Highlights: He came, he sang, Mumbai swooned, Justin Bieber enthralled fans at India concert

Highlights of the Justin Bieber concert for those who missed it. And there’s good news, the popstar has promised to return to entertain Beliebers in India
Justin takes to the stage, fans go wild.(HT Photo)
Justin takes to the stage, fans go wild.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2017 04:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByPranab Jyoti Bhuyan, Rachel Lopez, Susan Jose and Shradha Shahani, Mumbai

From scrolls and special outfits to travelling all the way from Canada, Beliebers were enthralled at popstar Justin Bieber’s first-ever concert in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Highlights of the event.

9.52pm: Bieber waves the Indian flag onstage

Popstar Justin Bieber gets the crowd swaying in time to the rhythm of his songs. (Pratik Chorge/HT )
Popstar Justin Bieber gets the crowd swaying in time to the rhythm of his songs. (Pratik Chorge/HT )

9.50pm: The star walks off the stage, returns only at fans’ insistence that he sing his hit ‘Sorry’

9.49pm: “No matter who you are, how old you are, you have a purpose. I just really love you guys,” Bieber tells his fans, winding down the show

9.48pm: Justin Bieber says Namaste to his Mumbai fans

Not only did the singer perform a drum solo, he also strummed a few tunes on his guitar. (Pratik Chorge/HT )
Not only did the singer perform a drum solo, he also strummed a few tunes on his guitar. (Pratik Chorge/HT )

9.39pm: Bieber calls the concert ‘ the best night of his life’, promises to return to India

9.21pm: The singer welcomes the 100 underprivileged kids he gave free tickets to on to the stage. He hugs and chats with them

9.18pm: ‘Let me love you’, sings the Canadian popstar next

Bieber and his backup dancers groove to loud applause. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Bieber and his backup dancers groove to loud applause. (Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

9.16pm: Bieber sings ‘Company’

9.08pm: Bieber says he loves India and has met some of the ‘coolest people’ here

Justin Bieber performs his hits onstage. (HT)
Justin Bieber performs his hits onstage. (HT)

8.46pm: The singer performs an unplugged version of his hit ‘Cold Water’

8.41pm: Bieber sings his hit single ‘Boyfriend’. Crowd knows all the words by heart, sings along

8.30pm: The Canadian popstar starts singing his fourth song of the night - the hit ‘I’ll show you’

8.23pm: Bieber launches into the third song of the night, reports say he opened the concert with crowd-pleaser ‘Where are you now?”

The popstar asks the crowd if they want to be his baby. Fans go ballistic. (Pratik Chorge/HT )
The popstar asks the crowd if they want to be his baby. Fans go ballistic. (Pratik Chorge/HT )

8.20pm: Police say they are keeping an eye on foreigners trying to sell drugs to attendees

8.15pm: Justin Bieber finally takes the stage to thunderous applause

8.07pm: More than 200 people are still waiting outside the stadium’s main gate, which is reserved for VVIPs

8.06pm:Actor Sayaji Shinde parks his car on the pavement outside the venue, starstruck cops pose for selfies with him

Actor Sayaji Shinde ready for the event to begin. (HT Photo)
Actor Sayaji Shinde ready for the event to begin. (HT Photo)

8.04pm: With the number of people outside the stadium beginning to dwindle, 50% of undercover police start entering the venue

7.42pm: Officials confirm that Justin Bieber will take the stage at 8pm. Meanwhile, the crowd goes wild as DJ Alan Walker plays his super hit ‘Faded’

7.32pm: No more traffic snarls near Sion-Panvel highway, but double parking near the stadium

7.28 pm: No drones in sight, but 50 officials are monitoring 200 CCTV cameras. Officials from Kalamboli, Panvel have been deployed at Nerul to keep the situation under control

7.25 pm: “We will stop the concert at 10 pm sharp. It will not go on a minute longer,” says traffic DCP Nitin Pawar

7.15pm: Actor Sridevi, Khushi Kapoor and Boney Kapoor arrive at the show

(From left) Actor Sridevi, Khushi Kapoor and Boney Kapoor. (Pramod Thakur//HT)
(From left) Actor Sridevi, Khushi Kapoor and Boney Kapoor. (Pramod Thakur//HT)

7.13pm: Actor Sonal Chauhan at the venue.

