Sparks will fly this Diwali as the Chocolate Boy of Bollywood makes his way to the business capital of the world. Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor will be gracing the Time Square Diwali Festival in New York City on Sunday, September 22, 2013.
Diwali, which is the most popular and the most widely celebrated event amongst Asian-Indians, is known as the festival of lights. Diwali means row of illuminated lamps/lights. Diyas (clay lamps), fireworks, lanterns and/or bonfires are a central part of the holiday rituals. The festival is a celebration of the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. The Time Square Diwali Festival, which kick starts the Diwali season in New York City, is hosted by the Maharashtra Tourism Group in Mumbai. The event was planned in July earlier this year and went into action in mid-August.
Festivities for the event begin at 11 AM and last until 6 PM. This will be followed by a “Light Up Time Square Concert” in which the 30-year-old Casanova will be making a guest appearance. Ranbir Kapoor along with his family will be promoting his upcoming Bollywood film, Besharam, which is scheduled to release on October 2, 2013.
The film Besharam already has created a buzz, with mixed reviews surrounding its trailer which has people wondering if the film will garner the same box-office crowd pulling abilities which his previous film Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani had done. Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani co-stared Deepika Padukone as the female lead. This upcoming Bollywood flick has Pallavi Sharda, with real life parents Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Singh. For the first time, the Kapoor family join hands to entertain the viewers on the big screen!
Besharam, Abhinav Kashyap‘s second film after Dabangg, manages to cast the entire Rishi Kapoor family on screen for the first time. If you’re in New York, do not miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime. We hope to see you there.
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Author: Diana Lydia
Graphics & Banner: Ranita Kakkar