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They’re heeeeere!

Posted by gottabkd on Friday, July 18, 2008

And you probably never even heard of ’em…. No seriously… Unless you are South Asian, or a real movie fan it’s is almost guaranteed that you have never heard of ’em.

Bollywood Hollywood has hit Toronto like a storm and while most Torontonians have never heard of them, they are here…..

Who is they… why they are the Brangelina’s of Bollywood of course… or better known as Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, her husband Abhisehk Bachchan and father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan, Bollywoods hottest and most well know stars.

Here is a pic for you:

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Photo Credit: George Pimentel/WireImage, Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

They arrived on Thursday to do some promotion tour called The Unforgettable Tour and “apparently the seats are completely sold out..! See listing below…

Not bad for a first time visit 🙂

Did you know: Bollywood sells 39 Billion movie tickets a year?

Did you know: Bollywood is waaaay bigger than Hollywood, not only in ticket sales but also in revenue from videos/merchandise/ and ticket sales? Did I tell you about the ticket sales??

Did you know: Sympatico/MSN Entertainment launched a new site as a result of this mania? Go here to check it out.

Did you know: Saavn.com wants to bring Bollywood to the world? (careful, it’s a flash heavy site) Cool, if you are into that sorta thing 🙂

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What else is going on in and about the GTA?

20th Annual Beaches International Jazz Festival presented by: Beaches Jazz Festivals

Starts: July 18, 2008 06:00 AM
Ends: July 27, 2008 11:00 PM
Cost: Free

Join the jazz enthusiasts lakeside at Woodbine Park for the kick off to the Festivals 20th year celebration. This festival is voted Toronto’s #1 Music Event. It offers multiple outdoor stages featuring free concerts. Our “New Generations Stage” will celebrate young upcoming musicians that are begining to make an impact. The Main Stage will present both local and international Jazz performances.

Address:
Woodbine Park located at Lakeshore Blvd East and Coxwell Ave.
Dates: Please check web site for various start times throughout the week.

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The Unforgettable Tour presented by: Rogers Centre (see above)

Starts: July 18, 2008 07:30 PM
Ends: July 18, 2008

The superstars of Indian Cinema come together on one stage for one performance in an “Unforgettable Night”.
Ticket Prices: $97.75 – $287.50

Address: Rogers Centre
1 Blue Jays Way
Spadina Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard
one: 416-341-3663

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Hogtown Hoedown
presented by: St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood

Starts: July 18, 2008 06:00 AM
Ends: July 19, 2008 05:00 AM

Cost: Free

A FREE EVENT FOR ALL AGES
Events include:
Police pancake breakfast 9-11am
Live music and entertainment 11am-5pm
Free Movie Babe 11am at Rainbow
Farmers’ Market 5am-5pm
Local Food, Beer & Wine booths
Kids’ Programs: Face Painting, Clown, Twisty Balloons, Art & Kid’s Cooking Classes
Fri July 18, 6 p.m.-Fundraising Dinner
5-course dinner featuring Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar
The Friday night fundraiser is $175/ticket
For tickets call the St Lawrence Centre at 1-800-708-6754

Hogtown Hoedown also celebrates the culinary diversity of the area and highlights both the restaurants and the farmers, and supports the use of local food, wine, and beer products.

Phone: 416-410-9242

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Ratha Yatra Festival of India 2008
presented by: ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple Toronto

Starts: July 19, 2008 11:00 AM
Ends: July 20, 2008 06:00 PM
Cost: Free

Ratha Yatra Festival of India. It is organized by ISKCON, a Hare Krishna, Hindu Temple on Avenue Road. Parade down Yonge Street and festivities continue on Centre Island for the rest of the weekend. Attract more than 30000 people and we offer Indian entertainment, culture, religion and a free vegetarian feast. Hosting a Global Fusion live entertainment section by Juno Award winners on the Saturday and a large Yoga Meltdown event on the Sunday.
Parade starts at Yonge and Bloor and heads south on Yonge Street to Centre Island.

Phone: 416-922-5415.

Address: Market Lane Park in the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood just west of Jarvis on Front
Front Street East and Jarvis Street

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Yoga Meltdown-Free Yoga Festival July 20, 2008 (Centre Island)
presented by: Festival of India

Starts: July 20, 2008 12:00 PM
Ends: July 20, 2008 05:00 PM
Cost: Free

Toronto’s yoga community invites all, from the simply-curious to the seasoned veterans, to come experience a new yoga revolution that has never been seen before, including:

– non-stop yoga classes and demonstrations

– vegan/vegetarian cooking demonstrations

– mantra meditation

– An all-you-can-eat, free vegetarian feast and much more!

FREE ADMISSION – Visit www.yogameltdown.com for more information. First 250 registrants for the festival receive a free gift!

Phone: 416-873-9701
Address: Centre Island

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Check out the Toronto.ca festival listing here

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