Article by Neha Lokesh
Photo Credit: Balzinder Balz
Starry Sari Night hosted by Liverpool City Council turned into an incredible Indian Extravaganza with Bollywood movies, Ethnic stores and night market that filled light and colour into George Street and Scott Street. It showcased celebrities like Julian Simonsz, Fast Ed and The Pioneers.
The event started off with Liverpool City Mayor, Ned Mannoun, welcoming everyone and was attended by Member for Menai Mel Gibbons, federal Member for Hughes Craig Kelly, Victor Dominello MP for Ryde, Minister for Citizenship and Communities, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Assistant Minister for Education.The day was then packed with exciting events. It featured Starry Curry Competition which was judged by TV chef Fast Ed from Better Homes and Gardens. A stunning performance by Julian Simonsz from The Voice. A beautifully designed fashion show exhibiting the Liverpool Sari shops. Screening of the smashing Bollywood hit movie “Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani” which stars Ranbir Kapoor and the gorgeous Deepika Padukone, spread Bollywood Fever amongst all age groups. And, also had a special preview of the upcoming movie “My Corner Stone” which releases on the 9th October along with the guest appearances of The Crew.
Starry Sari Night, attracted people from different cultures and to enjoy pre-movie entertainment, dance, rides, music clips and food stalls. It hosted Liverpool’s vibrant and close knit Indian community. They feasted their eyes to the colourful celebrations and immersed themselves in festive mood that spread to all present. With authentic Indian food stalls and Indian stores it felt like the streets of Mumbai in Sydney.
Who says only Bollywood stars can form part of a red carpet event? The Red Carpet Photo booth set up by desi.com.au, provided each and everyone an opportunity to feel like a celebrity.
A memorable experience people will remember for days to come, Starry Sari Night ended on a warm note with a feeling of home away from home!