Following its successful global run, The Da-Bangg: Tour Reloaded is here in Dubai finally! Ahead of the star-studded performance at the Coca Cola Arena on Friday, November 8, City Times caught up with the Da-Bangg team in Dubai.
Superstar Salman Khan, who looked a bit subdued when Khaleej Times finally caught up with him, said he was hoping to feed off the energy of the audience. But he was equally excited to bring the show to Dubai. “When you like things you’re doing, when your hobbies turn into your profession, you have all the enthusiasm towards it,” he explained. Talking about the concert, and what he brings to the show he warned us that he is a “competitive. bad dancer!”
“We borrow all the energy from our fans,” the star said as he added that a “quiet audience” is what puts him off. Salman who demands the best out of himself acts as the driving force for his fellow team members to push themselves to bring their all to the stage. His co-performers only had praise for the superstar.
Jacqueline Fernandez called him her inspiration. “I like working with him and continue to work with him because he motivates and inspires me to be the best version of myself.” Jacqueline promised fans a special Arabian infused performance for the Dubai show. “I’ve added another song as well which is a surprise element,” she said.
Multi-talented actor, host and VJ Manish Paul who will be hosting and opening the grand show promises one of the best entertainment concerts of the year. “We are making sure it’s going to be a big rollercoaster ride!”
Daisy Shah, who has a special connect with Dubai as her debut movie Jai Ho with Salman Khan premiered here, is also excited about the special Arabian number she is bringing to her Dubai fans. “Dubai has been a second home and I’m excited to perform to a special Arabic song.”
Salman Khan is very supportive: Daisy ShahHaving debuted in the Bollywood film industry with Salman in Jai Ho, Daisy credits her hard work to the superstar’s supportive nature. “He is a very positive person,” she added.
Salman never takes it easy: Manish PaulManish Paul has often been referred to as Salman Khan’s favourite and says that tag comes with a lot of responsibility. “I think if the biggest superstar of the country is saying that then I need to live up to it. So I make sure I should not let him down any time. I work harder on my skills and it’s thanks to him that I’m a part of this show.” Manish also credits Salman with entrusting him to open the Da-Bangg Tour with one of his acts.
Salman Khan is a dream to work with: JacquelineJacqueline Fernandez who has done an entire tour and worked on Race 3 and Kick with Salman holds him in high regard. “When I see someone working so hard and so passionately and so respectful towards his career and his craft, it just makes me realise how much more I need to push herself.”
Dubai’s Burj Khalfa lights up with Oman flag
Omani flag displayed on the world’s tallest building. Dubai’s Burj Khalifa was lit up with the colours of the Oman flag tonight. The display of the Omani flag was shared on the Burj Khalifa’s official Twitter handle. “Burj Khalifa lights up in honour of the 49th National Day of Oman,” the tweet said. ?? ????????…
Omani flag displayed on the world’s tallest building.
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa was lit up with the colours of the Oman flag tonight.
The display of the Omani flag was shared on the Burj Khalifa’s official Twitter handle.
“Burj Khalifa lights up in honour of the 49th National Day of Oman,” the tweet said.
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– Burj Khalifa (@BurjKhalifa) November 18, 2019
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Video: Mother lets six-year-old drive on highway at 130kmph
His mother uploaded the video. Russian authorities are investigating a mother after she uploaded a video of her allowing her six-year-old son to drive on a motorway at 130 kmph. According to the Daily Mail, 29-year-old Agina Altynbayeva let her son drive her Hyundai Solaris on an empty highway. The shocking footage shows the tachometer…
His mother uploaded the video.
Russian authorities are investigating a mother after she uploaded a video of her allowing her six-year-old son to drive on a motorway at 130 kmph.
According to the Daily Mail, 29-year-old Agina Altynbayeva let her son drive her Hyundai Solaris on an empty highway. The shocking footage shows the tachometer touching 80 mph (130 kmph).
After receiving backlash, the mother has become very defensive online, even swearing at her critics. “I do everything right, and if you think that I am not right, it is your problem,” she wrote.
Police and childcare authorities have initiated a preliminary investigation, confirmed the Tatarstan Interior Ministry.
“First of all, the inhabitant will be interviewed by GIBDD (Russian traffic police) officers and certain measures will be taken. in case these measures turn out to be insufficient, we will consider inviting the mother to a meeting with the juvenile affairs commission.”
Altynbayeva was previously criticized for a video in which she drove with a baby on her lap.
Man who caused 14 deaths at Dubai detention centre released
He said he longed to meet his mother and seek her forgiveness. An Emirati – who was serving a life term for starting a fire at a police detention centre that killed 14 prisoners – has been released before seeing out his full sentence. The 40-year-old secured an early release based on a plea he…
He said he longed to meet his mother and seek her forgiveness.
An Emirati – who was serving a life term for starting a fire at a police detention centre that killed 14 prisoners – has been released before seeing out his full sentence.
The 40-year-old secured an early release based on a plea he had filed and his good conduct in prison.
A public prosecution source told Khaleej Times that the case dates back to 2001. The convict and four others caused chaos inside the detention centre in Bur Dubai before it culminated in the tragic incident. “They were in jail on different charges – mostly drug-related. On the incident day, they started a fire and the victims died because of smoke inhalation.”
In his plea, the inmate said imprisonment had changed him for the better. He said he longed to meet his mother and seek her forgiveness for everything he made her go through.
How the tragedy unfolded
Explaining the case, a lawyer, whose client was among the victims, said: “There was a group of inmates, who caused disturbance inside the detention centre because the administration did not meet their demands for certain food items and medicines. On the day of the incident, they set their mattresses ablaze with a lighter and smoke engulfed the cells. The inmates died of inhalation and many others were hospitalised in a critical condition.
“Sadly, one of our clients, a trader in his fifties, who had been there for two or three months, was among the victims.”
In 2003, Dubai’s hightest court found the defendant, two Emiratis, an Omani and another resident guilty of the charges. They were sentenced to life in prison and ordered to pay Dh2.1 million in blood money to the victims’ families. The court also ordered them to pay Dh210,000 as compensation for the damage they caused to the Bur Dubai police detention centre.
According to the prosecution source, for a convict to be allowed to walk out of jail before serving his term, he has to file a plea to the Dubai Courts and the public prosecution. “The public prosecution studies all the circumstances surrounding the case and his conduct behind bars; how he had been behaving; how imprisonment had affected him; whether he is sick; etc.
“The prosecution gives its opinion as per the law and refers it to the courts. The courts then decide,” the source said.
According to the lawyer, the prison administration can file a plea on behalf of a certain inmate regarding his early release. “The inmate could be under probation and watch for some time. The plea has to go through the public prosecution, which gives its recommendation. It is then the courts’ call.”
Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law academy in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more, and has grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…