UK's Royal Albert Hall to host first ever Bollywood Prom
The Royal Albert Hall will host its first ever Bollywood Prom as part of a day dedicated to Indian music, called Indian Voices.entertainment Updated: Apr 09, 2009 15:12 IST
The Royal Albert Hall will host its first ever Bollywood Prom as part of a day dedicated to Indian music, called Indian Voices.
The BBC, which organises and supports the Proms, is touting it as "an all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza".
The evening Prom on August 16 will be hosted by Shaan, a popular Indian singer and talent-show host, The Telegraph reports.
Roger Wright, director of the Proms and controller of BBC Radio 3, made the announcement as he disclosed the line-up for the Proms 2009 season.
It will run from July 17 to the famed Last Night of the Proms on September 12.
Wright said the Proms were not simply jumping on the Slumdog bandwagon, after the success of the Danny Boyle-directed film, and said the BBC started talking about a Bollywood concert "last June or July".
Slumdog, hailed as a success of British and Indian collaboration, was a box office hit last winter before winning eight Oscars in February.