By Subhash K Jha
MUMBAI: The Shahrukh-Yo Yo Honey Singhconcert held last week in Dubai attracted an audience of 60,000 people.
Besides Shahrukh and Yo Yo Honey Singh, it also featured Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandes and Madhuri Dixit.
Yo Yo says this concert was the biggest ‘live’ challenge of his career. “For the first time I did such a rehearsed concert. I normally indulge in a lot of improvisation on stage. But this time every step, every move was planned. That’s the way Sharukh Saab wanted it. Geeta Kapoor M’aam has given us some fabulous dance steps. This was an all-new experience.
The concert was held in an open-air stadium.
Last month, Yo Yo had a life-changing experience in Chennai when 18,000 people cheered and screamed at his concert.
Still moved by the experience Yo Yo Says, “Main Punjabi artiste hoon. And I sing in Punjabi and Hindi. In Chennai the youngsters listen to Tamil and angrezi songs. Yet they turned up in large numbers to hear me and cheer for my songs. What more could I want? God is great.”
Yo Yo’s new single ‘Blue Eyes’ has garnered over 10 million hits in two weeks. That’s twice the number of hits for the trailer of Dhoom 3 on the internet.
Trying hard to be modest (and failing miserably), Yo Yo Honey Singh says, “Can you imagine the Dhoom 3 trailer has the great Aamir Khan, the stunning Katrina Kaif and the Yashraj tag while my single has only me? Yet we have double the number of people viewing their trailer. The pain, I can safely say, is easy to forget.”