Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming promotional tour in the US for his film 'Happy New Year' has generated a lot of excitement not only among his Indian and South Asians fans but also native Americans.
Shah Rukh Khan
It is nearly after a decade that the 'Chennai Express' star is coming to the US to perform live. Titled 'Slam' (sound, light, action and movie), the tour will also have performances by SRK's 'Happy New Year' co-stars Deepika Padukone, Abhishek Bachhan, Boman Irani besides Madhuri Dikshit and Malaika Arora Khan. "We have been waiting for his live performance for years now. I become a great fan of his after my friend forced me to watch 'My Name is Khan'. He is a great actor," Richard White, who lives in a suburb of Washington DC, told PTI in an interview.
Richard and his group of friends have purchased tickets for the Jiffy Lube Live amphitheatre, in Virginia, Washington DC, where the stars would be performing live on September 21. The stars will also perform in Houston (September 19), New Jersey (September 20), Chicago (September 26) and San Jose in California (September 28). They will also travel to Vancouver in Canada on September 27.
"This would be the show of the century," Manish Sood of Intense Entertainment, which will host the event in Washington DC said. The Greater Washington National Capital Region though has relatively less Indian-American population as compared to the other cities, the event at Jiffy Lube Live is expected to be watched by more than 10,000 people.
"People from as far as Florida, North Carolina and Pennsylvania are coming to attend the event. We are very very excited to hold such a big event," Sood added.
Organisers and promoters of the 'SLAM! The Tour' in the US said that the stars have made incredible effort to make this a memorable show, which people would remember for years.
Shah Rukh, 48, would have a flying entry into the concert, said Kanu Chauhan host of the New Jersey-New York event, which he said is expected to be attended by nearly 20,000 people.
New York-based Chauhan said for the huge followers of the 'Ra.One' star, 'SLAM The Tour' is a dream come true. "We have been trying to get him (Shah Rukh Khan) for the last four-five years now. But things have worked out only this September. There is a great excitement among not only Indian Americans, but also the entire South Asia community and the mainstream Americans too," he said.
While the organisers are not willing to comment on the sale of tickets, the information available on their websites indicates that many of the categories are already sold out. The three categories of tickets, USD 69, USD 79 and USD 129, are already sold out for the show at the SAP Center in San Jose California.