Ed Sheeran Wins Indian Hearts with Desi Swagger, Blue Kurta and Cricket Jersey
Ed Sheeran was cheered by the audience when he sang foot-tapping numbers sporting a blue kurta at his Mumbai concert.
Ed Sheeran’s visit to India is definitely not going to be just another performance by a popular artiste, for the effort that the singer put in for the show was easy to discern. Ditching his classic hoodie and t-shirt look, Sheeran chose to wear a blue kurta instead, a classic way to reckon his love for his fans in India.
“I think I got the most enthusiast crowd over here when I came to Mumbai two years ago. I was longing to be here, to see you guys who are gonna sing along with me,” the pop star said, flaunting his ocean blue-hued kurta.
And this was not all that the Galaway star did to connect with his audience in the country. He played a little prank on his fans when he announced that the popular song, Shape of You, would be the last song for the evening, and left the stage. The audience was in for a surprise as he returned soon, flaunting the Indian cricket jersey. Sheeran was greeted with a loud cheer by the viewers, who appreciated his efforts to bond with his Indian fans.
He is also reported to have said that he wanted to explore Mumbai and its delectable cuisine.
Right from the moment the announcement was made that Ed Sheeran will perform in Mumbai as part of his Divide tour, the singer’s fans were waiting with bated breath for him to croon to some of his most popular songs, for the second time in the country.
He landed in India on Nov. 18 amid much fanfare and heavy security and was accompanied by his entourage that included 45 people. The singer reached the city two days before he was set to take the stage.
Bollywood was quick to show its love to the singer and director Farah Khan hosted a star-studded bash to welcome him. The event was attended by the who’s who of the Indian film industry, including Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor and his wife Mira Rajput, Sushant Singh Rajput and Masaba Gupta.
Celebrities took to Twitter and Instagram to post their pictures with the singer soon after the party.
“Life is great when @edsheeran loves the shape of me!!,” Farah Khan tweeted.
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) November 18, 2017
Actress Malaika Arora Khan also posted some pictures with the singer and the hostess on Instagram. “He loves the shape of us …… the absolutely adorable #edsheeran n the hostess herself @farahkhankunder,” she posted.
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The much-awaited concert on Nov. 19 was opened by pop singer Lauv who performed for an hour before Sheeran began his concert. The one-and-a half hour concert began with his old number, A Team, from his album in 2011 ‘+’, and he followed it up with Don’t from his 2014 album ‘X’.
Sheeran constantly interacted with the audience, giving them a peek into his life as a musician. “I really like Mumbai,” Ed Sheeran said during the concert, adding: “I’m not a great concert guy. I’m not a good person when I attend concert, ” he said. He also played a mix of his old and new numbers on the guitar. “First instrument I learnt was the piano,” he revealed. “But I kind of forgotten how to play that.”