01 October, 2020


Mumbai gets a first-hand taste of pop nirvana- falsetto, false nose, fire tracks and all


IT was Magic Jackson all the way. The back-breaking, breath-taking roller-coaster ride zipped through pages of the past, flipped through happenings in history, beyond the pyramids, the Sistine Chapel, the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall, Nelson Mandela, Ronald Reagan, Mother Teresa, racing to keep its date with an anxious audience in Shahaji Raje Bhosale Kreeda Sankul in uptown subur-ban Mumbai. The countdown— "attention please, only 30 minutes remain for HIStory to begin" in Hindi, English, French, German and Italian— had, however, begun long before the pelvic-pushing phenomenon actually touched the tarmac.

The fireworks had already been fuelled by stay orders, summons and suicidal threats from Michael Jackson Fashion Ltd and the Sena supremo's prodigal sibling, Ram-esh Thackeray. Much sound, much heat, much dust... BUT just ziltch compared to the real thing. In his MJ 2040 space capsule, the celeb time traveller cut across continents and broke boundaries before blasting the barriers of speed, sound and straight thinking at...



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