Lights Camera Action Hosts A Colorful Bollywood Night To Support Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
A mixed crowd of young professionals, business owners, socialites and performers gathered at Proof Bar and Patio on May 23, 2013 to have a fun Bollywood themed party to raise awareness and support for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Man & Woman of the Year Campaign.
Guests mixed and mingled dressed in their best Bollywood and Indian styles. The much hyped and charity driven DJ YOGI-G kept the party in full swing with his music, something that could be enjoyed by both the South Asian and mainstream American crowd.
It was a colorful party with a mini bazaar by Arefa Merchant showcasing fine jewelry from India, and henna tattoo paintings. While everyone was having a great time admiring the colorful vibrant outfits, the highlight of the evening was the dance performance impeccably choreographed by NAACH HOUSTON dance director, Mahesh Mahbubani.
Emcees for the event Channel 11 Anchor Katherine Whaley and Joe Francisco kept the crowd informed and entertained while indulging in some Bollywood moves.
“Houston is crazy for Bollywood,” says Bollywood themed party host, Ruchi Mukherjee, Founder/Editor of Lights Camera Action. “My goal with such events is to provide a bridge between the ethnic and mainstream communities making a contribution to make a difference in various walks of life. Lights Camera Action creates a strong sense of community,” shares Ruchi Mukherjee.
With a packed house along with supporting a great cause it was very heart warming to see guests sharing and learning about different cultures. Over all it’s apparent that Houston can’t get enough of Bollywood and the craze is on.
Spotted in their Bollywood best were: Yubi Escalona Rodriguez, Alira Spa owner Escarle Silva, Sneha and Naushir Merchant, Ash Shah, Simran and Pradeep Rihal, Sippi Singh, Stephanie Wood, Sonia Guimbellot, Gabriella Tempestad, Zeb Memsa, Farida Abjani, Monica Rojas, Dr. Bharat and Vanitha Pothuri, John Harmon, and many others.