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“Xpressions 2017 – Celeblitz”
12th November 2017, Bhubaneswar
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar concluded its three days management & cultural fest
Xpressions, 2017 with quite a crescendo, by hosting Farhan Live, at its concert night, “Celeblitz”, on
November 12, 2017. This was Farhan Akhtar’s first live performance in Bhubaneswar.
The fest, with its multitudes of business and cultural competitions, could not have asked for a more multi-
faceted performer to grace its concert night. Enthralling a humungous, diverse crowd could be quite
daunting for any performer, but Farhan seemed immune to such vagaries. Connecting to the crowd with
his very first song, he went on to tell a personal story of his adolescence days, of how he wasn’t entirely
sure of what he wanted to do in life. Quite appropriately, he performed to “Main Aisa Kyun Hu”, from
Lakshya, a movie that he had directed in 2004, right after sharing the anecdote.
Farhan is not just a riveting performer, but also a champion of feminism and women empowerment, and
his belief that men have a role to play in the same. Talking about his initiative, MARD, an awareness
drive for Men Against Rape and Discrimination, he awed the audiences by singing a song which he and
the band had written and composed on the same issue. He urged everyone in the audience to visit
www.therealmard.org, to support and pledge to his cause.
No Farhan Live concert could be complete without his jaw-dropping antics, which seems to keep the
audience tapping to his music. From doing the tango to “Senorita”, a song sang by him in Zindagi Na
Milegi Dobara to climbing up an over 20 feet stage support to ensure even the last row in the crowd get a
good glimpse of him, Farhan knows how to keep the audience thoroughly engaged.
In between singing hits like, “Socha Hain”, “Meri Laundry ka Ek Bill”, “Tum Ho Toh” (all the three from
the first movie which he acted in: Rock On), “Zinda”, and “Havan Kund” (both adrenaline-inducing
numbers from his movie, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag), Farhan beautifully accentuated his performance by
reciting out poems like “Zinda Ho Tum”, which were featured in Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.
Farhan kept infusing the crowd with love and energy, through his performance. The harrowed grounds of
XIMB, which has seen the likes of Shankar-Ehsan- Loy, Arijit Singh, Amit Trivedi, Mohit Chauhan,
Salim-Sulaiman, Vishal-Shekhar, Euphoria, Lucky Ali, and KK charmed Farhan with an audience who
could not get enough of him. After a performance, which kept the entire audience enthralled through the
mesmerizing evening, Farhan bid adieu by expressing his gratitude to the audience of XIMB fraternity
and Bhubaneswar, for all the love, which they had showered on him and his band through his performance.
His concert brings down the curtain, spectacularly, to Xpressions 2017. For more information, please visit
https://www.facebook.com/ximbxpressions/. To keep a tab on Farhan Live, please visit https://www.facebook.com/farhanliveofficial/.
Xavier University, Bhubaneswar (XUB) was established in accordance with the Xavier University Act
2013 and was inaugurated on the 7th of July 2014. XUB is India’s first digital University and an
institution of higher learning for imparting professional and technical education. It is a self-financing
institution imparting professional and technical education. XUB has 7 Schools that offer world-class
education in different fields. XIMB offers an MBA in Business Management, Global Management and
Executive programs. Xavier School of Human Resource Management offers the MBA-HRM program.
MBA-RM is offered by the Xavier School of Rural Management, MBF- Master of Business Finance by
Xavier School of Commerce, MBA-SM by Xavier School of Sustainability and MBA-UMG by Xavier
School of Urban Management and Governance. The Xavier School of Sustainability, Xavier School of
Commerce, Xavier School of Urban Management and Governance, and the Xavier School of Media &
Communications offer different postgraduate and undergraduate programs. Apart from these, it has
proposed to set up other schools of higher learning in various areas like Public Policy, Finance, Education
and Centers of Research in Public Policy & other domains.