MBC launches Bollywood channel

Updated 29 January 2014

MBC launches Bollywood channel

The first live episode of the Arab world’s number one talent show, Arabs Got Talent, kicked off its third season on the same night as the official launch of the new MBC Bollywood Channel.
Karina Kapoor, one of India’s most loved and multi-talented actresses, performed during the opening, supported by her artistic group of dancers.
Karina performed dance and theatrical performances well-known to Indian culture.
MBC Bollywood is the 14th channel to be added to the MBC Group’s rich array of channels.
A total of 8 exceptional acts performed on stage in front of the Arabs Got Talent jury and millions of viewers hoping to qualify for the finals. However, only the first act, “The Sheyyab” group from Kuwait, acquired the most audience and viewers’ votes at the end of the evening and was automatically qualified to the finals.
Moreover, all four members of the jury unanimously agreed to choose “Mohamed Al-Diri” from Palestine to qualify to the finals, based on his exceptional wall carving act, which resulted in a beautiful piece of art dedicated to the memory of the late legendary Lebanese singer, Wadih Al-Safi.
The show witnessed two acts going through to the finals at the end of the show and the other six were sent home.

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Zuhoor Assiri gestures as she drives her car in Dhahran on Sunday. (Reuters)
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In the driver’s seat

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. (Twitter photo)

“Al-Waleed bin Talal” was one of the top trending Google searches on Sunday, as he participated in the historic event of women driving in the Kingdom.  

He shot a video of himself sitting next to his daughter Reem who drove him around Riyadh with his granddaughters sitting in the backseat.

In the viral video, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal said: “Saudi Arabia has entered the 21st century.” 

Prince Al-Waleed is a Saudi businessman, investor, philanthropist, and a member of the Saudi royal family. Prince Al-Waleed is also the chairman of Board of Directors of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), a Saudi conglomerate company, publicly listed on the Tadawul (Saudi Stock Exchange). 



The Arabic hashtag for Saudi women driving cars, and the English #SaudiWomenDriving were the top trending hashtags in the region. On June 24, history was made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as women with valid driving licenses grabbed their car keys and enjoyed a drive on Kingdom’s roads marking the beginning of an era of prosperity. 

@geekyerxm said: “Seeing all the Saudi woman driving with the biggest smiles ever, is making me tear up GO GIRLSSS”

@ArshiyaShariff7 said: “So finally the wait is over”

@Aljehani_Maha said: “Today we are making history congratulations to all the women in our beloved country, I’m so happy and proud of each one of us. Let’s drive and be the change that we want to see in the world. #SaudiWomenDrive”

@ZainabDaham said: “24th of June 2018,the end of an era and the start of a new one for our Saudi sisters. A very memorable day and a true historic moment. #SaudiWomenDrive”

@LamaG6 said: “Congratulations to all the women in Saudi Arabia! Today marks an extraordinary leap of faith. Today we ARE the news. #SaudiWomenDrive”