Dubai, Oct 24 (IANS) It's not for the money or the fame that Shah Rukh Khan does stage shows, but to get up close and party with his fans.
“These shows are not a show of talent or some amazing skill that you possess. This is our way of partying with people who have shared so much love and happiness with us,” Shah Rukh Khan said in the course of a media interaction here ahead of his Temptation Reloaded stage show scheduled for Saturday night.
“I have been working for 21 years and I don’t really get the opportunity to thank each of my fans personally,” he said.
“I am old now,” he continued, “and it is quite difficult to do live shows. Some days, I get up and I say I don’t really have to do this. It is not for the money, not for the fame any more.”
Shah Rukh returns to Dubai after a gap of four years for a live stage show.
Dubai is part of the Temptation Reloaded world tour that the Bollywood star is doing along with Arjun Rampal, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor.
The tour started in Rotterdam in Holland in June and continued in Singapore.
The show will be compered by MTV video jockey Anusha Dandekar and choreographed by Ganesh Hegde of "Lagaan" fame.
Britain based desi-rapper Hard Kaur will also perform before the Dubai audience.
The show is being sponsored by Country Club Group of India, which has opened a new resort in Dubai this year.
According to the organisers, the show is expected to draw around 18,000 people at the Dubai Festival City Arena.
Dubai is home to around 700,000 of the 1.5 million expatriate Indians in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).