Monday, 2 April 2012

0 Katy Perry soaks up Chennai ahead of IPL-5

All set to perform for the first time in India here on Tuesday, international pop icon Katy Perry seemed eager and willing to get a taste of Tamil culture and the city. The ‘Teenage Dream’ singer looked chirpy and fresh as she arrived here on Monday afternoon and checked into Taj Coromandel. She even tweeted after arriving from Tokyo: “After what felt like the longest flight ever, I’m finally here! Honoured to play in Chennai tomorrow!”

Katy perry IPL

She was more than delighted when the hotel staff accorded her a traditional aarti and tikka welcome.

Known for a rather different and often overdone sense of fashion, the American pop star chose to wear a simple Indian block-printed dress. She also wore a bindi with apparent pride.

When asked what she thought of Chennai, 27-year-old Perry said breezily, “Well, I’ve just gotten here... I can’t wait to go see what it looks like!” While she has been slated as the show-stopper for the IPL inaugural show, alongside Amitabh Bachchan and other Bollywood stars, Perry is expected to perform a few of her biggest hits including ‘I Kissed A Girl’, before the IPL anthem.

Meanwhile, the Taj Coromandel has gone into overdrive to pamper the songstress by offering her the royal suite, which had played host to Queen Elizabeth II. Two personalized lady butlers, bath linen with her initials, a jacuzzi and over ten varieties of exotic teas have been provided for the singer’s brief stay here.


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