All roads lead to Andheri

Feb 27, 2013, 04:00 IST | Ruchika Kher

From performing arts and fashion, to literature and music, Wassup! Andheri, the suburb's cultural festival has reinvented itself to accommodate and offer much more to visitors

It began last year as a three-day event, with the aim to entertain visitors and provide established and upcoming talent a platform to showcase their skills. Taking this forward, Wassup! Andheri is back this year with an extra day and countless activities for its citizens.

Funk Studio, a platform for talented artists across genres will feature the Khan Brothers and Raj-gayaks of of Jaisalmer’s Mirasi lineage on March 3

“For the second edition, the list of events expands with workshops, street plays, readings and innovative acts. Last year, we received a lot of inquiries from other parts of the country and even abroad. This made us rework our plans. So now, Wassup! Andheri will not only be Andheri-centric but also Mumbai and India-centric,” says Ajay Modgill, founder and CEO of F5 Advertainment, organiser of the event.

To make an impact as powerful as the debut edition, organisers have roped numerous celebrities, experts and familiar names including Sudhir Mishra, Anurag Basu, Vikramaditya Motwane, Arzan Khambatta, Rajat Kapoor, Amish Tripathi and Adhuna Akhtar among others. Celebrity quotient apart, Wassup! Andheri will showcase exciting new gigs and will also exhibit a plethora of rare and fascinating art forms during the event.

>> Directors Anurag Basu and Vikramaditya Motwane will select 16 short listed contestants and mentor them to make short films. The winner will assist these directors on their forthcoming projects.
>> Adhuna Akhtar and her team will present new hairstyles for women.
>> Casting director Mukesh Chabbra will talk about the process of casting and will also take live auditions for several of his upcoming projects.
>> Over 15 large installations and more than 50 paintings, sculptures and photographs will adorn the festival.
>> The Immortals Of Meluha and The Secret of the Nagas author Amish Tripathi will talk about his third book The Oath of the Vayuputras: Shiva Trilogy#3. 

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