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NSW Premier Honourable Barry O'Farrell officially announced ‘King of Bollywood 'Shahrukh Khan's Sydney visit during the Parramasala Festival 04-07 Oct 2013

At the Parramatta Town Hall Sydney, on Wednesday afternoon, 31 July 2013,NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney  Honourable Barry O’Farrell announced NSW has secured Bollywood legend Shahrukh Khan to visit Sydney in October as part of the fourth annual Parramasala Festival in Parramatta.

Mr O’Farrell said Shahrukh Khan, known as SRK and dubbed the ‘King of Bollywood’, would headline a two hour Indian variety show of music, dance and comedy - Temptation Reloaded as part of the Festival.

“Parramasala is a key arts and cultural event on the NSW Events Calendar and brings some of the world’s best artists to Western Sydney,” said Mr O’Farrell, who was joined at the announcement by Parramasala Chairman Dr Harry Harinath, Parramatta MP Geoff Lee, Granville MP Tony Issa, and Parramatta acting Lord Mayor Steven Issa.

“Shahrukh Khan has featured in 75 films and has more than four million Twitter followers and is one of the most popular and influential Bollywood actors.

“His show will attract an audience not only of Indian origin, but will also appeal to his fans overseas including Fiji, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia.

NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Honourable Barry O’Farrell

“In addition to international visitors, we are also expecting SRK and the Temptation Reloaded show to attract more than 5,000 people from Sydney and interstate.

“Temptation Reloaded offers a unique cultural experience and it is a great event for Western Sydney with many hotels and restaurants expected to reap the tourism rewards,” Mr O’Farrell added.

Parramasala Chairman Dr,Harry Harinath

Earlier this year, SRK topped the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list after earning US $37.7 million in 2012. He has also been awarded one of India’s highest civilian awards, the Padma Shri, for his contribution to Indian cinema.
The Parramasala Festival 2013 will be held from Friday 4 – Monday 7 October, and the show will be held at Allphones Arena Homebush on Monday 7 October.

For information on Temptation Reloaded, including registration of interest for ticket announcements please visit:

Chairman of Parramasala Dr. Harry Harinath and NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell

Chairman of Parramasala Dr. Harry Harinath, Premier Barry O’Farrell & Parramatta acting Lord Mayor Steven Issa

Tony Issa MP, Chairman of Parramasala Dr. Harry Harinath, Premier Barry O’Farrell,Steven Issa & Geoff Lee MP

Tony Issa MP,Parramasala Chairman Dr.Harry Harinath,NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell,Sandra Chipchase,Steven Issa and Geoff Lee MP

NSW Premier Honourable Barry O'Farrell

Parramasala Chairman Dr. Harry Harinath

Granville MP Tony Issa, Parramasala Chairman Dr.Harry Harinath, NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell, Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase, Acting Parramatta Lord Mayor Steven Issa ( Son of Tony Issa MP ) and Parramatta MP  Mr.Geoff Lee


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