Festival runs from Aug. 5-6

By Sabrina Gamrot, Reporter. Wed., June 22, 2022.

“Canada’s largest South Asian festival is returning to Mississauga this summer its 2022 schedule features a number of star-studded performers.

Taking place at Celebration Square on Aug. 5 and 6, the Bollywood Monster Mashup will see actor Sunny Leone host a meet-and-greet to support South Asian arts program while singers Yasser Desai and Aakanksha Sharma will perform in a doubleheader appearance.

Aaman Trikha will also perform a number of songs.

Besides performances, attendees can also shop at the Bollywood Monster Mashup bazaar and eat at a number of food stalls from local businesses featuring kabobs, kulfi, dosas, chaat papri and more.

Free Bollywood and Garba dance lessons, West Indian drumming, tennis and crafts will also be available at the KidZone.

New for this year, the festival will introduce a seniors lounge, which will have seated dancing, card cards and accessible seating available. 

Two evening concerts will feature many Bhangra, Sufi, drag and disco musical and dance performances.

Leone’s meet-and-greet can accommodate up to 100 fans who can purchase a photo-op. More information about this event can be found on the festival’s webpage. 

Exclusive interviews with singers Nikhita Gandhi, Arjuna Harjai, Aishwarya Nigam, Bishakh Jyoti and Sanchari Bose will be shown on the festival’s Facebook page from July 25-30.

“We’re back in person for you! You’ll be able to meet Sunny Leone, dance to Yasser, Aakanksha and Aaman’s hit songs, eat delicious food and shop at the #BollywoodMonster Bazaar,” said festival executive director Vikas Kohli, in a release.

More information about performances and schedule can be found at BollywoodMonsterMashup.com”