The second edition of Mumbai Ballard Estate Festival (MBEF) launched with huge fanfare recently. It witnessed over 12,000 people, who were present to experience the biggest social extravaganza that the city of Mumbai has seen in recent times!
The innovative concept of ‘Silent Open Air Cinema’ which was introduced for the very first time in Mumbai turned out to be a sold out show. The Special Experience activity lived up to its title including Jalpa Vithalani’s exquisite artwork, Origami worfekshops, robotic displays, the interesting display of vintage cars and Heritage walks which provided an opportunity to discover the tremendous hidden gems and stories that are unknown to the world.
Shubhra Bhardwaj – Founder and Creative Director of Ferriswheel Entertainment Pvt Ltd ensured that the grand launch of the second signature weekend surpassed the benchmark that they had set last year.
She said, “It was heartwarming to see such a terrific response in just the second signature weekend of the Mumbai Ballard Estate Festival's season 2. We hosted over 12,000 guests over the weekend and that has provided us the impetus to keep getting better in the upcoming signature weekends.”
Among the special activities including Kid Zone, Pet Zone, Flea Market, Food Festival, Health and Wellness Zone, Island Stage, Main Stage and Special Experience at the festival, the spectators were pleasantly surprised to watch the special screening of Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2 with Kartik Aaryan and mesmerising performances by Ash King, Akasa Singh, Siddharth Slathia and Ambilini Menon among others.
Kartik addressed his fans and clicked photos with kids during the screening of Pyaar Ka Panchnama 2. He said, “This is the first time I’m attending Mumbai Ballard Estate Festival – overall it's a celebration of the spirit of Mumbai and I am enjoying it.”
Ash King said, “ Mumbai Ballard Estate Festival is a fabulous event and it was a great opportunity to perform live in front of a huge crowd.”
The ‘Kheench Meri Photo’ girl Akasa Singh had a blast performing in front of a live audience. “I had a blast performing at the Mumbai Ballarad Estate Festival and I look forward to performing here again!”Siddharth Slathia, who rose to fame with Tere Sang Yaara (Rustom), said, “I would like to thank Ferriswheel Entertainment for inviting me and giving me the opportunity to perform in front of such an amazing crowd.”
Ambilini Menon said, “What I really enjoyed was meeting different people, family crowd, young kids and corporate people, so it was a mix bag of wonderful people enjoying all kinds of music.”