India has never seen Hollywood stars flocking in such numbers and so frequently, and next week’s lineup is unprecedented.
Hollywood stars Jennifer Lopez and Tom Cruise, and pop stars Enrique Iglesias, Snoop Dogg and Pitbull are packing their bags to fly to India in December, all on the same day.
While Cruise will be in Mumbai on December 4 for the promotions of his flick Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol and will be hosted by co-actor Anil Kapoor, Snoop Dogg will be in the city on the same day to meet ‘friend’ Akshay Kumar.
Pitbull, meanwhile, will perform in Noida on December 2 and in Mumbai on December 3, and is expected to be joined and cheered on by friends Jennifer Lopez and Enrique Iglesias. "I am very excited to bring my live show to India. I will be performing on all my favourite numbers," said the rapper in a statement.
Considering they’ll all be in India on the same day, hectic planning is on to ensure that the country sees a rare meeting of all the biggies at the same place.
Vismay Choksi of Crossbar Entertainment, which is organising Pitbull’s visit, says, "Pitbull’s last tour was with Enrique and we are hoping it’s Enrique (this time too), as he was to tour India this year. We are also in dialogues with the Mission Impossible team for integration. Snoop Dogg’s management has got in touch with us and there is a possibility he will be in India at the same time."
Fans hope it’s a not a damp squib like Metallica’s Delhi leg. "I’m really looking forward to the performances, but I hope Pitbull’s Noida show doesn’t turn out like Metallica’s Gurgaon no-show," says Neha Singh, 24.
They’re here because...
* Hollywood actor Tom Cruise will be in India on December 3 to promote Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol with actor Anil Kapoor. He will stay in Mumbai for two days
* American rapper Pitbull
will be in the Capital on December 2 for a concert in Noida, followed by a concert in Mumbai on December 3 and one in Pune the next day
* Singer Jennifer Lopez is expected to join Pitbull
* Enrique Iglesias, who has performed with Pitbull in the past, has reportedly been roped in again
* Rapper Snoop Dogg will be in Mumbai on December 4 to record a song with actor Akshay Kumar.