Shilpa’s musical grand finale in the UK


MUMBAI: After TV show, Celebrity Big Brother, Shilpa Shetty has wooed the British public once again this week through the grand finale of her musical Miss Bollywood in London.
Having toured a total of 16 European cities across Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and UK in the last two-and-a-half months, Shilpa returned to London to perform the final act at the Royal Albert Hall.
The musical is set against the backdrop of London as the city prepares for the 2012 Olympics. It follows the story of Maya (performed by Shetty), a classically trained dancer and choreographer, who arrives from India to set up a dance academy in a soon-to-be-demolished East London building. Maya soon finds herself thrust into the limelight, where she must either sink or swim. Her trials and tribulations include the unwanted attentions of a famous but predatory choreographer.
Miss Bollywood combines traditional Indian music with riveting dance sequences that could be entered in the Olympics themselves. It showcases an amalgamation of dance forms taken from the east and west of India, with Shilpa re-capturing on stage some of Bollywood’s greatest hits over the past 40 years.