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Himesh Reshammiya wanted to have a special show for his biggest fans autorickshaw drivers and cabbies. The plan was not to have tickets. The entry was to be the badge that every cab and auto has. Karzzzz producer Bhushan Kumar decided to take the idea further, have a quiz contest and give away cash prizes. Says a source in T-Series, "Himesh has always had a huge fan following among the rickshaw and cab drivers. They love him, his songs and consider him to be their hero. For his debut film, Aap Kaa Surroor too, the singer-turned-actor had done his bit for his large fan following.
He shot the climax scene with three rickshaw drivers. This time, Himesh has conceptualised an all-India event for the cabbie and auto drivers. The drivers will have to submit a xerox of their ID with their entry forms." The contest is not open to everyone. Bhushan Kumar from T-Series says, "Bhushan says, "Yes we are working on a contest. Himesh wanted to do something for his loyal cabbie and rickshaw fans. The contestants will have to answer quizzes on Himesh, Karzzzz and his former film Aap Kaa Surroor. There will be two winners getting Rs 20,000 each. The money raised from this event will be used for the welfare of children."
Himesh who is currently shooting some patchwork scenes for Karzzzz at Film City says excitedly, "I owe my success to all my cabbie and auto driver brothers all over India, and as tribute, I want to do this Karzzzz show. I want to do something for each one who has been responsible for my success! The contest is a great way of reciprocating my feelings towards them. I don't know who else is performing but I will be singing four songs from Karzzzz. It's going to be a big event and the drivers will be given free passes to attend. We are still finalising the event details but it will definitely be held before the release (October 17)."