MISSISSAUGA: Hey Bollywood-lovers, get set!
Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM), Canada’s largest free Bollywood event, is bringing 100 years of Bollywood to you at Mississauga Celebration Square on August 24.
To be sponsored by Clorox and lasting full 10 hours from 1 PM to 11 PM, this will be the third edition of BMM in the city that boast a huge south Asian population.
“This year BMM is pulling out all the stops to bring blockbuster Bollywood entertainment to Canada,’’ says Vikas Kohli, Producer of Bollywood Monster Mashup in a statement.
“In addition to the hugely popular and massive free Bollywood live music and dance show, we have expanded our programming and this year we are bringing a whole lot of fun activities for everyone,’’ says Kohli who has made a name for himself by fusing Bollywood and pop to create `Canadian masala’.
Organizers say BMM has a lot to offer this year:
- There will Clorox Bollywood Mashup KidZone where parents can drop off their kids for free fun Bollywood-themed activities, crafts and pickup a special prize
- For the first time, there will be Dandiya In The Square, to be presented by Sawitri Theatre, where you’ll dance outdoors to popular dandiya tunes performed by a live band
- You can get your photo taken for free at the Bring Your Own Bollywood photo-booth, presented by the Blackwood Gallery, where you become the celebrated star in a Bollywood movie poster
- FILMI Bollywood Monster Mashup Film Festival will light up the massive outdoor screens where you’ll be entertained by a special selection of short films and animations from international and Canadian directors
- Join the fun as the TD Bollywood Mashup Dancers entertain you with a Bollywood fusion dance and then guide you through a fun and free Bollywood dance lesson
- The Youth Troopers for Global Awareness will perform an interactive Bollywood Skit where audience members get a chance to win special prizes
- There will be a bigger and better Bollywood Monster Marketplace with amazing food and unique crafts from around the world
- Follow the special Absolute Yellow art installation from the outside square as it leads you inside to the 011+91 | 011+92 South Asian art exhibit in the Art Gallery of Mississauga
- SAVAC: MONITOR 9 video art festival will take over the Noel Ryan auditorium of the Mississauga Central Library to explore new and innovative work by Canadian and International artists, preceded by a special wine reception in the Art Gallery of Mississauga
The day-long show will consist of performances by an award-winning Bollywood headliner from Mumbai with a full live band, along with a variety of world-class acts such as a professional Bollywood dance troupe, a youtube sensation comedian, and a West-Indian Bollywood crossover band, say the organizers.
Plus, Vikas Kohli’s fusion orchestra will bring together two of the biggest and most prolific cultures in the world. Sign up to stay up-to-date by visiting www.BollywoodMonsterMashup.com.