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A night of laughter

Ropate Valemei
Sunday, October 07, 2012

ENTERTAINER, Raju Srivastav had the crowd laughing their heads off at the Vodafone Arena in Suva on Friday night.

The king of comedy from India proved that laughter was the best medicine for those looking for a good start to their weekend.

This is Mr Srivastav's second visit to Fiji. His last visit to Fiji was 12 years ago.

"It's good to be back in Fiji, to see beautiful people with beautiful smiles, that makes me feel welcome," he said.

Mr Srivastav mimicked artists like Amitabh Bachchan and Shashi Kapoor.

Bollywood singers Avish Sharma and Vidya Teke also entertained the impressed crowd with their band boys from Mumbai.

Mr Sharma sang classical hits of Kishore Kumar and legendary Mohammed Rafi.

New Zealand-based South African award winning belly dancer, Candace, mesmerised the crowd shaking to Indian and Arabic music.

Twenty-year-old Priya Singh said she enjoyed the show and took her parents out to watch, despite the rain, for a night of relaxation.

She said she was thrilled to watch the king of comedy in person.

"Every Indo-Fijian is here from different backgrounds, religion, status and socio economic level," another fan, 35-year-old Saten Kumar of Tamavua said,

"It's really worth it, I'm satisfied that my money did not go to waste," he said.


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