The last weekend of the Muscat Festival hosts Bollywood’s comedy king Johnny Lever in his inimitable style at the City Amphitheatre on February 17.

A 24-piece orchestra and celluloid dancers will accompany Johnny Lever for a three-hour show Hungama for the first time in Muscat.

“This is the first time that Johnny Lever is performing in Muscat and he will be on stage for nearly two hours with new mimicry items and jokes,” says Ashok Suvarna of event managers NPA.

However, this will be Lever’s third visit to Muscat, where he has shot for two Bollywood productions.

The Indian Social Club is organising the show.

Sambhavna, an emerging Bollywood star and Kiriti Sagathia, son of a celebrated Gujarati folk singer Karsan Sagathia, will also perform with Lever.

According to Satish Nambiar, ISC president, the Johnny Lever show would be a top event of the year. “By bringing this show we want to prove that the Indian community wants to participate in a national event like the Muscat Festival.”

Johnny Lever’s appeal cuts across nationalities and hence a large crowd comprising Indians, Bangladeshis, Pakistanis and Omanis is expected to pack the 6000-capacity amphitheatre.

Nambiar urges fans not to wait for complimentary tickets. “Don’t chase our sponsors,” he says, adding that a show of this magnitude requires public support.