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One of the biggest Bollywood concerts to hit to Dubai, Mirchi Bollywood Rocks is coming to town this week. The concert will take place on Friday March 8, at the Dubai World Trade Centre with live performances from pioneering trio Shankar Ehsaan Loy and one of the most recognised voices in Bollywood music Sunidhi Chauhan.
The two acts will be performing with full live bands together for the first time in the UAE. The unique combination will rock the Dubai crowd in a bumper four-hour Bollywood show which will see the two acts play out their most popular film hits. Radio Mirchi, the leading Bollywood radio station that is celebrating its first anniversary is the title partner for the event, which has been conceptualized and managed by Purple Vogue Events.
The concert has also partnered up with Dubai Center For Special Needs and aims to raise awareness on the night of the school's importance for children with disabilities in Dubai. Proceeds from the concert's ticket sales will be donated to the school in order to raise funds for new facilities, including a newly equipped school bus.
Last week children were given the chance to go live on air on the radio station to share their excitement for the upcoming Mirchi Bollywood Rocks concert as well as sing their favourite Shankar Ehsaan Loy and Sunidhi Chauhan songs to the delight of the station's listeners.
Speaking ahead of the show, Shankar Ehsaan Loy said: "We are excited for the show and have fond memories of performing in the UAE. Mirchi Bollywood Rocks is going to be a fantastic concert where we'll be playing all our most popular film songs so make sure you save the date and join us."
Sunidhi Chauhan adds: "I can't wait to be back in to Dubai and perform for all my fans. The UAE always has been a fabulous place for me to perform and I'm back again for Mirchi Bollywood Rocks. It looks set to be one of my biggest shows in the Middle East!"
Composers Shankar Ehsaan Loy are the award-winning masters behind some of Bollywood's biggest soundtracks in the last 10 years including 'Dil Chahta Hai', 'Kal Ho Naa Ho', 'Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna', 'Don', 'Don 2', 'Rock On', 'Housefull', 'Salaam-E-Ishq', 'Jhoom Barabar Jhoom', 'Taare Zameen Par', 'My Name Is Khan' and 'Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara'.
Playback singer Sunidhi Chauhan has won numerous awards for her film songs in a career spanning over a decade. She is known for hits such as 'Sheila Ki Jawani', 'Dhoom Machale', 'Ainvayi Ainvayi', 'Desi Girl', 'Te Amo', 'Aaja Nachle', 'Udi' and has most recently been heard on the soundtrack for 'Race 2' on the hit 'Be Intehaan', featuring with Atif Aslam.