AND THE MEMORABLE END........ FOR A NEW START IN 2014
Bollywood Festival Norway thanks all the festival supporters, sponsors, well-wishers, Festival Team, Festival Guests, family and friends for making the 11th Annual event successful one.
There are some moments in life and here are some great moments from one of the grand event in Norway. With each passing year we are creating some cherish able moments for everyone associated to the festival and even leave some stories to share this year too.
On 13th September 2013, the glamorous film and festival season in Norway comes to a memorable end at Lørenskog Hus- cinema. The Bollywood Festival Norway is one of its kind, not only in Norway but in Scandinavia. The festival yet again has provided many great memories as it closed after 8 days of films, music, events, fun and absolute entertainment.
With an eye always on fostering creative and cultural links between India and Norway, The Culture Minister of Norway; Ms. Hadia Tajik opened the festival on 6th September along with H.E. Indian Ambassador Mr. R.K. Tayagi, Mayor of Lørenskog Åge Tovan, and Bollywood's favorite thriller director duo. Abbas Mustan.The Opening film was “The Lunchbox". The Lunchbox opened to great reviews by the Guest of honor and was well received by the audience.
The Gazal Maestro Anup Jalota event was organized on 8th September and was fine tuned by the audience singing to his music. For the first time in Festival history a Bollywood Fashion show was organized for all the fashion lovers who follow Bollywood trend. The show was choreographed by Utsav Dholakia and had Bollywood beauty Prachi Desai walk as Show stopper. The first time event was well received by many Bollywood fashion followers. The fashion show had many models showcasing the Indian traditional attire and the western fashion sense.
The very new theme this year was the Outdoor cinema event. Life of Pi was screened for outdoor cinema and the festival saw many entries come to enjoy the first time of its kind in the festival. The program consisted of 20 films and was beautifully selected for the festival. The audience had nice time viewing films of their choice as a part of the festival.
The closing Film of the festival was Jimmy Shergil's punjabi film " Rangeelay" . The festival came to a beautiful and successful end with the versatile singer Harshdeep Kaur making the participants dance on her tunes.
The festival also had the visionary film-maker Mr. Rahul Mittra re-presenting his film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster returns along with the film director Mr. Tigmanshu Dhulia. The festival awarded Mr. Mittra with Best Producer award and Presented Dhulia best director award for his National award winning film " Paan Singh Tomar" which was screened last year in the festival. Jimmy Shergil the lead actor of Saheb Biwi Aur Gansgter returns was presented Best Actor award for the film. All the awards presented by The Bollywood Festival Norway to the guests cum Bollywood personalities are purely on the basis of their hard work and contribution to the Indian Cinema and not as a part of any competition.
Mr. Abbas Mustan received Best Action & Thriller director award for their unimited contribution to the Bollwood Cinema. Harsdeep Kaur was awarded for her singing talent.
The Festival once again thanks everyone associated to the festival in any which ways and promises to come with a bang next year with added glamour and masti and some surprising secrets to be unfold during the festival.