Two Bollywood headliners at Bollywood Monster Mashup on August 7 and 8

Ash King

MISSISSAUGA: The largest South Asian festival in Canada, Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM) presented by TD, will feature the first-ever Canadian performance of Bollywood’s singing star Ash King, known for hit songs like Te Amo, Aunty Ji, I Love You and Meherbaan.

BMM will entertain thousands at Mississauga Celebration Square on Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8 for the fifth year in a row.  This year, BMM will also feature Jonita Gandhi, voice of Chennai Express, becoming first ever South Asian festival to feature two Bollywood headliners.

“The fifth annual Bollywood Monster Mashup is back bigger and better,” says Vikas Kohli, BMM Executive Director. “We are the largest South Asian festival in Canada and this year we are the only festival bringing Bollywood headliners to Mississauga Celebration Square! BMM will be a weekend of monstrous entertainment, multitudes of free activities for kids and families and absolutely fantastic concerts showcasing national and international stars.”

Bollywood Monster Mashup 2015 features the first-ever Canadian performance by Bollywood’s hit-maker Ash King – voice of popular songs like Aunty Ji, Te Amo, I Love You and Meherbaan for stars like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Imran Khan and many more.

Jonita Gandhi

Jonita Gandhi, Bollywood’s YouTube sensation and voice of Chennai Express, will headline the Friday concert. Jonita has sung with music maestros like A.R. Rahman, Sonu Nigam and Saleem-Sulemaan, among many others.

The event offers a weekend of live music and dance with a full band, along with a variety of world-class acts such as a professional Bollywood dance troupe, a West-Indian steel pan group and a Tassa band. BMM also features:

  • The Bollywood Monster KidZone, where parents can bring their kids for free, fun Pan American-inspired and Bollywood-themed games, dance lessons and make-it-and-take-it arts and crafts
  • For the first time ever, Tassa in the Square performances by a Canadian tassa drum band
  • The Bollywood Monster Film Festival curated by FILMI Toronto and Bollywood Monster Film Shorts curated by Reel Asian International Film Festival, will light up the massive outdoor screens, where audiences can enjoy a special selection of short films and animations from Canadian and international directors
  • The TD Dancers, who will entertain the crowd with a high-energy Bollywood fusion dance and then guide spectators through a fun and free Bollywood dance lesson
  • A bigger and better Bollywood Monster Marketplace with amazing food and unique crafts from around the world
  • And more!

Like every year, Bollywood Monster Mashup features a series of special events, including:

 

Looking for Love in Port Credit: A Storytelling & Stand-Up Comedy Night

Spice Lounge, 52 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON

Wednesday, August 5 at 8:00 PM.

NYC headliner Aparna Nancherla (Conan ‘O’Brien, FXX, Comedy Central) and comedians Amish Patel, Ernie Vincent, Aisha Brown, Hannah Hogan, Jeff E, Marc Hallworth and Michael Kellet.

 

Bollywood Monster Mashup VIP & Media Cocktail Reception

C Banquets12th Floor, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON

Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 PM

 

Bollywood Monster Comedy Night

C Banquets, 12th Floor, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON

Thursday, August 6 at 9:00 PM

A hilarious night of laughs, featuring:

NYC headliner Aparna Nancherla (Conan, FXX)
Host: Nick Reynoldson (NXNE, Absolute Comedy, Samsung)
Including: Ali Hassan (Just for Laughs, CBC Laugh Out Loud, YTV)
Ernie Vicente (Absolute Comedy)

Amish Patel (OmniTV)

Comedy Duo: Chapschtick with Marc Hallworth & Michael Kellet

 

Visit  www.BollywoodMonsterMashup.com to buy tickets to the comedy shows and Bollywood Monster Mashup VIP & Media Cocktail Reception.

 

Bollywood Monster Mashup Free Concert, starring Jonita Gandhi, voice of Chennai Expressand also featuring Nick Pandya, DaizyDanzers, Afsana Dance and Pratik

Mississauga Celebration Square

Friday August 7 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM

 

Bollywood Monster Revival Party, hosted by Besharam

Revival Bar

Friday, August 7 at 10:30 PM

 

Bollywood Monster Mashup Festival

Mississauga Celebration Square

Saturday August 8, 2:00 PM-6:30 PM

Free Kidzone, free film festival, free Bollywood dance lessons, performances by the Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra, Toronto All Starz Tassa Group and Island Accents Steel Pan Band.

 

Saturday August 8, 6:30 PM- 11:00 PM 

Mississauga Celebration Square

Free concert starring international Bollywood star Ash King (voice of hit Bollywood songs Te Amo, I Love You, Meherbaan and Aunty Ji) also featuring performances by Bollywood Monster Orchestra: Latin Night, Lopa Sarkar and Divine Heritage Artistry, What’s On? TAP! and the Tap Dance Centre Youth Company, and DESTINY Band,

 

Fans can join the Bollywood Monster Nation Fan Club at: http://bollywoodmonstermashup.com for more information about the show. Like the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BollywoodMashupand follow BMM on Twitter at @BollywoodMashup