Actor Sonal Chauhan strikes a pose. (Pramod Thakur/HT)
Actor Sonal Chauhan strikes a pose. (Pramod Thakur/HT)

7.05pm: Models Urvashi Rautela and Pooja Hegde set for the show to begin.

Models Urvashi Rautela and Pooja Hegde arrive at the venue. (Pramod Thakur/HT)
Models Urvashi Rautela and Pooja Hegde arrive at the venue. (Pramod Thakur/HT)

7pm: People from across the country throng the venue

7pm: Countdown to Bieber’s big show begins

6.56pm: Police say teams of riot control force, quick response team and reserve police force stationed outside the venue

6.48pm: Actor Mahima Chaudhary reaches the spot

Mahima Chaudhary in her car. (Pratik Chorge/HT)
Mahima Chaudhary in her car. (Pratik Chorge/HT)

6.45pm: Malaika Arora with Arbaaz Khan at the stadium

Malaika Arora with Arbaaz Khan (Pratik Chorge)
Malaika Arora with Arbaaz Khan (Pratik Chorge)

6.41pm: Undercover women cops at the venue to prevent incidents of molestation

6.39pm: Traffic movement on Mumbai-Pune expressway smooth for now

6.37pm: Cops say people should have opted for mini-buses

6.36pm: But narrow roads force people to walk or take cabs to the venue

6.34pm: Organisers have arranged for buses to ferry those attending the concert

6.20pm: Crowd starts to move in

6.03pm: Waiting for the star, some buy Justin Bieber wristbands

6.01pm: A service road, which was declared no-parking zone, is packed with vehicles. Police say it has been opened for those with tickets costing more than Rs1 lakh

6pm: Parking issues continue

5.54pm: Only a few hours to go before thousands get to catch a glimpse of their favourite star

5.30pm: Actor Himansh reaches the venue

Himansh at the venue. (Pramod Thakur)
Himansh at the venue. (Pramod Thakur)

5.24pm: A chopper lands at the stadium. Who’s in it?

The chopper at the stadium (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)
The chopper at the stadium (Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)

5.23pm: People use foot overbridge to cross the Sion-Panvel highway

5.21pm: Hundreds of vehicles parked near the stadium

5.13pm: Choreographer Remo D’souza reaches the venue

5.11pm: DJ Aqeel reaches the venue with his children

DJ Aqeel at the venue. (Pramod Thakur)
DJ Aqeel at the venue. (Pramod Thakur)

5.10pm: Warm-up events are on

5.02pm: Towing vans outside the stadium to keep a check on illegal parking

5.01pm: One more chopper hovers over the venue

5pm: Anu Malik reaches the venue with his daughters

4.56pm: People stuck on Sion-Panvel highway because of defunct signal near the stadium

4.55pm: TV actor Anuj Sachdeva reaches the venue wearing a Justin Bieber T-shirt

4.50pm: The chopper is here, but is Bieber in it?

A chopper hovers over the stadium (Pramod Thakur)
A chopper hovers over the stadium (Pramod Thakur)

4.47pm: Traffic snarls on internal roads in Navi Mumbai, as many roads are declared no-entry zones

4.44pm: Crowd is filling up the concert venue

4.42pm: The chopper seems to be here

4.35pm: People throng the food stalls at the venue

4.31pm: Glowbands being sold for Rs10

4.30pm: Tea being sold for Rs20 a cup

4.29pm: Visitors being charged Rs100 for 1 litre of water

4.21pm: Here’s a look at the set-up

4.18pm: Housekeeping staff are ready for clean-up

4.17pm: From pizza to goli vada pav – a lot of options for Beliebers inside the venue

4.16pm: A lot of fans selling spare tickets outside the venue

4.13pm: Those booking Uber after the concert, remember, you will have to wait for cars outside Raheja parking lot

4.11pm: Police personnel making sure the situation remains under control

4.10pm: Fans getting impatient to see the star

4.04pm: Media takes position outside the gate

4.03pm: Two private security agencies check those entering the venue

Traffic movement on the Sion-Panvel highway. (HT)
Traffic movement on the Sion-Panvel highway. (HT)

4.01pm: Special attention is being paid to ensure smooth traffic movement on the adjacent Sion-Panvel highway

4pm: Security personnel refuse to allow power banks inside the stadium

3.59pm: Around 300 police officials deployed near the stadium

3.56pm: Excited fans battle scorching sun to catch a glimpse of their favourite star

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