of the most sought after choreographers in Bollywood, working with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh.

The 90-minute musical will feature 48 songs including smash hits from Bollywood movies. The cast of 53 will go through 1,200 costume changes and wear 2,500 pieces of Indian jewellery.

The musical showcases the artistry of classical Indian dance moves fused with modern dance genres, funk, disco and hip-hop.

Vaibhavi said despite discouragement from her family that wanted her to stay away from dancing and cinema, she was carrying on the legacy of her grandfather, the late Hiralal, a top choreographer of the 1960s.

She said “Merchants of Bollywood” was close to her heart as 95 percent of the storyline reflected her life story.

“This is not just another project, it is not fictional. This is a part of me, a story that says dreams do come true,” she said.

Kuala Lumpur would be the first Asian stop for the musical that has enthralled audiences in Britain, Spain, Italy and Germany in the last five years.


Don't be surprised okay. One of my daily routines is hunting for the latest news on my heartthrob.. ;)

Seriously, I was trembling when I first knew about this news. I'm very very glad Shah Rukh has Malaysians in his heart too. ;) I'm extremely thrilled!

Nevertheless, I don't have any idea of whether he will come or not. Since he will be busy resuming My Name Is Khan shooting this end of May, as soon as IPL ends. But I do hope he can take some time off his busy schedule and come to Malaysia. Besides, he needs a break. A break from his work [he's a workaholic], a break for his hope-to-heal-in-a-speedy-recovery shoulder, a break from all those people who keep bashing and cursing him [no need to explain the reason]. Hopefully, he will bring his family too. ;) Needless to say, Yaseen Khan, his personal bodyguard will be here too since he tails Shah Rukh everywhere he goes. LOL.

To those who know the level of craziness I have in me over the Badshah of Bollywood, convey your good and best wishes to me in meeting him. Okay?? But yes, I admit it is very heartbreaking, disheartening and painful everytime I know that Shah Rukh is just near me, I mean he's in Malaysia, but I couldn't meet him.

Additional info:~

Merchants of Bollywood will be held in Istana Budaya from July 14 to 26. Tickets are priced from RM70 to RM500 and are available through www.ticketpro.com.my or via the Ticketpro hotline 03-78807999. Limited student tickets are also available at RM45.

For more information, log on to www. mobkl.com or call 03-79559995.


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