Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra will bid farewell to retiring South African fast bowler Makhaya Ntini in a glittering concert in Durban on January 9 next year.
The 33-year-old pacer has decided to retire from all forms of cricket and the Bollywood trio will attend the concert, which will bid adieu to Ntini. The concert will take place after a special match between South Africa and India at the world-class Moses Mabhida stadium, built especially for the FIFA 2010 World Cup.
The concert will bring the curtain down on the historic event in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the arrival of the first Indian indentured labourers in 1860 to work on the sugar cane plantations in South Africa.
A crowd of about 60,000 people are expected to attend. Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola said, “Cricket and Bollywood go hand in hand, and this historic event will not be complete without a star-studded concert.”