Bollywood Shake Rings In The New Year With A Bang!

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Photos: Dr. Nik Nikam

HOUSTON: Bollywood Shake hosted its 2rd Annual New Year’s Eve Gala 2016 at Safari Texas Ranch Grand Ballroom in association with Just Chic Events on December 31st. The guest list included the cream of Houston crowd who rang in the New Year with style, glamour and excitement!

After a sold out event last year, there was a lot of anticipation and excitement about this year’s event. Ruchika Dias, Founder & CEO of Bollywood Shake raised the bar this year and delivered a superbly executed elegant event. The event was coordinated and managed by Gayathri Kumar of Just Chic Events! The upscale and grand venue was beautifully decorated and exuded glitz and glamour. There was an abundance of music, food and drinks keeping the guests entertained all night! DJ Sajan from Chicago and Houston’s own DJ AV kept people on the dance floor all night with their foot tapping music including Bollywood and Top 40 hits.

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Mrs. Bollywood 2015, Shruthi Bekal was the MC for the evening and conducted the show beautifully. The entertainment began with the Bollywood Shake dance troupe performed to the latest Bollywood hits including Chittiyan Kalaiyan, Baby Doll, Nachan Farrate & Lovely. Then came a surprise live musical performance by Punjabi sensation Pinky Paras from Chicago and J.S. Paras who entertained the crowd with their lively music and dhol. This was followed by a fun interactive session led by the Bollywood Shake dance instructors. It was a delightful spectacle to watch hundreds of attendees dance along with the Bollywood Shake team and shake up the dance floor!

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There was an abundant spread of delicious Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine including Gobhi Manchurian, Vegetable Delight, Chicken Tikka and Goat Biryani catered by Bombay to Beijing and mouthwatering desserts prepared by Red Berries Bakeshop including pineapple cake, chocolate mousse and gulab jamuns. Kids had a wonderful time in the adjacent Magnolia ballroom with balloon twisting, face painting and a magic show!

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The highlight of the evening was the midnight countdown accompanied by a champagne toast and a spectacular balloon drop of over 1000 balloons! Excitement filled the air and reached a fever pitch as the large gathering rang in the New Year together!
Special thanks to our sponsors – Malti Kumar, Rukshana and Abha Dwivedi of AIG and Media Partners – TV Asia, Bollywood Shake Radio and NNN-Nik Nikam Network.

Bollywood Shake’s New Year’s Eve Gala 2016 was a grand success with a full house including guests from all over Texas who attended the event at the exquisite Safari Texas Grand Ballroom.  Guests had a delightful time celebrating the New Year at this one-of-a-kind family friendly New Year’s Eve event in Houston which both adults and kids enjoyed equally!

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In addition to running a very successful Bollywood dance school and hosting their own radio show (Bollywood Shake Radio Online & On the App 24×7), Bollywood Shake hosts several events throughout the year including Bollywood Pageants, Fashion Shows, Dance Competitions and Galas. Ruchika Singh Dias, Founder and CEO of Bollywood Shake has been featured in various mainstream media outlets such as NBC Channel 2 KPRC, ABC 13 Houston, Fox 26 Houston, KEYE CBS Austin, News 8 Austin and Houston Chronicle.

Bollywood Shake wishes you a Happy New Year and would like to thank all the people who came out to celebrate and ring in the New Year at their event! Bollywood Shake hopes to see you at their 2016 events including the Bollywood Pageant and the next New Year’s Eve Gala!