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WIN: Tickets to Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – The Greatest Hits Live at The O2

BollyNewsUK has teamed up with The O2 to give fans a chance to win 1 pair of tickets to the Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan – The Greatest Hits Live at The O2 taking place on Sunday 14 August 2016.

To win tickets, fill out the form below:

Terms & conditions:
Closing date for entries is 13:00, 08th August 2016 in Great Britain.
The winner will be contacted via e-mail or telephone.
This competition is only open to UK residents.
Food, drink, parking & travel are not covered.
There is no cash alternative and the prize will not be transferable. Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred.
Entries received after the closing date of the promotion will not be considered.

Rahat Concert

Ahead of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan’s performance, BBC Asian Network DJs Punjabi Hit Squad  will be on hand to entertain the crowds in the piazza from 4pm-6pm. Head down for free to be in with a chance to win prizes and see Punjabi Hit Squad live.

From 2pm, the piazza at The O2 will be hosting lots of free activity, including dance lessons from the renowned Bollywood Choreographer and Dance Entertainer Jay Kumar at 4pm and 5pm.

Throughout the day, the finest Asian street food will be on offer including; Kothu Kothu, serving up a little taste of Sri Lanka through one of its most loved street food dishes, Kothu Roti, Bun Kabab who will be dishing up traditional Pakistani Street food of bun kababs packed with different flavours and textures, and Asma Khan ofDarjeeling Express who will be serving up a selection of quality home-cooked Indian food that will take you on a journey from Calcutta in the east of India to Hyderabad in the south.

Kingfisher Beer, the leading Indian beer the world over, and Mojito Lemon UK will also be on hand to serve up refreshments.

Star TV; the ‘Exclusive Official TV Media Partner’ of the show will also be on site at the event, so come down and say hello.


The performance will coincide with Pakistan and India’s independence weekend celebrations and will be Ustad Rahat Fateh Khan’s only London show this year. Discussing his forthcoming show Ustad Rahat Fateh Khan said; “I’m very excited to be performing at The O2, London, for the second time, following my sold out tour in 2013. 

“Coming to the UK is always a thrill for me and my performance is timed to fit the Independence Day celebrations for both Pakistan and India. I have a fantastic team of musicians joining me and will be performing my greatest film hits and new material, as well as my esteemed Uncle, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s popular Qawwali numbers, to rock the arena.”

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan was chosen at birth by his uncle Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan for tutoring in the traditions of qawwali music, a form of Sufi devotional popular in South Asia. Six weeks after his uncle’s death in 1997, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan took his position as leader of the group and has since become one of the most talked about Pakistani artists in the world.

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has performed on a variety of recordings, and his songs and vocals have featured in numerous hit Hollywood and Bollywood films including Bodyguard, My Name is Khan, Dabangg, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Drishyam, the Hollywood film Apocalypto and many more.

The maestro has released over 50 albums with over 100 hits in Bollywood and has been presented with numerous awards including Star Screen Awards for Best Male Playback 2010 and the IIFA award for best male vocalist 2011. He has also been a judge on top TV shows in India such a Chhote Ustad and Junoon, Kuch Kar Dikhaane Ka. He was the headline performer at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2014 and recently performed at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in March 2016.

In 2014, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan released his latest album ‘Back 2 Love’ which sold millions of copies worldwide. 


WIN: Poster featuring Sonam Kapoor as ‘Neerja’

BollyNewsUK has teamed up with Media Hive and Fox Star Studios to give UK fans a chance to win posters of the highly-anticipated Bollywood release, Neerja, featuring Sonam Kapoor.

NEERJA UK Competition

To win a poster, simply answer the following question and fill out the form below: 

Who plays the character of Neerja’s mother in the film?

Closing date for entries is 18:00 (GMT), 19th February 2015. The winner will be contacted via e-mail. This competition is only open to UK residents.

One of the most powerful and inspiring films to emerge from Indian cinema over recent years, Neerja is a biopic and a cinematic representation of the dramatic events that unfolded on 5th September 1986, when Pan Am Flight 73 from Bombay to New York was hijacked in transit at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, Pakistan. This is the story of Neerja Bhanot, a 22-year-old part time model, who was the Head Purser on the flight. Throughout the horrifying ordeal,Neerja didn’t succumb to her fears  and, from the minute the plane was hijacked through the terrifying 17 hours to the grueling end, used her courage, wits and compassion to make sure the passengers were protected, saving the lives of 359 passengers and crew on board out of 379, all at the cost of her own life.
Releasing on 19th February 2016, Neerja is produced by Fox Star Studios and co-produced by Bling Unplugged, and has been directed by celebrated ad film director, Ram Madhvani. Actress Sonam Kapoor essays her most career-defining role as the young braveheart and adding to the cast is veteran and internationally renowned actress, Shabana Azmi, playing the role of Neerja’s mother. 

