It was one debt that Himesh Reshammiya would gladly repay. The actor-music director-singer paid an ode to millions of his rickshaw drivers and cabbie fans in the concert that was the curtain raiser to Bhushan Kumar's 'Karzzzz' held at the Andheri sports Complex on Oct 12.
A star-studded performance, the act hosted by Mona Singh and Cyrus Broacha opened with Vineet from Saregama and Akriti Kakkar. Riya Sen in a sensuous black dress set the stage afire with a medley of "Tere Liye", "Lagi Choote Na Junoon" and "Sisak". This was followed by a comic act. Amrita Arora came next in a black and silver attire and danced to a medley of the tracks "Mirchi", "Tandoori nights" and "Jumme Raat"
Tulsi Kumar in a stunning electric blue outfit performed a medley of "Mohabbat Ki" from Aksar, "Tum Sason Me", "Afsana Banake" "Hai Tadap", "Tere Naal" and "Tere Bin Chain Na Aaye" to a thunderous applause.
Black seemed to be the norm as Neha Dhupia came in a jet black figure-hugging dress and rocked the crowd with "Tera Mera Mera... Suroor", "Aameen", "Shakalaka Boom Boom" and "Zara Jhoom Jhoom". Amisha Patel also arrived on stage in a black and silver combo to shake her legs to "Soniye Soniye", "Janabe Janiya" and "Jhalak Dikhlaja".
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The 'Karzzzz' curtain-raiser followed and then came the time for the colourfully decorated auto rickshaw entrée of Himesh Reshammiya to take centre stage. This time out, he had a lot of kids joining him and singing along in his act.
Bhushan Kumar then felicitated Himesh with a platinum disc honour. A visibly emotional Himesh acknowledged that Bhushan was one man who first believed in him and gave him the break he strived for. At a time when most people forget to look back as they grow in life, this was one touching act from Himesh that Bhushan acknowledged and respected as well.
Bhushan was joined by his pretty director wife Divya Khosla Kumar, Shweta Kumar, the heroine of 'Karzzzz', Tulsi Kumar, Vinod Bhanushali, director Ajay Kapoor and the rest of the team who made the concert happen.
'Karzzzz' curtain raiser was hosted by T-Series and Star Plus and produced and managed by Carving Dreams Live, a division of Carving Dreams Entertainment.
'KARZZZZ' is a film that explores the psychological traits every human being possesses, some of them so powerful that it leads them to commit vices of greed, obsession, hatred, deceit, betrayal and even murder. Set amidst the majestic and breathtaking locales of South Africa, 'KARZZZZ' is a remake of the 1980 Subhash Ghai hit "Karz". The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar & Kishan Kumar of T-Series, directed by Satish Kaushik and stars Himesh Reshammiya, Urmila Matondkar, debutante Shweta Kumar, Gulshan Grover, Raj Babbar & Danny Denzongpa.