Mumbai: A slew of events including a fashion show, a cycle race, extreme sailing championship and food festivals are slated for the Muscat Festival which opens in the capital of Sultanate of Oman on January 27-February 24 with Bollywood names like Shah Rukh Khan and Lara Dutta participating in it, top officials said on Monday.
"While singer Sonu Niigaam and actress Lara Dutta will perform at the fest on Feb 10, superstar Shah Rukh Khan will have a stage-show there on Feb 17," Salim Bin Adey Al-Mamari, Director General of Tourism Promotion, Sultanate of Oman, told media persons here this afternoon.
Oman also plans to woo Indian filmmakers to consider the country as a shooting locale as Bollywood movies are very popular there and Shah Rukh also commands a huge fan following.
"Film tourism is a growing phenomenon worldwide. We realise the importance and the reach of the Indian film industry and plan to encourage Indian producers and studios to film in Oman," added Lubaina Sheerazi, India Representative of Sultanate of Oman....more
09:20 PM, Jan 24, 2011