Arijit Singh performed in Miranda House for their annual cultural fest Tempest 2014 and delighted the crowd with an amazing performance. While the college authorities tried their best to limit the number of people entering by entry-by-passes-only procedure, fake passes, policemen, uncontrollable crowds and bouncers seemed to have surrounded the college today.
The college banned entry after 3 PM as mentioned in the passes, but students (with or without passes) relentlessly lined up outside the gates hoping to get in. The authorities were strict enough to deny entry to its own students as well after 3 PM. But in the process to control the numbers, participants and performers were kept waiting outside as well. At around 4:30 PM gates had to be opened for cars to enter. But along with the cars came hoards of students trying to seize their chance to get inside. Bouncers tried to stop them, police bared lathis and several students got injured and some had to be rushed for the medical care. Even though they succeeded in closing the gates and keeping out many students, eventually the authorities gave up and opened entry to one and all – anyone with or without a pass or even a college ID for that matter could now enter the college premises.
However, once the performance began, the crowd had the time of their lives watching Arijit Singh perform live. He opened with ‘Tum Hi Ho’ from the movie ‘Aashiqui 2’ and went on to sing all his famous numbers including ‘Raabta’ and ‘Dua’. The performance lasted for an hour and a half but the crowd seemed more than satiated. “It was so good that even in this crowd the songs touched my heart and I had goose bumps,” said Amishi Sindhwani from IP College for Women.
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