PROMOTERS for Bollywood artist Sumeet Tappoo were sceptical about the reception the Fiji-born star was going to receive from fans in his home country.
However, their suspicions were laid to rest when crowds of people kept turning up for the three concerts Tappoo held in Suva, Lautoka and Nadi last week.
"We were a little sceptical coming into Fiji because we knew that people saw Sumeet as more associated with bhajans and ghazals," said concert promoter Raj Bachu of Pawon Promotions.
"But they were very happy with his new music genre and we were delighted to see the great response from them."
Mr Bachu said they recorded a full house at their final performance in Nadi.
"It was great to see a great number of people turn up for our last show, especially in a town that suffered a lot during the floods earlier this year," he said.
Mr Bachu said Tappoo was happy to be back home to perform in front of a crowd that appreciated his performances.
Tappoo introduced his song from his new album Deewangee which is currently one of the Top 20 albums in India.
Mr Bachu said they hoped to have a similar tour to Australia next year.
"Right now we are looking forward to that tour.
"Another great achievement by him is that he will be recording a song with one of India's top artists Sunidhi Chauhan for a blockbuster film. The song is a romantic song and will be released next year."
Meanwhile, fans can access Tappoo's new album on his website www.sumeettappoo.com.