Category: Local South Asians Published on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 10:52 Written by Tapa Menon
Preliminary estimates are that 15,000 people danced into a frenzy at the 2nd annual Bollywood Monster Mashup evening concert this past Saturday, July 28th at Mississauga Celebration Square.
Over 80 singers, musicians and dancers performed for a non-stop 4 hour stretch which included original Canadian arrangements, compositions, and choreography. The show reinterpreted music and dance from traditional Indian folk, classics of Indian cinema and modern Bollywood pop. The audience witnessed hit Bollywood songs performed by a funk/jazz band, dancers, the 60-member Bollywood Monster Choir, and an exclusive performance from Indian Idol Rajdeep Chatterjee for his first show ever in Canada. The night ended with the crowd dancing and screaming for an encore. For the encore, Indian Idol Rajdeep Chatterjee led the entire crowd on a sing along tribute to iconic Indian actor Rajesh Khanna while Vikas Kohli accompanied him on the acoustic guitar. Rajesh Khanna passed away 10 days before the show and was known as the original superstar of Indian Cinema.