Kailash Kher to strike a note at Commonwealth Games

The performance is a part of day-long Qutub festival at the Qutub complex.

music Updated: Aug 18, 2010 01:15 IST
Collin Rodrigues
Collin Rodrigues
Hindustan Times

Kailash Kher and his band Kailasa will perform at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The 90-minute show will be part of the day-long Qutub Festival, which is held annually at the Qutub Complex.

The festival, which generally takes place in November or December, will be held in October this year to coincide with the Commonwealth Games. The event is organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad in collaboration with the Delhi government.

Great response
Says Kher, “I am excited and looking forward to it. Each time we perform in Delhi, we get a tremendous response. We have played all over the world, but this time, it’s going to be ‘wow’!”

Currently, a lot of questions are being raised about the Games’ kickoff, due to incomplete projects. But Kher is positive that it will start on time. He is, though, worried about other things.

“I’m not concerned about the Games starting on time. I know they will. My only fear is security, as there will be thousands of people thronging the show,” he adds.

Kailash kherBeing sporty

The singer had earlier performed at the IPL games with Akshay Kumar for the Delhi Daredevils. "I started my career with sports, by doing a jingle for the 2002 Cricket World Cup.

That’s when I came into limelight,” he states. Kher reveals that he might take stage at the Commonwealth Games, as well. “I may perform for the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. But nothing is finalised as yet,” he says.

First Published: Aug 17, 2010 16:42 IST