Mohit Chauhan needs no introduction. With hits like Dooba Dooba, Masakkali, Tum Hi Ho, etc, Chauhan is one of the most sought-after playback singers in Bollywood. It’s safe to say that Nepali fans will be ecstatic to see the musician in the flesh on 20 November at Tudhikhel in Kathmandu. The concert, an entertainment-based charity show organized by Nepal Army Wives Association and managed by The Premiere Events, is going to have the ambience of a carnival with food stalls, face paintings, and a whole lot of other fun stuff. But while the motive is obviously to offer the audience memorable moments, there’s a bigger goal to fulfill – to raise funds to build a vocational training school especially for women and girl children.
Getting hold of the superstar
“Oh trust me, when I think of the ordeal I had to go through, I get so stressed out,” says Desal Lama, Event Manger of The Premiere Events, with a chuckle. “But on a serious note, he is an international artist at the end of the day. With the kind of fan following he has, he had to be difficult! As a person, he is really grounded. He knows his roots. The convincing part was not that difficult because they knew this was a charity event and they were really enthusiastic about it.”
With national pop superstar Nima Rumba, in-demand reggae outfit Joint Family Internationale and the Nepal Army Band opening the show, the atmosphere is expected to be electric from the get go. The Nepal Army Band, who will be performing a few instrumental covers of Mohit Chauhan songs, might turn out to be a pleasant surprise for the audience. The emcees for the event are actress Priyanka Karki and the well-known VJ Sanjay Gupta.
Working for a noble cause
“Our sole intention is to give the audience a once in a lifetime experience while raising the required funds to build the school. We have worked really hard for this event and we hope it shows,” says Lama. “I’m not trying to sound immodest but we are quite confident about the crowd. Our VVIP and Platinum tickets are almost sold out, and Gold and Silver tickets are selling fast. We are pretty excited and we know we’ll have fun.”
Buckle up for the day!
Although there will be ticket stalls at the venue, it’s best to buy yours as early as possible. Gates will open at 2 pm and the performances are scheduled to start at 3. Mohit Chauhan, who will enter the stage at 6 pm, is expected to perform a two-hour set.
Make sure to leave all sharp equipments and food at home since they are strictly not allowed inside the venue. Don’t forget to bring the tickets though and just live the moment!