New Delhi: A bunch of Justin Bieber fans were staking out the Mumbai airport on Tuesday, waiting for the singer to land. Sometime in the afternoon, there was the sort of general commotion at the airport exit that signals the arrival of a celebrity. As mid-day reports, a convoy at gate number eight - used by the rich and famous who fly private - sent waiting fans into paroxysms of excitement. Only, it wasn't Justin Bieber at all - it was Akshay Kumar, flying home from New Delhi where he had a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Everyone's always glad to see Akshay, however. Here are pictures of him at the airport:
- Justin Bieber arriver in Mumbai late night on Tuesday
- Akshay Kumar also returned from his trip to New Delhi
- Fans confused the arrival of Akshay Kumar as that of Bieber
Akshay, who has a teenaged son and probably knows all about Justin Bieber, tweeted on Tuesday about having met PM Modi and briefed him about his new film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, the theme of which reflects the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan:
Justin Bieber, meantime, flew in much later. The reason fans had been camping at the airport (some for three days) was because the 23-year-old pop star's schedule was disrupted at short notice. "Dubai is incredible," he tweeted late Tuesday night from the stop previous to Mumbai - so incredible that Justin Bieber extended his stay there for a couple of days. His delayed arrival meant that nobody knew exactly when he was expected. Justin eventually landed at 1.30 am on Wednesday and was welcomed by a crush of shrieking 'Beliebers.'
Justin Bieber performed at Navi Mumbai's D Y Patil Stadium on Wednesday. Alan Walker, DJ Zaeden and Sartek performed the opening act of the gig. Bollywood celebrities like Alia Bhatt, Arjun Rampal, Sonali Bendre and Arbaaz Khan were also amongst the 45,000 fans who attended the concert.