Competition: WIN 2 tickets to ‘A.R. Rahman – The Greatest Hits Live!’ show in London

BollyNewsUK has teamed up with The O2 to give fans a chance to win tickets to the ‘A.R. Rahman – The Greatest Hits Live!’ show taking place in London on 15th August 2015.

The competition includes two tickets to experience the show live, access to the prestigious O2 VIP lounge and access to the after party at Brooklyn Bowl. 

Answer the following question, fill out your details  and select an answer below to enter the competition: 

This competition is now closed.

Terms &  conditions:
Closing date for entries is 18:00, 10th August 2015 in Great Britain.

The winner will be contacted via e-mail.
This competition is only open to UK residents.
Food, drink, parking & travel are not covered. 
There is no cash alternative and the prize will not be transferable. Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred.
Entries received after the closing date of the promotion will not be considered.

The double Grammy and double Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe winner, AR Rahman returns to The O2 after five years, with a one off greatest hits show on Saturday 15 August 2015. AR Rahman will be joined by very special guests including; Haricharan, Neeti Mohan, Javed Ali, Jonita Gandhi, and many more.

Tickets and limited VIP Packages go on general sale at 9am on Friday 12 June and are available at AXS.com or by calling 08448 24 48 24. Tickets are also available via http://www.chillitickets.com, http://www.seetickets.com and http://www.biggreencoach.co.uk.

Discussing his forthcoming UK show of the year AR Rahman said; “The UK always brings back fond memories of working on landmark projects in my career and it’s good to be back again after five years.”

The announcement follows a hugely successful intimate American tour and saw AR Rahman, performs in multiple concert halls. Throughout the US, the tour received standing ovations and critical acclaim.

Working in India’s various film industries, international cinema and theatre with the hit show Bombay Dreams, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Rahman, has sold more than 100 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide, and sold over 200 million albums. He is one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists, with consistent chart-toppers across multiple continents.

In 2009 TIME magazine listed him as one of the world’s most influential people and cited his first album, Roja among the “10 Best Soundtracks” of all time. Best known for his score and songs in Slumdog Millionaire, Rahman has worked on more than 100 films, among them the Oscar nominated Lagaan, Bombay, Dil Se, Rang De Basanti, Rockstar, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Raanjhanaa, O Kadhal Kanmani, Enthiran (Robot), Fox’s 127 Hours by Danny Boyle, Disney’s Million Dollar Arm and The Hundred-Foot Journey.

He is working on a composition for the film Pelé, a biopic on the Brazilian football legend, as well as the score for Disney’s Mohenjo Daro. His album Vande Mataram, released for India’s 50th anniversary of its independence in 1997 remains a firm favourite with patriotic Indians both at home and abroad.


UK Competition: Win Detective Byomkesh Bakshi! merchandise

To mark the release of the much-anticipated release of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy today on Friday 3rd April, Yash Raj Films are giving you the chance to win the limited #DBB notepad.

Simply answer the question:

Q: Who plays Detective Byomkesh Bakshy?

A.   Dibakar Banerjee

B.   Sushant Singh Rajput

C.   Anand Tiwari

Fill out the form below to take part in the competition.


Closing date for entries is 18:00 (BST), 8th April 2015. The winner will be contacted via e-mail.This competition is only open to UK residents.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshi Notepad

Presented by Yash Raj Films, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is in UK cinemas from today!

Competition: Win Dr. Cabbie Audio CDs!

DR. CABBIE UK ReleaseBollyNewsUK is giving away 10 audio CDs of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Eros International’s next release, Dr. Cabbie, produced by Salman Khan Being Human Productions. 

Dr. Cabbie stars Vinay Virmani, Kunal Nayyar, Adrienne Palicki and Isabelle Kaif and is set to release in UK cinemas on Friday, 28th November 2014.

Synopsis: An unemployed doctor turned cab driver becomes a local hero when he converts his taxi into a mobile clinic. Dr. Cabbie is the heart warming journey of a young Indian Doctor who immigrates to Canada with the selfless ambition of healing others while beginning a new life in the land of opportunity.
Dr. Cabbie discovers his true purpose and true love when he embarks upon this journey of a doctor turned cabbie. The film is produced by FirstTake Entertainment and Caramel Films , presented by Salman Khan Being Human [SKBH] Productions and directed by one of Canada’s most acclaimed Directors’, Jean-Francois Poulliot (La Grande Seduction). 

