Shreya Ghosal will perform later this week at Doha’s Al Ahli Stadium grounds.
The programme titled as ‘Shreya Ghosal live in Qatar’, to be organised jointly by Rami Productions and Doha Waves, with the support of Planet Fashion and Royal Mirage perfumes will be held on October 27. Gulf Times is the official media for the three-hour show which is scheduled to start at 7.30pm.
Shreya is returning to Qatar after five years it is her first concert at an open stadium in Qatar.
Shivaprasad Mallayya, winner of TVS Saregama on Zee TV will also perform at the Doha show. A 15-member orchestra from India will accompany the singers.
The Doha programme is being held as part of a series of shows in the region. She is holding concerts in UAE and Oman also.
She has sung several hit songs in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Assamese and Marathi. There is no award in Indian music that Ghosal has not won, making her one of the most sought after faces in India’s music industry.
The winner of the National award on four occasions in less than a decade, and Filmfare Awards in different languages several times, Ghosal has appeal and acceptance that few others command in the industry.
Speaking to Gulf Times yesterday, the Doha show organisers Raheem Athavanad (of Rami Productions) and Mohamed Thoyib (Doha Waves) said music lovers among Asian expatriates who have been without a multi-lingual show for a long time are fortunate to have a singer of Ghosal’s calibre during Eid.
The organisers expect around 8,000 -8,500 people for the show. They claim an “overwhelming and unprecedented” response to ticket sales so far. The gates at Al Ahli stadium will be open from 5pm onwards.
Yesterday, the draw for lucky tickets to the show was held at the office of Gulf Times.
The winners are Anita Issac, S S Jayashankar, Naushad, Ali, Muralikrishnan, Prasad Ranjan, and Kabeer. The winners can collect their tickets from the Gulf Times by calling 44466620 during office hours.