The Global Festival in India was a crazy star-studded event with some A-grade celebrities and performers from all over the world.
Coldplay in India has definitely been the most talked about event in the subcontinent, including Pakistan, keeping aside the political tensions. In the event #GlobalCitizenIndia, Coldplay won hearts of millions of Indians by performing not just their amazing songs, but also by singing the Indian national anthem with AR Rehman.
While Pakistani fans felt understandably jealous about missing out on the event despite just being next door, one Pakistani was still a part of the event and not as an attendee as a part of the big stage. What most of you don’t know is that Dubai-based Lifestyle Blogger (of Pakistani origin) Shehzeen Rehman, most popularly known as ‘The Desi Wonder Woman’ shared the stage with Big B (Amitabh Bachan) and heartthrob Farhan Akhtar. Her picture was a part of the slideshow that was being played in the background during their unforgettable performance.
“Always wanted to be on stage with Amitabh Bachchan and Farhan Akhtar. Alhumdullilah my dreams have come true. LOLOLOL. Woke up to messages with this shot and people telling me you were on the Global Citizens stage last night. What a lulz coincidence. I mean, HAIN? This picture is from my Valima and I actually thought someone photoshopped it. Then I checked the Global Citizens website and their twitter and I was like OYE. What are the chances that they chose this and also that someone took a picture when it was up (maybe Amitabh asked for it ????) Guys. Anything can happen in life okay. One day you’ll be washing dirty bartan in your kitchen and the next you’ll be an international sensation. (no? acha) BTW my makeup was done by ANAM who took this picture while I was getting ready.” – The Desi Wonder Woman
— Global Citizen (@GlblCtzn) November 19, 2016
While talking to Parhlo, here’s how Shehzeen Rahman summarized the entire experience:
“I woke up to a bunch of messages this morning with screenshots of the GC tweet. I thought someone had photoshopped it, so I almost ignored it. Then realized it wasn’t, so immediately got excited. Pretty sure they took me as an Indian bride but I’ve technically shared the stage with Amitabh and Farhan Akhtar so I’m going to pretend like that’s not a possibility and imagine that Big B specially requested it. Big smile.”
We don’t know if it was her contagious smile or as Shehzeen herself puts it, “Maybe Amitabh asked for it“, but all we know is that she was up there on the big stage spreading smiles as she is always doing through her blog!