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Shah Rukh Khan or Salman Khan: Who will host Justin Bieber in India?

While Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are reportedly contending for hosting Justin Beiber, makers of Meri Pyaari Bindu and Half girlfriend are allegedly fighting it out for the opening slot at the Canadian singer’s maiden concert in India.

bollywood Updated: May 05, 2017 11:22 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Reportedly, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan are vying for hosting Justin Bieber in India.

Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan, who share a bittersweet bond, are contending for hosting Grammy Award winning Canadian singer Justin Bieber.

Singer Justin Bieber jokes with a friend during a break in the play during the second period of Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series between the Washington Capitals and the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto on Sunday, April 23. ( AP )

The popstar will arrive in Mumbai on May 8 for his Jio Justin Bieber Purpose World Tour, organised by White Fox India.

According to sources, leading industrialist Mukesh Ambani is also in the list of possible hosts to the 23-year-old singer, who will perform here on May 10.

The final host will be decided when Bieber lands in India.

The battle doesn’t end with hosts. Sources state that there is a tie for the opening act of the concert between the teams of upcoming films Half Girlfriend and Meri Pyaari Bindu. The makers of both the films want to promote their film at the concert before Bieber takes to the stage but both the production houses want to be the exclusive film promotion partner.

Interestingly, the films have actresses who have showcased their singing talent in the past. While actress Parineeti Chopra stars in Meri Pyaari Bindu, Shraddha Kapoor plays the lead role in Half Girlfriend.

Despite their singing skills, sources say that the clause of no live act is posing a problem in the decision making process.

While that is yet to be decided, the organisers have confirmed that actress Jacqueline Fernandez will be hosting the Ultra Lounge for her celebrity friends at the concert.

Her guestlist includes the likes of Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar, Gauri Khan, Manish Malhotra and Kangana Ranaut.

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First Published: May 05, 2017 09:55 IST