Ok so I got an update on the Akon gig in Pune. Turns out he wasn’t there just for the Blackburn Rovers acquisition but also to perform at the super flamboyant Balaji Rao aka “Tiger’s” birthday on December 8th – Bala is the owner of Venkateshwara Hatcheries, Bala Entertainment and its wine division Venky’s Rock (pardon the pun but he’s no spring chicken!) Last year Wyclef Jean performed at his birthday too so Pune is quite used to the excessive celebrations by now. He’s apparently been throwing killer parties for the last 17 years and invites the likes of Sanjay Dutt, Feroz Khan family, Jackie Shroff, Shivamani, Riya, Raima & MoonMoon Sen every time. It’s quite the coveted invite as you can imagine.