Justin Bieber digs Indian food
Robin Bansal, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, May 22, 2012
First Published: 16:58 IST(22/5/2012)
Last Updated: 00:33 IST(23/5/2012)
International teenage sensation Justin Bieber may not have had the opportunity to come to India yet, but that doesn’t stop the 18-year-old from tasting, and loving Indian food.
Baby hitmaker Justin Bieber is ready with his third album Believe. Its first single Boyfriend has got good reviews.
“I love Indian food and have tried it in London a couple of times,” says the Canadian pop and R&B singer, who
now seems to have fallen for desi flavour. “I have heard a lot about India too and would love to visit the country,” says the 18-year-old.
That’s not all, as the Baby hitmaker, who has already sold over 15 million albums worldwide, is also looking forward to some Indian partnerships.
“I like Indian music … it’s good to the ears. If I get a chance sometime, I would like to collaborate with Indian artists,” he says.
Singer Justin Bieber performs.
Though he pleads ignorance about Bollywood, he does concede knowing about his fan following in India. “I don’t get much time to sit down and watch a movie etc.
But with Twitter and other social networking sites, I connect with my fans. I know that I have a big fan following in India. They love me immensely and have even asked me to visit and perform in India,” says Bieber, whose fans famously call themselves Beliebers.
Currently riding high on the success of his latest single, Boyfriend, Bieber is on cloud nine as he was named as the Social Artist of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, thanks to his 22 million Twitter followers and 43 million Facebook fans.
* Full name: Justin Drew Bieber
* Age: 18
* Birthplace: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
* Occupation: Singer-actor
* Currently dating: Selena Gomez
* Hit singles: One Time, Baby, Boyfriend, One Less Lonely Girl, Favourite Girl, Somebody to Love