Women singers from India, Pakistan to perform in Melbourne

Mumbai, July 31 (IANS) The Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, which celebrates Indian cinema internationally, will have women singers from India and Pakistan perform at its sixth edition this year.

The festival in August will be following the theme of woman empowerment with performances by Pakistani singer-songwriter Sara Haider, award-winning Indian singer Shalmali Kholgade, singer Suzanne D’Mello and other notable performers.

Kholgade, popular for songs like “Pareshaan” and “Balam pichkari”, is looking forward to the event.

“It is an honour to represent Indian film music in a foreign country. I am truly excited about my performance at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. I will be doing a solo performance of my Bollywood hits followed by a collaboration with the wonderful artist from Pakistan, Sara Haider,” Kholgade said in a statement.

The guest list of the festival includes names like Rishi Kapoor, Srijit Mukherji, Rituparna Sengupta, Vidya Balan and Richa Chadha.

–IANS

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