(2007) Bachchan trio to rock the world on concert tour
A massive world tour which will bring together the three Bachchans – Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya – with Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta and Riteish Deshmukh was announced in Leeds on Friday.
The Unforgettable Tour – Experience the magic, announced by Wizcraft International Entertainment, organisers of IIFA Weekend, will have scintillating performances by an array of Indian superstars promising to bring alive the magic of Indian cinema to fans across six continents covering 18 countries, including dates in Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Dubai and Bahrain.
It will bring the three Bachchans together for the first time on a world tour.
The groovy acts will be choreographed by Shaimak Davar and the music will be rendered by renowned composer Viju Shah. The world tour will commence in April 2008 and take centre stage in mainstream international venues, promoted in conjunction with international partners.
Speaking on the occasion Bollywood Mega Superstar Amitabh Bachchan said, “The Unforgettable tour is our way of thanking our fans and awarding them with power-packed joint performances from the Superstars of Indian cinema. Thereby, offering our audiences an experience to witness and relive the magic of Indian cinema in lands as far away as Switzerland, the UK, the Middle East, South Africa, and the US amongst others.”
“Partnering with Wizcraft for the world tour was an obvious decision. They are by far a world class marketing company which is responsible for putting Indian cinema on the map of entertainment through world class events,” he added.
Reminiscing about his very first tour abroad, Amitabh Bachchan said he had accompanied Lata Mangeshkar to her tour of the US and later with Kalyanji Anandji in 1983.
“It was then I realised that the expatriate population really wants to see us and that we should do more tours. I am very glad that I will be part of this group of youngsters,” Bachchan said.
Aishwarya Rai also expressed her happiness that this would be the first time that she would be touring with her father-in-law and her new husband, saying “I think this will be a very good tour for me both personally and professionally. I am hoping to entertain audiences all around the world.”
“We are also spreading the message of global warming through this tour and that I think is a very crucial message. We will appeal to people to consider that there are certain things that we have to do for the environment,” Abhishek said.
Speaking on the conceptualisation of the world tour, Wizcraft Director Viraf Sarkari said, “The Unforgettable world tour is the brainchild of Mr Amitabh Bachchan himself, and I am delighted and honoured that the superstar and Wizcraft are presenting this never-before seen event to the world. As in the case of IIFA, the goal here will be to promote and celebrate Indian cinema with fans across the globe.”
“This promises to be one of the biggest and grandest world tours from India, bringing alive the magic of Indian cinema, on stage. We will have dazzling performances by the idols of Indian cinema – Superstar of the Millennium Amitabh Bachchan, hottest youth icon Abhishek Bachchan, one of the world’s most beautiful women Aishwarya Rai, vivacious Lara Dutta, the scintillating Bipasha Basu and more,” said Mr Sarkari.
The concerts on this world tour will be India’s first ever professional product with state-of-the-art production technology.
Another unique aspect of the tour will be the ‘The Unforgettable Television series,’ a never-before televised show that will capture all the excitement of being ‘on the road’ with the biggest names of Indian showbiz, combined with all the behind the scenes action, thus giving the Indian viewers an unforgettable experience.
Fans can also track the movements of their favourite stars on a specially created website – www.theunforgettabletour.com.
The interactive website will allow fans and supporters access to blogs and browse through interesting star photo galleries, contests and opportunities to win or buy star-endorsed merchandise to retain everlasting, unforgettable moments of the first-ever star-studded world tour.