William and Kate to rub shoulders with Bollywood royalty Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor at Indian Fundraiser
Everyone from Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Rishi Kapoor, to Aishwarya Rai, Farhan Akhtar and Sachin Tendulkar will be there
Prince William and Kate will be serenaded by Bollywood’s finest when they touch down in India on Sunday at a star-studded fundraiser – and here we take a look at each of them, and their incredible careers.
The royal couple will be entertained at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai by an explosion of Bollywood dancing and music and will schmooze with 200 Indian film, sport and business figures.
They will speak with big Bollywood names Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Rishi Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Farhan Akhtar as well as cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.
The reception and dinner, planned for Sunday, will raise funds for three charities the Cambridges will have met earlier during their first day in India – Magic Bus, Doorstep, and India’s Childline, which support vulnerable children in Mumbai and across India.
The fundraising event is organised by the British Asian Trust whose members include Syco executive Sonny Takhar who works with Simon Cowell and One Direction.
Sonny said: “It would be remiss of them to go to India and not experience Bollywood culture because it’s such an important part of the cultural fabric of the country.
“It’s fantastic they’re going to experience it.”
British High Commissioner to India Sir Dominic Asquith KCMG, said: “Their Royal Highnesses are delighted to have this opportunity to celebrate India’s notable contribution to cinema and to meet some of Mumbai’s most influential people in film, sport and business.”
It was also announced yesterday that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will have lunch with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday 12 April in New Delhi.