To win an audio CD of the Dr. Cabbie original motion picture soundtrack, answer the following question and fill out your details below:

 This competition is now closed!

Closing date for entries is 18:00, 27th November 2014 in Great Britain.
The winner will be contacted via e-mail.

This competition is only open to UK residents.

Competition: Meet the cast of ‘Happy New Year’

HNY UK BUSYash Raj Films in association with B4U and Baba Elaichi is proud to announce the Happy New Year Bus hitting the UK, ahead of this year’s biggest Bollywood release!

And to celebrate, they are offering a lucky winner the chance of a lifetime to meet King Khan, Shahrukh Khan, and the cast and director of Happy New Year in London on Sunday 5th October.

The winner will have the opportunity of meeting the team one on one and travelling with them on the Happy New Year Bus, going on to watch the stars live in action onstage.

All you need to do is click a pic of the bus in your area, mention where you spotted it and upload the pic to:

HNY Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HappyNewYear

HNY Twitter: https://twitter.com/HNY

HNY Instagram: http://instagram.com/happynewyear

B4U Facebook: facebook.com/B4UNETWORK


A lucky winner along with a friend will be selected to meet the stars in London on Sunday 5th October, travel on the bus and go on to see them perform live onstage. The winner will be announced on Saturday 4th October.

You can spot the Bus in the following locations:

2nd October 2014:

Belgrave Road
Melton Road
East Park Road
City Centre
London Road
Highfields area.

Alum Rock – Alum Rock Road
Bordesley Green – Bordesley Green Road
Capehill – Dudley Road
Handsworth – Soho Road, Rookery Road
Small Heath – Coventry Road
Smethwick – High Street
Sparkbrook/Sparkhill – Stratford road
Walsall – Palfrey (Wednesbury Road)
Wolverhampton – Dudley Road
West Bromwich – High Street

3rd October 2014 

Farnham Road

Uxbridge Road

King Street
South Road

Kenton Road

Ealing Road
Wembley High Road

4th October 2014

East London
Ilford Lane, IG1

Cranbrook Road, IG1
High Road, Seven Kings, IG3
Green Street, E13
High Street North, East Ham, E6 
Romford Road, E15
High Street, E3 [A118]
Bow Road, E3 [A11]
Mile End Road, E1
Whitechapel Road / Whitechapel High Street, E1
Bethnal Green Road, E2 [A1209]
Commercial Road, E14


Competition: Win tickets to Bollywood Showstoppers 2014

Bollywood Showstoppers 2014 is returning to The O2 on Sunday 3rd August. Headlined by Shahid Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Ali Zafar, Jacqueline Fernandez performing for the first time in the UK and supported by musical sensation Mika Singh and the spectacular Bolly Flex dancers, the four hour spectacular is filled with extravagant entertainment, from jaw-dropping high energy dance performances to live blockbuster musical acts that will keep you on the edge of your feet.

Bollywood Showstoppers

We have teamed up with Bolly-Flex and Naz Choudhury, the director and producer of the Bolly-Flex shows, to give away a pair of tickets. Simply answer the following question using the form below:

  •  Which world-famous venue will host the Bollywood Showstoppers concert in London on 3rd August?

This Competition is now closed!

The competition closes on 30thJuly 2014. The winner will be contacted via e-mail. This competition is only open to UK residents.

Bollywood Showstoppers 2013 rocked The O2 with Bipasha Basu, Atif Aslam, Shaan and Malaika Arora and now in 2014, it just got bigger. Don’t miss out on the biggest Bollywood concert of the year, book your tickets now to avoid disappointment.

Book your tickets here!

COMPETITON: Win a pair of tickets to the Preview screening of BODYGUARD

Bodyguard Screening ticket competition

Win 1 pair of tickets to see a special preview for the hottest Bollywood film of the festive season, Bodyguard, starring Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor, on 30th August in Central London.

To win a pair of tickets please email me with the answer to this question:
What Tamil film is this a remake of?


Competition rules and disclaimer:
1) This contest is open for UK residents only.
2) Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred.
3) There will be no cash alternatives.
4) Only one entry per person.
5) This competition closes on the 28th August 2011 and all entries after this date will not be considered.
6) Accommodation and travel to London is not included with the tickets for the advance screening.