Setting the stage
Every act started on time. Good thing? Not really. When DJs Sartek and Zaedan took to the deck, Beliebers seemed distracted, thanks to the harsh sun. However, the duo managed to catch the crowd’s attention as the weather improved post 5 pm, perhaps setting the stage for Norweigan DJ Alan Walker to take charge. As expected, Walker’s beats got fans grooving as he played Faded, Purple Lamborghini, Me Myself and I and Coldplay.
Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover. Pic/Yogen Shah
Bips not a crowd Belieber
Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover walked the red crapet, but as soon as they got a glimpse of the crowd, they went back to their car and drove out of the venue. Before the concert, Bipasha had told mid-day, “I stay away from crowded places, but I am trying to get over that. This will be the first time that I will attend an international artiste’s concert. I had missed Coldplay’s gig last year.”
Closer to Bieber
A few celebs preferred ditching the VIP lounge towards the stadium’s rear-end, and opted to stay close to the stage. Filmmaker Anurag Basu was one of them. His daughter, Ishana, had come just for Walker, Alone being her favourite track. Anurag, though, is a Belieber. “Bieber’s Purpose album is my favourite,” he said.
Anu sings Baby
Surprise, surprise! Anu Malik is a Bieber fan. The veteran musician was accompanied by daughter Anmol and nephew Armaan Malik, who were dressed in their stylish best. Anu even crooned the singer’s Baby for the media.
Compiled by Soumya Vajpayee Tiwari, Sonil Dedhia and Shilpi Sampad