Shilpi Sampad (MID-DAY; May 5, 2017)

The upcoming Justin Bieber concert has not only got Bollywood excited, but also triggered a competition of sorts between two film camps. Sources say makers of Meri Pyaari Bindu and Half Girlfriend are keen to get their respective lead pairs on stage to take promotions to another level, minutes before the 22-yold pop icon takes over. The only problem is that they both are seeking an exclusivity clause.

An insider says, “The two camps are vying for an exclusive 15-minute slot, given that both Parineeti Chopra (Meri Pyaari Bindu) and Shraddha Kapoor (Half Girlfriend) are good singers too. A music concert headlined by Bieber can serve as an effective platform for them to flaunt their singing talent and publicise their film as well. However, the concert schedule is pretty tight and there might be room to accommodate just one of the two films.”

When we reached out to the promoters (White Fox India), they refused to comment. Bieber will perform at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on May 10.