Bollywood fans get hyped! The season of #BollywoodMonster Mashup, presented by TD Bank Group is well underway after the the festival’s successful kickoff event, the #BollywoodMonster Teaser Party on Friday, July 6 at the FLY Nightclub.
The celebrations are set to continue with the #BollywoodMonster Family Day and Finale on July 21, #BollywoodMonster Concert on July 20 and #BollywoodMonster VIP & Media Cocktail Reception on July 19, which are all part of the largest South Asian festival in Canada’s eighth year.
Aaman Trikha, brought to you by TELUS, headlines the #BollywoodMonster Finale, which kicks off at 6 PM on Saturday, July 21 at Mississauga Celebration Square. Trikha is known as the voice of Akshay Kumar in Hookah Bar (Khiladi 786) and Salman Khan in Prem Leela (Prem Ratan Dhan Payo) with a number of other Bollywood hits under his belt. The #BollywoodMonster Orchestra will also return to the festival, blowing people’s minds by featuring top 40 hits from George Michael, Black Eyed Peas, and Gloria Estefan, mashed up with Bollywood hits from films such as Ram Balram, Don and Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna. Singer, songwriter and composer Himmy and the Bollywood Rock Band, dance duo Giggle Queens, and dance group Shiamak Showkids will also take the stage throughout the evening.
Families with kids of all ages can enjoy the #BollywoodMonster Family Day festivities, starting at 2 PM on July 21. The Family Day portion of the event includes a free KidZone with both physical activities such as tennis games by Mohawk Park Tennis Club and crafty activities such as free games provided courtesy of #MonsterArts for Youth and the Vaarso Foundation who will be teaching kids how to make their own board games.Attendees will be able to learn dance lessons provided by Shiamak Toronto and Tricube Dance, shop, and view chef demos by Rachel Bies, Dilshad Burman and Nancy Majoulian, and most importantly enjoy a wide variety of free music and dance performances on the main stage all day long! Some of the acts include internationally-renowned Sufi and Indian classical singer Anandita Basu, original dance and poetry collaboration Triple Goddess, and a spectacular performance from the Shiamak Summer Funk Winners will round out the afternoon.
Khushboo Grewal, voice of Sunny Leone in Pink Lips (Hate Story 2) and actor from Punjabi films like Carry on Jatta and Bhaji in Problem will perform for the first time in Canada at the #BollywoodMonster Concert, which opens at 4 PM on Friday, July 20 at Mississauga Celebration Square. Grewal leads a star-studded lineup of other talented acts including musical duo Peace & Love, and Toronto group Pushpinder’s Desi Muziko Band. Thousands of Bollywood-lovers are anticipated to enjoy a free evening concert, free film festival, and a monstrous food festival.
Bollywood fans will be able to meet Bollywood stars, musicians and dancers, as well as business and community leaders at the #BollywoodMonster VIP & Media Cocktail Reception at C Banquets inside the Mississauga Civic Centre on Thursday, July 19. A limited number of tickets are available to the public, and attendees will enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while rubbing shoulders with movers and shakers in the community.
“We’re so excited to bring a wide variety of exceptional acts to Mississauga Celebration Square on July 20 and 21 all for free! Make sure to take note that the start time on Saturday July 21 is at 2 PM to enjoy all of the fun we have planned for kids and their families,” says Executive Director of MonstrARTity, Vikas Kohli. “Thank you to all our fantastic sponsors, funders, media partners, artists and collaborators for all their dedication and hard work in helping our team put on this great festival for the GTA community.”
For more information on everything #Bollywoodwood Monster Mashup, including dates, times, venues, performers, and more, visit http://www.bollywoodmonstermashup.com. Missed the Teaser Party? Don’t sweat it, check out below for an organized calendar of the festival’s remaining events!
#BollywoodMonster Mashup Calendar:
#BollywoodMonster VIP and Media Cocktail Reception
C Banquets, Mississauga
Thursday July 19th, 8 PM – 10:00 PM
Mississauga Celebration Square
Friday July 20th, 4 PM – 11:00 PM
#BollywoodMonster Family Day & Finale
Mississauga Celebration Square
Saturday July 21st, 2 PM – 11:00 PM