All roads lead to Parade Grounds today. Okay, that's too much hype, but if you've got nothing much to do this evening and don't need to wake up tomorrow to go to office, here's a place to head.
The Times Hyderabad Festival is back this year with 9 days of music and art. The festival will see some renowned musicians, dancers and singers, like Ustad Amjad Ali Khan on the inaugural day, Sonu Nigam on 1st April, and Vani Ganapathy, Ghulam Ali Khan and Ehsan Bharti Ghungroo Wale on 6th April. There are also a fashion show by Vinita Pittie and Neeta Lulla on 7th April, and renowned plays Dance Like A Man by Mahesh Dattani on 7th April and The Vagina Monologues by Mahabanoo Mody Kotwal on 8th April. In addition, there will be carnivals at Eat Street on 31st April and at Hyderabad Central on 7th & 8th April, and cooking classes at Taj Krishna, Novotel, ITC Kakatiya, Mainland China, Taj Banjara and Touch from 2nd to 6th April.
Today, the second day, Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam will present Bollywood Dhamaka, at the Parade Grounds.
Since stepping into limelight with the hit number Accha Sila Diya Tune Mere Pyar Ka for the film Bewafa Sanam, courtesy Gulshan Kumar, Sonu Nigam became a singing sensation in the world of pop music and Bollywood. He has rendered some of the hit numbers of this decade, like Mera Rangde Basanti from The Legend of Bhagat Singh, Sandese Aate Hai from Border, Panchi Nadiyaan from Refugee, Satrangi Re from Dil Se, Yeh Dil Deewana from Pardes, Tanhayee from Dil Chahta Hai, and many more.
He has completed a decade in the industry, and is amongst the most sought-after playback singers in Bollywood even today. His live concerts receive huge turnouts the world over. He has won the Zee Cine Awards in 1997 & 2001, and the Filmfare Award in 2002. His pop album Deewana was a massive hit.
The entry to the concert is by invitations, available at The Times Of India office, Planet M and Walden outlets. For further details, please contact 2335-5335.