Leading Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives in Riyadh to celebrate the world-famous season. Fans, including Indians, have been waiting for Salman’s arrival in the Saudi capital on December 10, after General Entertainment Authority chairman Turkey Al Sheikh tweeted. Fans were thrilled when Salman Khan tweeted that he was coming to Riyadh to see everyone. Salman is also a favorite of Saudi expats. Tickets went on sale on Sunday, much to the delight of those waiting to see the star in person online. Tickets cost 150 riyals, 375 riyals and 1000 riyals. Salman Khan’s show is titled ‘The Bang’. Salman Khan is one of the most admired Indian actors in Saudi Arabia.
Salman Khan was an advertising model for a leading clothing retailer in Saudi Arabia. Salman’s influence in the Arab community, both young and old, was behind his invitation to the Riyadh season. Two years ago, Salman Khan was a guest at the Al Sharq Festival in the Eastern Province. The Riyadh Season Festival, which started on October 20, featured world-famous rapper Pitbull, Saudi singer Mohammed Abdu and Syrian singer Rasha Rizk, but did not have a significant Indian presence. With the arrival of Salman Khan, that gap will be filled as a star.
Apart from Saudi nationals, thousands of Indians, including Malayalees, will come to the city to see Salman and enjoy his performance. Apart from Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Jacqueline Fernandes, Sai Manjrekar, Sunil Grover and Guru Randhawa will also be in the cast. The festival, which ends on March 31, is expected to attract world-renowned artists and sports giants in the coming days. As the season’s headline ‘Imagine more’ becomes synonymous, the season progresses with daily breaks. Football fans are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Messi, Mbabane and Neymar at the Saudi ground. Season venues are tailored to suit the tastes of all types of audiences, including art, play, subject matter, poetry and storytelling.