The exotic dancer gyrates to the rhythm and lip syncs the song. The show is ON!
It is an article in The National that alerts me to Moghul Room. When Roger laughingly declines the suggestion that we go check it out, I go to plan B.
Which of my friends are eager for an adventure?
“I never knew Bollywood dinner theatre could make me laugh, gasp, frown and then smile all in the same minute, “observes my new friend Amber.
Upon arriving at Al Nasr Leisureland (vintage 1979) we are directed to a building in the back of the lot. There are many Indian men standing around the grounds rather curious as to this group of well-dressed Caucasian women who suddenly emerge from a fleet of taxis invading their territory. Followed by piercing stares, we proceed through a worn doorway and are directed to the back and up the narrow stairs which are festooned with Bollywood posters and colorful flags. Rather feels likes an exclusive hideaway.
|Wendy, Rajah, Katie, Vivek, Jani & Sherry|
Gorgeous, “buff” Vivek Varma is completely believable impersonating Bollywood “heart throb” Salman Khan.
|Karen, Kalpana Iyer, Carmen|
|Katie & Chef Vivaj Singh|
As depicted in the banners and photographs decorating the room, the show is a tribute to the Sippy family who has an illustrious history within the Indian film industry. Rajah Sippy, a member of this talented family, is the owner and producer of The Moghul House. This successful Indian entrepreneur is also a former Bollywood star (Awara Baap -1985) and producer (Shehzaade - 1989).
“This is definitely an experience I never through I’d have. It is so funny in such a great campy way – so bad it is good!” declares Rachel.
If you are interested in going call Raj and make a reservation – The Moghul Room. The later in the evening you go the better. It is located in Al Nasr Leisureland just opposite the emergency entrance for the American Hospital in Oud Metha.
|Kalpana Iyer, Bollywood star!|