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More stars for Statehood Day
- Bolly music-makers Sajid-Wajid to sizzle Nov. 15 show

The government is sprinkling more stardust on its Statehood Day celebration plan.

Now, Bollywood’s music composer duo Saijd-Wajid are set to regale the audience with their most popular film numbers at the November 15 gala in Ranchi’s Birsa Munda Stadium before a gathering of leaders, bureaucrats, achievers and citizens.

Household names thanks to their presence on reality TV show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Singing Superstar, brothers Sajid Ali and Wajid Ali are behind superhit tracks of Dabangg, Rowdy Rathore and Ek Tha Tiger, though controversy did rage on whether they were the men who composed Munni.

The telegenic duo, who have been approached by Mumbai event management firm Ferriswheel that is giving the Statehood Day bash a professional gloss, will accompany popular TV actors Aamir Ali and Sanjeeda Sheikh.

The exclusive entertainment package will last an hour, said Ranchi deputy commissioner Vinay Kumar Choubey.

He also added that it would not be Bollywood all the way. Performances by Odisha’s noted Prince Dance Group and Kasturba Gandhi Residential School students, as well as musical events on this year’s statehood theme youth and skills development and paika will be the other attractions.

Choubey visited Birsa Munda Stadium on Friday to take stock of onsite arrangements. He also consulted officials of Building Construction department about the stage, where the main function will be held.

Choubey directed officials to make proper seating arrangements for mediapersons and consult airport officials on aerial showering of petals.

He added that traffic management was a top priority. He also directed officials to oversee arrangements to ensure cleanliness and illumination for the special day. Another round of meetings will be held on Saturday.