Saturday, September 29, 2007

Indian Idol Prashant's First Nepal Live tour Performance

Nepal Fans enjoy a live concert by Indian Idol Prashant Tamang at St Xavier’s ground in Jawalakhel on Saturday. Drenched to the bone, as rain pounded the capital since the morning, the fans did not let their spirit dampen.

Kathmandu, Sept. 29 (PTI): "Indian Idol" Prashanta Tamang today sought the blessings of Nepal Prime Minister G P Koirala as he entertained his fans during a live performance at a top college here.
Prashanta was accompanied by other Indian Idol finalists Ankita Mishra and Deepali Kishore during his meeting with Koirala at his residence in Baluwatar.
"The prime minister asked me how I felt after winning the contest. Then he put the Nepali 'topi' (cap) on my head and gave me his blessings," he was quoted as saying in the media.

Prashant Tamang at Kathmandu Airport

Braving continuous rain, some 10,000 girls and boys gathered in the damp ground of St Xavier's college amid tight security to see the Darjeeling boy sing along with Dipali and Nikita and the famous Nepali singer Nima Rumba.
Over one hundred policemen were deployed at the venue to prevent any untoward incident. The tickets of the show were priced at Rs 4,000 per person.
Prashanta lent his voice to dozens of Nepali and Hindi songs.
It was Prashanta's second performance, first being at Casino Royale yesterday. Prashanta will perform in Pokhara tomorrow before returning to India.

"Indian Idol" Prashanta Tamang's first public show at Casino Royale in the capital city fetched its organisers at least four million bucks in one go.
Casino Royale, owned by an Indian Rakesh Wadhwa, sold 1,500 tickets priced at Rs 2,500 for the three hour gala programme yesterday night.
The programme earned the casino at least Rs 4 million over night, according to a casino staff.
Besides that people also enjoyed various games of black jack, roulette, flush and baccarat at jam packed tables in the casino.
Though it was illegal to allow Nepalese people in the country's casinos, 90 percent of the audience comprised its citizens, according to eye-witnesses.
The show was organised a day after Indian Yoga Guru Rama Dev concluded his week long Yoga session that attracted 1.5 lakh people from all over Nepal.
Prashanta will be giving his second and third performance at St. Xavier's School in Jawlakhel in Kathmandu and famous tourist spot Pokhara today and tomorrow respectively.