Lasers to light up Mississauga Celebration Square at Bollywood Monster Mashup!


News Release
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Mississauga, ON:

The largest South Asian festival in Canada, Bollywood Monster Mashup (BMM) presented by TD, is pleased to announce that this year's event will feature monstrous laser shows along with the annual concerts. This year features 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, and Jonita Gandhi, voice of Chennai Express.

"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 amping it up with a laser show that has never been showcased at 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."

BMM promises an entertaining and star-studded weekend for Toronto and GTA residents. Audiences will not only experience brilliant Bollywood performances, but also get a chance to see some of the most popular TV personalities of Canada hosting the festival. They are;

BMM will entertain thousands at Mississauga Celebration Square on Friday, August 7th and Saturday, August 8th for the fifth year in a row.  This year, BMM is the only festival  bringing Bollywood singing stars to perform at Mississauga Celebration Square.


Bollywood Headliner
Ash King

Saturday, August 8th 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.


Bollywood Headliner
Jonita Gandhi

Jonita Gandhi, Bollywood's YouTube sensation and voice of Chennai Express, will headline the Friday, August 7th concert. Jonita has sung with music maestros like A.R. Rahman, S Nigam and Saleem-Sulemaan, among many others.

Bollywood Monster Mashup presented by TD, the largest South Asian festival in Canada, allows the audience to experience Bollywood like never before with international stars, interactive family activities, amazing food, great music and innovative performances. 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
8:00 PM
NYC headliner Aparna Nancherla (Conan, 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 Banquets, 12th Floor, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON
Thursday, August 6
7:00 PM
Bollywood Monster Comedy Night
C Banquets, 12th Floor, 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, ON Thursday, August 6
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 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 Express and 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
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: for more information about the show. Like the Facebook page at and follow BMM on Twitter at @BollywoodMashup

Posted on Aug 05, 15 | 7:14 am