Rehan Siddiqi Brings Stars to Houston

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HOUSTON: Rehan Siddiqi’s knack of bringing some of the biggest shows to Houston warms up again as Spring is in the air and Houston awaits Atif Aslam, the singing sensation along with Preity Zinta the Bollywood Superstar and Shalmali Kholgade, the up coming peppy singer from Mumbai.


Reliant Arena will play host to this grand show to be attended by over 8500 people on Sunday March 30, 7.30 PM. A show of such a massive scale has not only created excitement amongst South Asians in Houston but all over the United States since this is the only show in North America where Preity Zinta will also be joining Atif Aslam and Shalmali Kholgade on stage.

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Born in Wazirabad, Pakistan, Atif Aslam started singing at the behest of his friends. His first album ‘Jal Pari’ was released in 2004, the album was a hit and Atif never looked back. In a span of short ten years, he has become one of the highest paid singers with over 9 million hits and a soaring popularity amongst South Asians on a global basis. His recent tour to India was sold out. Atif’s appeal reaches out to the youth of India and Pakistan alike. His popularity in India can certainly be attributed to the songs he has sung in various Bollywood movies. Expect Atif to sing some of his memorable songs from the past and present in Houston. What will enhance the audience at Reliant Arena is that Atif will be accompanied by a live band.


Talking about accompaniment, teaming up with Atif is the young singer from Mumbai, Shalmali Kholghade. Singing since the age of 16, Shalmali hit the popularity charts with her first song “Pareshaan” for the Bollywood movie “Ishqzade” in 2012. In the last two years, she has crooned some very peppy Bollywood songs in movies like ‘Cocktail’, ‘Aiyya’, ‘Race 2’ and ofcourse ‘Balam Pichkari’ from ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Diwaani’. Shalmali’s skills are not limited to Bollywood, she has infact been a part of a two hour feature on Amy Winehouse and sings in English as well. Jazz singing is very much a part of her repertoire.

Besides the superstar singers, live music and a full house, the show will also feature about forty Bollywood dancers, detailed sound and lighting arrangements, big screens to show onstage performances, fire works & pyrotechnics, confetti … all adding to a bring us a grand and festive atmosphere. The entire tour for this show is being attributed to Houston’s own Rehan Siddiqi who deserves accolades for bringing major shows to Houston. Rehan has been instrumental in presenting “sold out” shows with some big namces such as Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sonu Nigam, Adnan Sami, Daler Mehendi, Sunidhi Chauhan, Ghulam Ali, Strings, Sukhwinder Singh, Amanat Ali, Shazia Manzoor, Fariha Perwaiz, Umer Shareef, Mika Singh, Hadiqa Kiani and many more.

Rehan’s shows are unique in terms of presentation and creativity. Not only the audience but even the stars coming from India and Pakistan look forward to working with Rehan’s team. The shows are well advertised and promoted ensuring a sell out crowd and all round success. The upcoming Atif Aslam show featuring Preity Zinta and Shalmali Kholgade promises all this and more.

As Rehan puts it in his own words “I am very thankful to Preity Zinta, Atif Aslam and Shalmali Kholgade for coming all the way to Houston to provide great entertainment to Houstonians and it is my promise that the presentation, the sound quality, the lighting, the stage and the over all atmosphere with a packed Reliant Arena will be one to remember for time to come. I look forward to providing Houston with more entertainment this year with Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik on May 4 at Hilton Americas and then again in June with Mika Singh followed by Shreya Ghoshal in August and Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan on Septmber 20 back at Reliant Arena. Other show dates shall be announce shortly”.

Rehan adds “I thank all Houstonians, my sponsors and all entertainment lovers, we are here to provide you with world class entertainment and that’s my personal commitment to this city”.