…. Announces Comedian Ali Hassan as FoodFest Host
Singer of “Ishq Sufiyana” added to the festival’s larger-than-life programming, Host of CBC’s Laugh Out Loud Ali Hassan to emcee Monster FoodFest
Mississauga, ON: Multi-award winning Bollywood star Kamal Khan is set to appear at Canada’s largest South Asian Festival, #BollywoodMonster Mashup presented by TD, this July at Mississauga Celebration Square. With over 8 million views on YouTube, his hit song “Ishq Sufiyana” from the film The Dirty Picture has stood the test of time and continues to be a fan favourite. Kamal Khan’s hypnotic vocals paired with the song’s bright melody makes it the perfect single to enjoy the summer air and earned the singer a Zee Cine Award for Fresh New Singing Talent, in addition to Male Vocalist of the Year at the Mirchi Music Awards and Best Music Debut at the Global Indian Music Awards. Popular among both critics and fans Kamal Khan’s skilled musicality earned him Favourite Male Singer at People’s Choice Awards India and Best Playback Singer (Male) at the PTC Punjabi Film Awards for the song “Dil De Varke” from the film Fer Mamla Gadbad Gadbad. Following his award-winning singles, the Punjabi singer continues to release hit after hit. His latest songs, “Barsatan” and “Sach” have over 1 million views on the artist’s YouTube channel. Kamal Khan is bringing his irresistible hits to #BollywoodMonster Mashup as the festival’s Friday night closer in a can’t-miss performance!
“I can’t wait to close the show Friday night at #BollywoodMonster Mashup! I’m excited to connect with the crowd at this massive festival and get a feel for their energy,” says Kamal Khan, “It will be great to reach such a wide audience and be able to perform for so many fans at once.”
Kamal Khan shares the Mississauga Celebration Square stage with Jonita Gandhi and Aakanksha Sharma. Jonita is the first of three surprise Bollywood stars the festival has revealed. The award-winning singer of “The Breakup Song” has worked with the likes of A.R. Rahman of Slumdog Millionaire fame and recently won the 2017 Mirchi Music Award Best Female Playback Singer for the song “Gilehriyaan” from the film Dangal. Aakanksha Sharma, voice of Sunny Leone in the hit “Main Adhoora,” was the second Bollywood star to be revealed, and is hitting the stage in an exclusive #BollywoodMonster Canadian debut.
Top: Ali Hassan Bottom: Monster FoodFest
This year, the festival has added an exciting component to the larger-than-life programming. The all-new Monster FoodFest runs July 21-22 and brings a frenzy of food vendors and sizzling free chef demos to Mississauga Celebration Square. Fusing delicious international and Canadian flavours, Monster FoodFest will thrill your senses with an explosion of flavour offering specialty kebabs, dosas, samosas, ice cream, corn on the cob, pizza, and more. Comedian Ali Hassan, host of CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud, is bringing his side-splitting jokes to the festival as he emcees during the free chef demos. The stand-up comic, actor, and chef has performed all over Canada including the prestigious Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal, in the U.S. and twice in the Middle East at the Amman Stand-Up Comedy Festival. He has also been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Breakout Artist, and was awarded Comedian of The Year by Anokhi Media in 2015. Come eat, laugh, and be merry at Monster FoodFest this summer!
#BollywoodMonster Mashup Calendar:
#BollywoodMonster Teaser Party
Revival Nightclub, Toronto
Saturday July 1st at 10:30PM
#BollywoodMonster Does Brampton
Rose Theatre, Brampton
Saturday, July 15th at 4:30PM
#BollywoodMonster VIP and Media Cocktail Reception
C Banquets, Mississauga
Thursday, July 20th at 6PM
#BollywoodMonster Concert + Monster FoodFest
Mississauga Celebration Square
Friday, July 21st at 4PM
#BollywoodMonster Family Day & Finale + Monster FoodFest
Mississauga Celebration Square
Saturday, July 22nd at 2PM