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Popular Bollywood Singer, Monali Thakur, Opens Mississauga IIFA Buzz Weekend Celebration

Jun 07, 2011

Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to groove the night away to a live performance featuring Bollywood playback singer Monali Thakur during the opening night of Mississauga's IIFA Buzz weekend celebration, Friday, June 24.

"We are thrilled to announce that popular Bollywood singer, Monali Thakur will be entertaining the crowds during the opening night of our Mississauga IIFA Buzz festivities," said Susan Burt, City of Mississauga director, Culture Division. "Mississauga Celebration Square is definitely the place to be for IIFA Buzz excitement."

Monali’s music has been included in many popular Bollywood movies including the film, Race, in which her song Zara Zara Touch Me, was nominated in 2009 for an International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Award.

To prepare residents for IIFA Buzz weekend and to ensure everyone has the right Bollywood moves, Culture Division is hosting three Flash Mob events in the City on Wednesday, June 8th. The dance routine can be reviewed online in advance of the activity by visiting

Flash Mob Locations
All Flash Mob activities are taking place on Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hurontario Street and Robert Speck Parkway at noon
Hurontario Street and Dundas Street East at 1 p.m.
Lakeshore Road East and Stavebank Road North at 2:15 p.m.

A complete itinerary of Mississauga IIFA Buzz events can be found online by visiting,

About IIFA
The International Indian Film Academy, conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. is supported by key members of the Indian film fraternity. IIFA is the most respected South Asian film academy and its main highlight, the IIFA Awards is one of India's biggest media events. With a viewership of over 600 million worldwide, the IIFA Weekend is the largest celebration of Indian cinema and the IIFA Awards is among the most-watched global events, annually.

From a one night celebration in 2000 at the Millennium Dome, London, the last twelve years have seen the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) movement grow into a cine-packed weekend of film-festivals, workshops, exhibitions, film-showcases, premieres, global business forums and sporting events, all of which climax into the IIFA Awards. The IIFA's have been celebrated in London, Sun City, Johannesburg, Singapore, Malaysia, Dubai, Amsterdam, Yorkshire, Bangkok, Macau and most recently in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This year, IIFA will celebrate its 12th anniversary in Toronto, Canada from June 23rd - 25th, 2011.

The IIFA Celebrations in Canada are presented by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) and supported by the government of Ontario.

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.

Media Contact:
Lindsay Noronha
Public Affairs Consultant
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5053
TTY: 905-896-5151