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THE ASIAN AGE. | TRISHA GHOROI
Published : Oct 16, 2018, 12:17 am IST
Updated : Oct 16, 2018, 12:17 am IST

Bollywood Music Project is all set to bring together the big names of the music industry under one roof.

An event of this scale, not only gives the fans a reason to celebrate but also let artists engage with their fans.
 An event of this scale, not only gives the fans a reason to celebrate but also let artists engage with their fans.

Touted as Asia’s largest Bollywood music festival, Bollywood Music Project is back with a bang for its fourth edition. The project that kicked off in Mumbai back in 2016, after entertaining the Delhi crowd in its second and third edition, is back in the city. The two-day event will witness the likes of Amit Trivedi, Papon, Ranjit Barot along with performances by over 60 artists.

Talking about curating talent for the festival, Tarsame Mittal, Founder of TM talent Management, says, “We have carefully curated and designed the entire festival, offering an experience which is not just music but beyond that. It is a celebration of all genres of music from Punjabi to Sufi, Rock to Indie-pop along with never-seen-before artist collaborations. BMP is the only music festival offering a complete multi-genre Bollywood music ensemble”. The day one line up includes Javed Ali, Asees Kaur, Benny Dayal, Divya Kumar, Jassie Gill and Babbal Rai with Ajay Atul helming the final performance while day two will have performances by Papon, Amit Trivedi, Ranjit Barot and a finale by Raftaar.

An event of this scale, not only gives the fans a reason to celebrate but also let artists engage with their fans. Talking about his upcoming show, singer Javed Ali says, “I’m very excited. There are going to be so many artists bringing in their unique own styles. So it will be a different and a very festive experience.” The versatile singer has created a fun line up of his hits along with Sufi, romantic and dancing numbers to keep the audience engaged. Talking about the importance of fans in an artist’s life, Javed says, “As an artist, when we get to see the appreciation from our fans, we understand how much they love us. And this festival is a great place to interact with them.”

Another singer who is all set to make audience groove to his tunes on day-two is Papon. Excited to perform for the Mumbai audience, he says, “This is a very unique and interesting event which will allow every Bollywood music lover to experience performances by their favourite singers under one roof. The organisers are trying to distill all flavours of Bollywood in this festival, something that has never been done before. It will be a great pleasure to perform in Mumbai.”

The two-day event has been designed to cater optimally to the audience and two stages have been readied which will have artists performing simultaneously. Since no music festival is complete without remembering the greats of the industry, Zubeen Garg will be paying tributes to Kishore Kumar while Divya Kumar will be paying tributes to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.     

Bollywood Music Project will be held at the Jio Gardens, BKC, on October 20 and 21.

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