Who is the king of the showbiz is seen quite clearly at the shows overseas of the bollywood stars. Who are the crowd pullers and who can pack the house on their own is very important.
Here is one guy who has managed many shows over the years who thinks today, HImesh Reshammiya is at par with Shahrukh.. and can pack the entire Wembley on his own!
Whats more he costs one-fourth of the actors troupe too! So he is a great value option for these show organizers!
Himesh is a big star,” Farhath tells us in an exclusive conversation, “Like SRK, he has the magnetism to attract a massive 12,000 packed-to-capacity audience at Wembley.”
The sentence catches us by surprise. For, Wembley is one of the largest arenas in the world and performing to a packed auditorium is a rarity indeed. But Farhath feels Himesh can achieve it. And he does.
Staging an event with Himesh also makes sense, from the economics point of view. “Himesh is a one-man show. With stars, I’ve to take care of a massive entourage. With Himesh, it’s just a small troupe and the money is one-fourth of what I pay to the stars. And if Himesh can pack in as much crowd as an SRK, you can just imagine the profits of the promoters. In show business, Himesh is at par with SRK,” Farhath smiles.
What is it that works with Himesh? “His songs and his beautifully-shot videos,” pat comes the reply, “His music has that distinct quality that has caught on in a big way with the Asians living abroad.”
And who are people who come to the shows the most? Pakistanis! They are more crazy about Bollywood than the Indians. Of course, you can’t get that from the Pakistani Govt policies of banning the Indian movies and stars from entering their country .. can you? 🙂
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