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Apache Indian is coming to Dubai

Plus, Salman Khan unveils Kick trailer; Miley Cyrus takes Bangerz tour to Australia; Big B works on song for Shamitabh; and 22 Jump Street slays How to Train Your Dragon 2

Apache Indian will perform in the UAE and promote his new album It Is What It Is. Courtesy MainStage Music & Events
Apache Indian will perform in the UAE and promote his new album It Is What It Is. Courtesy MainStage Music & Events

Apache Indian will be performing live at The Music Room in Dubai on August 15. The singer, who was recently presented with a Lifetime Achievement award at the UK Asian Music Awards in London, will hit the UAE to promote his new album It Is What It Is (Universal Records). The British musician, who is of Indian origin, rose to fame in the 90s after his song Boom Shack-A-Lak became the mantra for several international television commercials and Hollywood movies, including Dumb and Dumber (1994) and Scooby-Doo 2 (2004). His songs have also featured in several Bollywood films. Tickets for the show are priced at Dh70. For more information, visit www.themusicroomdubai.com. – The National staff

Salman Khan unveils Kick trailer

The trailer of the much-awaited Salman Khan movie Kick is out, but the actor is unwilling to talk about the character he portrays in the action drama. “I am not giving any details about the character. If I’d tell you about my character in the film, you will make assumptions. So, it’s better I keep it under wraps,” said Khan at the event in Mumbai. Kick is the producer Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut. “I felt like a newcomer as I have been a producer for 27 years, but it was a great experience directing the film,” said Nadiadwala. – IANS

Miley Cyrus takes Bangerz tour to Australia

Miley Cyrus has announced an Australian concert tour. The singer begins the Australian leg of her Bangerz world tour in Melbourne on October 10, before playing in Brisbane (October 15), Sydney (October 17), Adelaide (October 20) and Perth (October 23). – The National staff

Big B works on song for Shamitabh

The Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will sing playback for R Balakrishnan’s forthcoming movie Shamitabh. “Oh and yes another session with Aadesh [Shrivastava] at his music studio last night did result in another song that I had to sing for Shamitabh ... the finest quality of music from the genius of [the musician] Ilayaraja, the magician from Chennai,” Bachchan posted on his blog early on Monday. Shamitabh features Dhanush in the lead role and marks the debut of the Tamil actor Kamal Haasan’s younger daughter, Akshara. – IANS

22 Jump Street slays How to Train Your Dragon 2

The comedy 22 Jump Street leapt straight to the top of the North American box office, edging out How to Train Your Dragon 2 as the summer film season gets into full swing. 22 Jump Street raked in US$60 million (Dh220m) on its debut weekend, compared with $50 million for Dragon, another blockbuster sequel that had been equally eagerly anticipated. The first Dragon instalment earned $495 million and two Oscar nominations, and the 3-D sequel was enthusiastically received at last month’s Cannes International Film Festival. 22 Jump Street, meanwhile, has Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum back together as an unlikely pair of undercover drug agents, two years after 21 Jump Street brought the television series to the big screen. Third over the weekend was Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent, a modern retelling of the life of Sleeping Beauty’s arch-nemesis. – AP