19 Sep : Aiming at showcasing India’s cultural heritage, a first of its kind ‘walk-in show’ will unfold at Red Fort for visitors during the Commonwealth Games.Conceived and prepared by Aamir Reza Hussain, the one-hour show will include multi-media and water projections.
“The light and sound show going on at the Red Fort for more than 30 years has been discontinued now. The new show with more songs and music will be kicking off from the first week of October,” said a Tourism Ministry official.
Unlike the earlier light and sound show before the Diwan-e-Khas, the new event is a “walk-in show” which begins from the Nahabat Khana, the entry point of the Fort itself.
“The show set up at an estimated cost of about Rs 6 crore will engage the visitors right from the entry gate and continue upto the Sawan Bhado premise in front of the fountain at the Red Fort,” said the official.
The trial will begin on 27th September and it will become operational before the Games.”The show will feature India’s cultural heritage during Mughal period,” the official said.
Besides, a light and sound show that includes monument-based multimedia projection will become operational at the Old Fort during the Games.
“Mukesh Khanna, who played Bhishm in ‘Mahabharat’, has lend his voice and Kailash Kher has sung in the Old Fort show,” the official said.