Concert promoters approach Sid, Varun, Alia for Beiber's show; actors yet to sign on dotted line
Just a day before tickets for Justin Bieber's Mumbai concert go up for sale, sources close to the organisers share with us the first possible Bollywood performance for the May 10 event at DY Patil Stadium. If all goes well, Student Of The Year (2013) actors Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra will come together on stage for an act a la Disco Deewane.
"White Fox India, promoters of Bieber's World Purpose Tour, have had a word with the actors already, but they are not allowed to talk about it until the terms are finalised. We thought of Varun, Sidharth and Alia since they represent the youth. The plan is to make them dance and mimic as well," a source says.
Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt in a still from the Disco Deewane track in Student Of The Year (2013)
During an interaction with fans on Twitter recently, Varun had proclaimed his love for Bieber and confirmed that he will attend the pop icon's upcoming concert.
Arjun Jain, director of White Fox India, says, "We have already received confirmation from some of the biggest celebrities in India for the concert and will try to definitely integrate indigenous elements into the event. We are considering bringing Alia, Sidharth and Varun on stage, like they did in their first film. However, things are in the planning stage now."
There is also buzz about international artistes featuring in the concert for which tickets are priced between Rs 4,000 and Rs 75,000. As far as Bieber goes, he is expected to present smash hits Where Are Ü Now, Boyfriend, Love Yourself, Company, As Long As You Love Me, What Do You Mean?, Baby, Purpose and Encore: Sorry.
Bieber's latest jaunt is in support of his fourth album, the critically acclaimed Purpose.