Dubai: Fans are expected to come in droves to Filipino superstar Sharon Cuneta’s second concert in Dubai in eight years.
The megastar, as she is called by Philippine media and fans for her prolific work in the entertainment industry, was in Dubai for her first concert in the emirate and in the Middle East in 2005. This reporter was there, even meeting a couple of fans who said they had to take a flight all the way from Saudi Arabia to watch their idol.
On Friday evening, Cuneta and her daughter, KC Concepcion, will be performing at Dubai Wonderland to bring some Christmas cheer to fans in the UAE.
Performing together is a “family affair” that “doesn’t really feel like work”, Concepcion said, with Cuneta adding that she is happy working with her daughter and seeing her “open doors for herself”.
“And whoever she marries, I have no problem,” Cuneta said, prodding Concepcion to also admit details about the real score between her and rumoured boyfriend Paulo Avelino.
Concepcion, fresh from her latest victory as this year’s PMPC Star Awards for TV Best Supporting Actress for her role as Alexis in Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, told Gulf News that winning the award “was a big surprise”. She played opposite actress Judy Ann Santos in the TV drama. It was the first time she played the role of an antagonist.
Concepcion said she is looking forward to doing another offbeat role. She is starring in Boy Golden, which premieres in Philippine theatres in December 23. The “stylised drama” required her to train with Angelina Jolie’s fight team for five hours a day, she said. The movie draws parallels to the life of Philippine gangster Arturo “Boy Golden” Porcuna in the 1960s.
What’s in store for Cuneta and what’s going on in Concepcion’s love life? Read Sunday’s edition of tabloid! and watch this space
Don’t miss it
What: Sharon Cuneta: Christmas in Dubai
When: December 6, Friday
Doors open at 5pm, show starts at 9:30pm
Where: Dubai Wonderland, near Garhoud Bridge
VVIP Dh300 with a chance to meet the stars and a dinner buffet
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