Times of India Film Awards announces lineup for opening night song-and-dance spectacular (with gallery)

Published: February 25, 2013

LARISSA CAHUTE
VANCOUVER DESI

Shiamak Davar

Choreographer Shiamak Davar, credited for being one of the first to popularize Bollywood dance outside of India, is set to perform at the Times of India Film Awards song and dance night. Submitted photo

An award-winning cast of song and dance stars are set to grace the Pacific Coliseum stage to kick off the inaugural Times of India Film Awards weekend in Vancouver on April 4.

TOIFA announced its star-studded lineup Monday, revealing featured artists like Sukhwinder Singh, known for his Academy Award winning song “Jai Ho” from “Slumdog Millionaire” and Shiamak Davar, world renowned choreographer and singer who popularized Bollywood dance across the globe.

The lineup also includes Mohit Chauhan, Indian pop and playback singer, otherwise known as a singer contracted to record music for movie soundtracks, Sunidhi Chauhan, female playback singer known for her upbeat numbers, Hard Kaur, the face of Indian hip hop, and Shalmali Kholgade, an award-winning singer known for her song “DaaruDesi” from “Cocktail.”

Tickets for the concert are available at www.ticketleader.ca with floor seats priced $375 to $500 and lower bowl seating at $150.

Premium and premium plus packages including tickets for both the April 6 awards night and April 4 concert are also available on www.ticketmaster.ca for $2,500 and $3,250.

The first ever TOIFA will be held April 4-6 throughout the city with musical performances by some of Bollywood’s biggest stars and special appearances by top celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchab, Priyanka Chopra and Anushka Sharma.

Scheduling and purchasing information is available at www.TOIFA.com.

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TOIFA kickoff lineup


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Singer Mohit Chauhan (right), photographed with film director Imtiaz Ali, will perform at the TOIFAs in Vancouver, Canada, April 4, 2013. Victor Fraile/Getty Images

 


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