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Worli's own culture fest kicks off on Friday

Posted on - 23 Jan 2013

Worli’s own culture fest kicks off on Friday

Mumbai: After Kala Ghoda, Bandra and Lokhandwala Complex, the heart of the city gets its own cultural festival at Worli. The Shree Sankalp Pratishthan will host the ‘Worli Festival’ in association with ‘The Times of India’ from January 25-27. 
The event promises to be a blitzkrieg of food, live music, culture, entertainment and sports. Scores of programmes are scheduled over the three days. The festival will have all the elements of a fun fair from stilt-walkers to jugglers and stand-up comedians as well. 
For the first time ever, the beautiful shoreline of Worli Seaface will open up to live performances by some of the best known artistes of the entertainment industry. The inaugural night itself has live acts by actor Urmila Matondkar, singer Shalmali Kholgade, whose song Pareshaan is already winning awards, not to forget singer Shibani Kashyap of Sajnaa fame. Suzanne D’Mello whose hit number from Slumdog Millionaire led her to the international stage and santoor player Rahul Sharma will also perform at the event. 
The highlight of the closing day, January 27, is a spectacular show by singer Sukhwinder Singh as well as popular Marathi artiste Vaishali Samant. A grand laser show as well as fireworks display will bring the event to a draw. 
Apart from the mass appeal and expanse of Worli promenade, another set of parallel events will be held at the Royal Western India Turf Club (RWITC). These will be exclusive gatherings where entry is allowed by invitation only. 
One particular event that is sure to draw eyeballs is the ‘Cook For Her’ contest where husbands are encouraged to prepare food for their wives. If early signals are anything to go by, a host of prominent men in public life are keen to unveil their hidden culinary skills upon this platform. 
Turf Club is also the venue for an eclectic food festival that will include a host of activities like cocktail mixing, wine and cheese tasting, indeed grapestomping as well. A cluster of eminent singers is expected to perform alongside. 
“Although the events will be held at Worli Seaface and Turf Club, the Worli Festival will not limit itself by geography,” says Sachin Ahir, minister of state for housing, government of Maharashtra, and the organizer of the festival.

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