Bollywood heavyweight throws Katy Perry star-studded bash in Mumbai

Updated 16 November 2019

Bollywood heavyweight throws Katy Perry star-studded bash in Mumbai

  • Katy Perry received a warm welcome to India from Karan Johar who threw her a star-studded party
  • The guest list for the soiree featured the whos-who of Bollywood

DUBAI: Katy Perry touched down in India this week for a concert, and it appears that the popstar is making the best of her time in Mumbai. She received a warm welcome to the South Asian country from Indian director Karan Johar who threw the “Fireworks” singer a star-studded party in his Carter Road residence.

The guest list for the soiree featured the whos-who of Bollywood, including everyone from Alia Bhatt and Anushka Sharma to Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, among many others.

Many of the stars in attendance took to their social media accounts to share images and videos from the glamorous bash, including Jacqueline Fernandez who uploaded a picture of herself with the “Roar” hitmaker.

Rai Bachchahn and Ananya Panday also took to their Instagram stories to document the night.



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Perry, who is fresh from a whirlwind, 10-day Egypt visit is set to perform at the One Plus Music Festival along with British singer Dua Lipa, music composer Amit Trivedi and EDM artist Ritviz at DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Nov. 16.


Al-Hosn Festival to kick off celebration of Abu Dhabi’s culture

The festival is an eight-day event. (Supplied)
Updated 11 December 2019

Al-Hosn Festival to kick off celebration of Abu Dhabi’s culture

  • The first edition of the Al-Hosn Festival will kick off on Thursday
  • The event aims to showcase the emirate’s diverse culture

DUBAI: The Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi is set to inaugurate the first edition of the Al-Hosn Festival on Thursday. It will run until Dec. 19. 

Spread throughout Al-Hosn’s multiple components — including Qasr Al-Hosn, House of Artisans, the Cultural Foundation and outdoor areas — the festival is an eight-day celebration of the emirate’s heritage, offering a daily program of art, design, cuisine, performance and more.

The event will offer daily programs of art, design, cuisine, performance and more. (Supplied)

The event aims to showcase the emirate’s diverse culture — from its history and heritage, to the contemporary cross-cultural exchange depicted within the art installations, interactive workshops and performances.

At Qasr Al-Hosn, guests will be able to visit “The Living Museum,” which will have live actors depicting the daily life of previous eras.  

“The Living Heritage Souq” is a where stall-keepers produce and sell traditional goods, including perfumes, spices and clothing. At the “Emirati Culinary Challenge,” chefs will cook traditional and contemporary Emirati dishes. 

The event will have performances by different bands. (Supplied)

Cultural Foundation will kick off the performing arts element of the festival on Thursday evening with a performance by Arab rock band Jadal.