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Bollywood world tour in 2008

entertainment Updated: Aug 18, 2007 16:34 IST

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The Unforgettable Tour, a 18-country series of stage shows by Bollywood's hottest superstars, will be launched here in Canada in the summer of 2008.

The tour will bring the magic of Indian cinema to the world stage, the international promoters of the show, Wizcraft International Entertainment and Canada's Ethnic Guru, told a press conference in Toronto on Friday.

Among those who will be performing in the show are Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Bipasha Basu and Ritesh Deshmukh along with choreographer Shiamak Davar and music composer Viju Shah.

Song and dance numbers and lavish costumes with elaborate backdrops will give audiences a taste of the sights and sounds of Bollywood.

"Undoubtedly, this is going to be an event like no other (and it) is going to have fans excited from coast to coast, across Canada and the US," Ethnic Guru director Moe Jiwan stated in a statement.

Viraf Sarkari, director of Wizcraft International Entertainment, said: "This tour is the brainchild of Amitabh Bachchan. It is even more special because it is for the first time Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan will make their stage debut as a couple and also the first time when the three Bachchans will perform together."

Aishwarya and Abhishek also attended Friday's press conference.

"We're delighted to be back in Canada where we've always received a warm welcome from our fans. Abhishek and I have always held Canada close to our hearts," said Aishwarya.

Apart from Toronto and Vancouver in Canada, the Unforgettable Tour shows will be held in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Houston, New Jersey, London, Birmingham, Cologne, Rotterdam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Dubai, Muscat, Bahrain, Cairo, Marrakech, Durban, Mauritius, Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.