International pop sensation Justin Bieber arrived in Mumbai today for his first ever concert in India. The 23-year-old singer arrived at the Kalina airport at around 1:30 am in a chartered flight along with his crew. The singer, who was sporting a pink hoodie and black shorts, rushed out of the airport, where a group of fans had gathered to welcome him, to a waiting car which took him to his hotel in Lower Parel. He was accompanied by Bollywood star Salman Khan's personal bodyguard Shera.
After rocking the stage in Dubai on May 6, the "Love Yourself" singer is set to perform in Navi Mumbai Mumbai today.
It was earlier speculated that Justin Bieber will land in India on 8 May 2017, a crowd of Beliebers had gathered at the Mumbai International Airport to catch a glimpse of the global icon.
While his Purpose tour crew did land in Mumbai on Sunday, there were no sign of the singer, instead, he tweeted this to Amit Bhatia, one of the heads of the organisation that is hosting him:
“Dubai is incredible... India you are next. @Amit_Bhatia99 u ready? #PurposeTourStadiums”
— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 8, 2017
And in reply Amit Bhatia tweeted
Bieber's 120-member team has been put up at The St Regis and The Four Seasons in Lower Parel and the crew put up pictures of a party they attended in the city, along with their tour of the Gateway of India, The Taj Mahal Hotel, David Sassoon Library and a walk around Colaba.
A rage among the youth, especially teenagers, Bieber is touring to promote his critically-acclaimed album "Purpose". Titled the "Purpose World Tour", around 45,000 'Beliebers' are expected to be in attendance for the Grammy- winning singer's first-ever show in India at Navi Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium.
Navi Mumbai Police Commissioner Hemant Nagrale has made arrangement of 500 security personnel along with 25 officers which will ensure proper security at the stadium, with drone cameras keeping a constant watch.
Apart from local police and the singer's own security detail, Salman Khan's bodyguard Shera has also been roped in to ensure Bieber's safety.
"Harry Potter" actress Elarica Johnson will host the highly-anticipated event.
The opening acts for Bieber's gig include artistes such as DJ Sartek, DJ Zaeden and Norwegian DJ Alan Walker. The performances will begin at 4 PM with DJ Sartek opening the concert.
Bieber will be getting a royal treatment during his India stay. He will be treated to cuisines representing 29 states, people close to the organisers of the tour said. After the show, Bieber is expected to attend a private yacht party with live karaoke singing.
The "Cold Water" singer is expected to spend the next two days visiting New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.
Bieber will be showered with custom-made presents which include an exclusive autographed sarod from Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a Swarovski crystal-studded jacket by Rohit Bal and an Anamika Khanna-designed floor length chanderi silk jacket for his mother Pattie Mallett.
Bieber embarked on the tour on March 9 last year in Seattle and will close it on September 24 this year in Tokyo.