The whole Justin Bieber fiasco is still making us laugh! See, the media hyped up his visit and concert so much that this was supposed to be the biggest thing in India this year. It was the same hype that the Michael Jackson concert got when he came to India and that time, the media was not as huge as today’s media is. Naturally, when any white star comes to Mumbai or India, Bollywood stars become their desperate fans. As in, they turn into how their fans would react when they see them. We don’t know whose idea this was, but someone made Jacqueline Fernandez as Justin’s official chaperone in Mumbai. Like whose brilliant idea was it to put a foreign girl as a foreign guest’s chaperone? Anyways, Jacqueline was super excited and started making her guest list.
Justin Bieber in India
One of Jackie’s main responsibilities is that she is hosting a really cool backstage party for exactly 20 of her friends during the concert. This will include many of her Bollywood pals like Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra, Arjun Kapoor and many others, along with her bestie-like-architect Ashiesh Shah. They will be watching the concert in a special enclosure behind the stage, where not only will they be able to have a private party while they view the Bieber magic, but also they can step out and see the audience if they feel like. Of course, there will be food and drinks served and a real fun atmosphere.
We thought that Justin Bieber was the idol of teenagers, not grown up people in their 30s, 40s and 50s. As his visit drew nearer, there were reports on how Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan were supposed to throw Justin a party at Mannat. Can you imagine this? Men in their 50s throwing a party for a 20-year old kid. This is like a sugardaddy and sugarbaby situation. Maybe that’s why Justin kept away, he got freaked out.
Mumbai Mirror had to this say about how disappointed Jacqueline Fernandez was with Justin Bieber.
Ain’t no party
Perhaps the person most upset at the Justin Bieber concert is Jacqueline Fernandez. The effervescent actor was hugely excited to have been offered to host a private party for him backstage, and introduce her various film-star friends to the international pop star. Fernandez’s PR machinery went off an overdrive promoting her party as the event of the year and the guest-list as absolutely chichi (never mind that none of her pals eventually showed up). Moreover, the actor flew down especially for this from London, where she’s shooting for a film with Varun Dhawan, for two days only for this. However, Bieber could barely care for film stars or starlets, he headed straight for the airport to leave Mumbai just as soon as his last song was done. Poor Jacqueline didn’t even get to meet him, leave alone score the all important selfie.
Maybe she thought she could have secured something with him. You know, since she’s known to make good connections with affluent people. Who knows? But it’s damn funny how JB didn’t give a crap about all this. Can’t imagine how Jacqueline must feel! Her last post on Twitter was when she was going to the concert. Quite unusual for her not to post as she’s quite hyper online. Did someone check on her? It’s like she disappeared or something.
We have to wonder whether anyone told Justin about these plans or was he left in the dark? Did he know all this and decided to drop it all and leave India as soon as he was done performing? He was supposed to be visiting different locations on his itinerary, so did he disregard all this planning and just left India? Also, why send this huge list of demands if he was only going to be there for a day? That’s some crazy list of things he need.
Long list of Justin Bieber’s demands
The singer, Justin Bieber who enjoys luxury, had given a long list of unusual demands before he had arrived in India. Here goes the list of demands-
He demanded Z+ security for himself and his crew members wherever they go.
Demanded 13 rooms backstage, with white curtains and a refrigerator with large glass door.
His hotel to be converted into a personal 3-floor villa with all modern amenities.
A licensed masseuse from Kerala was called for Justin Bieber.
He had demanded a PlayStation, ping pong table, IO Hawk, washing machine, jacuzzi and a sofa set backstage at the event venue
He demanded a convoy of 10 luxury sedan for his event
Antique furniture in his hotel rooms
A yoga casket with all aromatic essential oils
Body wash, lip balms, and vanilla room fresheners.
Bolognese Spaghetti, Turkey, Wild berries, Green and black Olives, organic Banans, seasoned veggies with special dressing for his meals
Potato chips, cheese sandwiches, peanut butter, cereal made from berries, Ghiradelli dark chocolates, Haribo gummy bears, dried fruits and watermelon flavored gum as snacks backstage during the event.
Someone even made a joke on his list of food demands. FYI, Sanjeev Kapoor is a famous Indian chef, in case you didn’t know.
Now onto the concert night. It’s alright if celebrities were there to accompany their teenage kids or young children. They are Justin’s fanbase, so it’s fine, but what about grown up women being there? Or better yet, celebrity couples like the monkeys, who thought they would receive a VIP treatment at the venue. They should know when they go somewhere where the biggest star is someone else, no one will give a crap about them. Maybe celebrities got free tickets to go over there because we doubt they would pay for their entry pass. According to Bipasha Basu, there were just too many people there and no one to escort them inside. So, they had to leave the venue as people started noticing them. They also came without their bodyguards. Other celebs, who attended, felt that the whole show was a disappointment. The main reason being that Justin only sang 2-3 songs live and lipsynced the rest of the show. To be fair, isn’t this how Bollywood concerts go? Stars come, lipsync their songs and make the audience pay a bomb for that. Some celebs were even madder that Justin wasn’t even trying to conceal the fact that he was lipsyncing.
It’s like he [Justin] is playing it straight from his CD. I cannot believe that he is pulling this off. It’s quite clear that he is not singing these songs,” said Amit Sarkar, who had been waiting for his concert since February.
Isn’t this what this boy is known for? Check the reports of his concerts around the world, every country complained about his lipsyncing. In fact, we don’t know who thought a Justin Bieber concert would be the same as a Beyonce or Adele or even, Justin Timberlake concert. The dude is messed up and this tour is like his apology tour to make things right and make some quick cash. Hard to think he’s only 23.
If Bollywood celebs are complaining, it could be because they didn’t get a chance to interact personally with Justin and take pictures with him. You know, like they did with Oprah, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran.
A Justin Bieber Concert has no value for VIPs
Speaking to mid-day, Sheikh, who had paid around Rs 35,000 for each VVIP3 (backstage) ticket, said: “Our VVIP3 passes promised us a backstage tour, free merchandise and the designated section for such ticket holders was highlighted in a different colour. But we were all clubbed together. Three hours into the show we were promised a different section, but that didn’t happen. The merchandise stall collapsed at 4 pm.”
Despite being there for a really short time, Justin managed to take a stroll in Mumbai, checking out slums and playing with kids at an orphanage. It’s nice that he did all that and didn’t bother with the Bollywood celebrities waiting to meet him. Also, why bring him to see orphans or slum kids? It’s not like they know who he is. We doubt it. But if he went there with a donation, it makes sense. Anyways, hope this whole thing teaches these desperate celebrities a lesson. Wait a minute! What are we talking about? These guys will never learn. Just wait and watch them drool over some other white celebrity.