By: Settu Shankar
Monday, August 20, 2007
'The Unforgettable Tour', a series of stage shows spread across 18 countries by Bollywood's hottest superstars, will be launched in the summer of 2008 in Toronto, Canadian. The Tour will kick off with a performance by Aishwarya Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.
The actors, dubbed as the 'Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt of Bollywood' by most of the Canadian media, were greeted by a mob of fans when they made the announcement about the tour on Sunday. Most of the hottest stars of Bollywood will be participates in this tour.
"If all goes well, and God willings, we will premiere the Unforgettable Tour in the city of Toronto because we feel that it is the best city to premiere the tour," Abhishek said at a press conference held in Canada.
The Bachchans said The Unforgettable Tour also aims to raise awareness about global warming.
"Terrible things are happening to this earth and we want to use this platform to try to acquaint people about what it's about and what they can do. We're using this opportunity to spread the word," said Abhishek
The globe-trotting tour will feature concerts showcasing the lavish song-and-dance numbers from popular Bollywood films. The three Bachchans and other South Asian film stars are set to take the stage during the shows. Lara Dutta, Bipasha Basu and Riteish Deshmukh were among those on the line-up when the musical extravaganza was first announced in June during festivities around the International Indian Film Academy Awards at Sheffield in Britain.
Set to begin next summer, the Unforgettable Tour is scheduled to stop in Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles, London, Cairo, Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. The organizers also plan to make a TV special revealing life behind the scenes on the road with the performers as they proceed with the tour.