‘Magic of Bollywood’ at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014

Considering the number of films that have been shot at Abu Dhabi, many would believe that the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (ADFF) has some sort of tie-up with Bollywood, but there’s hardly any connection. Abu Dhabi Film Festival promotes independent art films (the low budget ones) whereas Bollywood is all about commercial cinema.

Although hardly any Bollywood movie made it to ADFF 2014 (barring one movie), Bollywood did make its presence felt through the ‘Magic of Bollywood’, a singing and dancing show starring Priyanka Chopra, that took place in the auditorium of Emirates Palace.

Priyanka was the chief guest of the show. Actress Elli Avram (of Bigg Boss fame) was also a part of the extravaganza. The one-and-a-half hour show, choreographed by Ganesh Hegde, was closed to the public however and entries were only by invitations.

In between the performances, Priyanka chopra also tweeted about her amazing experience at the Bollywood show in Abu Dhabi.


Priyanka Chopra was also at her playful best during the ‘Magic Of Bollywood’ show. She made it more interesting by asking the men in the show to woo her for marriage.

One blonde guy in particular, did manage to catch the attention of the Diva, not just by his dancing/ singing skills but also with his words. He was apparently full of praises for the actress and appreciated her amazing eyes and her beautiful body and promised to love her and her mother and take care of them.

Lesson for all the guys here…you might be skilled at several things, but to truly impress a diva, you need to be really skillful with the words!

That’s when Priyanka Chopra joked that her family wanted her to marry Mohit Raina (the handsome actor plays the role of Lord Shiva in ‘Devon Ke Dev Mahadev’) because her Massi (mother’s sister) was a big fan of the television actor.

All in all, Pee Cee had a great time at the show, and Bollywood did make its presence felt at the Abu Dhabi Film festival, albeit not through its movies.