Doha: Bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani to crown 13th May Queen
Doha, Apr 29: Aftab Shivdasani, the well-known Indian actor, will be especially flying in to Qatar to crown the 13th May Queen.
Music has a special place in the lives of Goans from the western state of India and to keep the musically inclined in high spirits, the Goan Welfare Association (GWA) once again geared up to host a fun and elegant traditional 13th Annual May Queen Ball on May 9 at the Radisson Blu Doha from 8.30 pm onwards.
The highlight of the event will be crowning of 13th May Queen by bollywood actor Aftab Shivdasani with fabulous prizes in gold, pearls, airline tickets, free accommodation in five star hotels, electronic items and many more, said GWA president Simon D’Silva.
Aftab has appeared in several television commercials. When he was just 14 months old, he was selected to act as the “Farex baby” (baby food brand). His first Hindi film as a child actor was Mr India (1987), directed by Shekhar Kapur. This was followed by Chaalbaaz, Shahenshah and Insaaniyat.
He got the big break from filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma when he was 19. Aftab was offered the lead role opposite Urmila Matondkar in the 1999 film, Mast. This movie was a success and his performance earned him a lot of praise from the film community.
Since then, Aftab has been seen in several films. Currently, Aftab is filming for Grand Masti.
India’s top and Goa’s number one live band, Forefront will render exhilarating music along with ace compere Updesh Swar. DJ Glorio will also feature with his ballroom and uptempo music. H.E. Mr. Sanjiv Arora, Indian Ambassador to Qatar will be the Chief Guest.
Like past years, this year too the event will cater to all the nationalities and specially Indians in general. Tickets are priced at Qrs 150 (single) and Qrs 100 per child (age between 5-12 yrs). Tickets are available at Lamudi Gift Shop, Radisson Blu Doha, Tel: 44281735/30294069. Participants to the contest should contact the organizers as early as possible. More details can be had by phoning on 55550491, 66828980, 55529397, 55218480, 66529367 and 55605755.
The organizations partnering the event include Qatar Airways (official airline), Doha Bank (official Bank), Radisson Blu Doha (official hotel), Gulf Colours (official video/photography), Gulf Times (official media partner) and Daijiworld.com (official web partner). More details will be announced shortly.