SAFA’s Bollywood Under the Stars returns to Surrey, India Live returns to Granville

SOUTH Asian Family Association (SAFA) is gearing up for their signature summer events, including Bollywood Under the Stars movie night and their annual summer festival, called India Live.

Bollywood Under the Stars will take place on Friday, August 10 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Newton Athletic Park in Surrey. This year’s movie will be blockbuster hit “3 Idiots”, a coming of age comedy drama film starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Aside from breaking numerous records and receiving many awards, this movie also had a social impact on attitudes towards education in India.

“This movie is very well suited for our organization as it is a family oriented movie with a powerful message,” says SAFA founder Suki Grewal.

“3 idiots is a good light comedy which demonstrates how many parents have certain expectations yet their children may have a very different perspective on what they want to achieve in life,” says SAFA Board member Manjit Sandhu.

Two weeks after the Bollywood Under the Stars outdoor movie night, India Live will be taking over the streets of Granville.

India Live is taking place on Saturday, August 25 on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. It starts at 12 p.m. and wraps up at 8 p.m. This event is free for the public and utilizes music, song, dance and visual arts to highlight Vancouver’s intercultural community. There is also a vibrant vendor marketplace that features cultural wares, clothing, gifts and delicious snacks.

“BCAA is pleased to be the title sponsor of Bollywood Under the Stars and India Live, two culturally rich and entertaining events,” says Gurpreet Jhaj, BCAA’s Director of Retail Marketing. “We have several BCAA locations across Vancouver and B.C. with agents who speak different languages including Punjabi, and we enjoy supporting events that connect people and celebrate the cultural diversity found within our communities.”

“We are delighted to invite everyone to come join us for SAFA’s annual celebration of art, culture and history in downtown Vancouver. The festival is open to all ages and backgrounds and attendance is free of charge. India Live is always a fun and eventful afternoon for the whole family and this year we will be showcasing cultures from all around the world. Stop by and try some delicious food from around the Indian subcontinent and stay for the Bhangra dance party to end the evening,” says Jasroop Grewal, SAFA President.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the lineup of artists, performances, vendors and headlining act. Visit or contact Event Manager, Rina Gill, at 778-688-4973.