Staff Reporter

VIJAYAWADA: The lunar eclipse that falls on New Ever Year eve’s night is unlikely to play a spoilsport as the city hotels and clubs are gearing for the NY bash on Thursday night with gusto.

With the political turmoil hitting the hospitality industry hard for over a fortnight, the star hotels and clubs are keen to go for the ‘kill’ by hosting a string of entertainment programmes for the revellers to rake the mullah.

“There is absolutely no impact of the eclipse. The ticket sale for the bashes at Vijayawada Club, Fun Times and Lotus Food City are encouraging and the youth are not bothered about the eclipse and its effects,” said an event manager.

The Vijayawada Club has planned a show by M.M. Sreelekha, a popular music director and sister of M.M. Keeravani and a Mumbai-based dance. Fun Times Club has arranged a dance troupe from Kolkata and Little Champs singers Bhuvanakiriti and Sai Dev Harsha along with anchors Vijay and Reshma to entertain its guests .

Fortune Murali Park has conceived “Tollywood to Bollywood” concept for the denizens.

However for those who care about the celestial movements, Mr. Prabhakar Sastry, an astrologer, who has his office in Poornanadampet, has some advice. “People will have to be careful and not view the eclipse through naked eyes directly between 12.22 a.m. and 1.24 a.m., the period when the event takes place,” he pointed out.