When Shakira shakes her hips, a crowd of 20,000 will do it with her. 23,000 tickets have been sold already through retail outlets and the Internet. And if you're wondering why watching Shakira is such an expensive affair, (Rs 3,650 and Rs 2,650) then the organisers assure that it will be worth every paisa. "With dancers, musicians and performers filling up the stage with her, the costs are justified. Ticket prices are often related to the current popularity of the performer. Roger Waters (Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,000) may be a better artiste but currently Shakira is more popular. So the ticket pricing is higher," said an organiser.
"I love India, its people, culture and food. I have a lot of fans in India," said Shakira when she arrived at the Mumbai international airport yesterday, after performing at Dubai. The dance troupe of about 25 people arrived in the city a day prior to her.
The Colombian singer known for hit singles like Whenever Wherever and Hips don't lie will be performing at the MMRDA grounds, as part of her Oral Fixation tour, for which she is covering 141 cities across the world. Leaving Mumbai tomorrow, she is off to Spain, followed by Egypt. Amul butter has its own interpretation of the tour.