BTB becomes official partner of Shahrukh show

November 30, 2010

The Bangladesh Tourism Board at a news briefing on Monday said they would be official partner of Bollywood heart throb Shahrukh Khan live show scheduled to be held at Dhaka Army Stadium next month.
The press conference was jointly organised at the Sheraton Hotel by BTB and event management company Antar Showbiz which is arranging the show.
BTB chairman Shafiq Alam Mehedi and Antar Showbiz chairman spoke at the programme.
Shafiq Alam said BTB would try to utilise ‘Shahrukh Khan Night’ to promote ‘Beautiful Bangladesh’ theme and Sundarban and Cox’s Baazar beach.
Shahrukh Khan will be also requested to campaign for the inclusion of the world’s largest mangrove Sunderban in the Seven Wonders of the World list.
‘We will propose Shahrukh Khan for becoming goodwill ambassador for Bangladesh to promote the biggest mangrove forest of the world, Sundarban, and the longest sea beach, Cox’s Bazzar,’ said Shahfiq Alam.
The event is expected to be held on November 10 and this will be first ever visit of Shahrukh Khan to Bangladesh.
Another Bollywood heart-throb Rani Mukherjee is also expected to take part in the six-hour show with others including Hindi film stars like Arjun Rampal, Isha Koppikar, Shefali Zariwala, Ganesh Hedge and Neeraj Shridkar and Bangladeshi film star Shakib Khan, dance artiste Prantar and others.
Shahrukh Khan and Rani Mukerjee are considered a great duo and their movies together as the lead pair had hit box offices including ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, and ‘Khabhi Alvida Na Kehna’ and ‘Chalte Chalte’ simply rocked the screen.
Shapan Chowdhury said that a quarter of journalists had raised question about budget of the concert and they also reported that Antar Showbiz was evading tax payments of the participants and Value Added Tax.
‘Everything is going on in line with laws of the country and we will provide 15 per cent VAT for the programme,’ Shapan said.
‘Participants will also pay 25 per cent tax from their participation money,’ he added.
Shapan said total budget of the programme will be about Tk 1.5 crore.
‘I will not disclose how much money Shahrukh is taking as there is some legal complications,’ Shapan said.
Private television channel ‘Boishakhi’ will telecast the programme live.
Mentionable, earlier in 1997, Antar Showbiz organised an event named ‘HOT SUMMER NIGHT’ at Dhaka Stadium [now Bangabandhu National Stadium], which ultimately did not take place.


Courtesy of NewAge

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