Thank You All For Making 2018 another successful year !
Opening celebrations of the 16th Annual Bollywood Festival Norway 2018, set the mood right of all the attendees looking forward for more from the event. The celebration started with our special guests gracing the red carpet and posing for photographs in front of wall of fame.
Bollywood's heart-rob Sanjay Kapoor, star Javed Sheikh, critically acclaimed directed Shaad Ali, Punjabi star singer Lakhwinder Wadali, Mayor of Lørenskog Ragnhild Bergheim & Mayor of Skedsmo Ole Jacob Flæten put the show to live.
The festival was opened by Mayor of Lørenskog Ragnhild Bergheim & Mayor of Skedsmo Ole Jacob Flæten. The event opened its doors with traditional & Bollywood dance performances by various dance groups who performed on bollywood songs. The stage looked more beautiful when Festival Director invited the entire guest to come on stage making it looked grand.
With their speeches the crowd was thrilled. With that the award ceremony was started.
Sanjay Kapoor was awarded Best Actor award for his Netflix film Lust stories, contribution to the world of Cinema to Javed Sheikh for his work in films of other countries, Best Director award to Shaad Ali for film Soorma. All the awards were given by Mayor of Lørenskog Ragnhild Bergheim
With another set of beautiful performances the opening film Soorma was screened.
8th September 2018, Bollywood actress & singer Illa Arun was present for screening of her film Gauru: Journey of Courage. The film has been received well in many film festivals. It was nice to have in our festival too. Festival awarded Illa Arunji award for her contribution to cinema and world of music. Award to her was presented by famous Norwegian actor Kåre Conradi.
8th September's the most illuminated event, The Bollywood Musical Night started with dance performance and later performed the Punjabi star Lakhwinder Wadali. Both the performances were enjoyed most by the audience cheering for more. Lakhwinder Wadali was awarded for his contribution to the world of music festival award.
Festival films were screened at venues, Lørenskog hus kino, Oslo Klingenberg kino & Lillestrøm Odeon . All the films opened well and were loved by the viewers.
We thank each & every one; our guests, our sponsors, Norway authorities, festival partners, & Norway Embassy, festival team and friends for making this year a success.