The Association for India's Development at Penn State will be hosting a Bollywood Night at 6 p.m. Saturday at the North Auditorium in State College Area High School.
Bollywood is commonly known as Hollywood’s competition because of its successful movies and songs. This year’s theme for the event is 100 years of Bollywood.
“Bollywood is very famous all over the world. It’s a very colorful event with lots of dancing. You can’t resist to dance to the music,” said Aditi Roy, president of the Association for India's Development at Penn State.
Participants will look forward to various different segments throughout the event, volunteer Somesh Roy said.
“Students and community members will portray Bollywood from as old as 1930s. The night will start with a fashion show that will show the evolution of India’s dresses in movies,” Somesh Roy (graduate-mechanical engineering) said.
The Association for India’s development at Penn State decided to have this night as a different way to fundraise money for people in India.
“All the proceeds of the event will go to grassroots projects in India to benefit children and people with disabilities,” Siddharth Sonti (graduate-electrical engineering) said.
The event will have a mixture of live music, dance and karaoke. There will also be Indian street food for purchase said Aditi Roy (graduate-nutrition).
“There will be food like ‘Samosas,’ which is a fried veggie patty with a typical triangle shape. There will also be a famous Indian drink called ‘Masala Chai,’ which is an Indian tea with milk and spices,” said Aditi Roy.
Tickets for the event are $5 for students and $8 for adults.
Tickets for children below 12 are $5 and the event is free if children are below 5. Tickets can be purchased at clubs.psu.edu/aid/tickets, India Pavilion, Krishan’s Indian grocery and Webster’s Bookstore Café.