x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

Maya Diab to support Ragheb Alama

Plus: J K Rowling to publish new novel; and Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan to co-star for first time.

Maya Diab. Courtesy World Trade Center Mall, Abu Dhabi
Maya Diab. Courtesy World Trade Center Mall, Abu Dhabi

The Lebanese singer Maya Diab will be the guest performer at Ragheb Alama’s Abu Dhabi concert on Friday, February 28, in Zayed Sports City. Alama and Diab will also be seen at the capital’s World Trade Center Mall at 6.30pm on Thursday, February 27, to meet fans. Their Friday show is the first in the Arabian Sensations series produced by AUH Live. Tickets start at Dh295 from www.ticketmaster.ae.

Rowling to publish new novel

J K Rowling will publish her second crime novel on June 19, under the pen name of Robert Galbraith. The Silkworm is a follow-up to The Cuckoo’s Calling, which Rowling wrote using the pseudonym. The first book was published in April last year, to critical acclaim. Sales were low, but when Rowling was outed by a newspaper in July, they rose an astonishing 41,000 per cent in a week. – AFP

Amitabh and Irrfan to co-star

Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan will star in Shoojit Sircar’s new film, Piku. Khan, 47, says he’s looking forward to working with the superstar Bachchan for the first time. “I have signed the deal to work in Shoojit’s Piku. Amitabhji is in it. We will soon begin the shoot,” said Khan, who will next be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bichde Sabhi Baari Baari, co-starring Manoj Bajpayee. – The National staff