Bollywood comes to Jozi

I’m not sure about a “Bollywood Festival” which doesn’t (apparently) offer a single movie as part of its lineup, but the planned festivities for 2, 3 and 4 December are certainly a celebration of the contemporary culture of the Indian sub-continent as it is perceived by the South African Indian community.

I attended the launch event of this year’s Bollywood Extravaganza which will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre and I was swept up in the general excitement of three days of Indian culture.  There will be a Mela (shopping exhibition with 200 exhibitors), South African Indian comedy, 200 South African Indian dancers, singers and street performers,  local and international fashion shows, and spicy Indian foods provided by The Raj.

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Sonu Nigam from India

The crowning jewel of the festival will be two of the biggest stars of Bollywood’s music industy, Sonu Nigam from India and Atif Aslam from Pakistan, live in concert on the same stage.  This combination of music legends from India and Pakistan is an international coup for Blu Blood.

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Atif Aslam from Pakistan

Tickets are currently available for Sonu Nigam and Atif Aslam from Computicket and Shoprite Checkers outlets.  Tickets range from R250 to R5000 with room packages at Tsogo Sun’s range of hotels being made available.  Tickets for the Blu Blood Bollywood Experience will be open to the public shortly.

Hello Paisa, Star Plus and IBV presents the Blu Blood Bollywood Experience from the 2nd to 4th of December 2016 at the Sandton Convention Centre.  Another great production brought to you by Blu Blood in association with Serendipity Travel, Tsogo Sun, Choprop Properties, Dabur Miswak and The Raj.

For general enquiries about the event, please email info@blublood.com or call +2782 767

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About moirads

Clergy person, theatre and music lover, avid reader, foodie. Basically, I write about what I do, where I go and things I love (or hate).
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