Hundreds turn out to enjoy Ely’s Bollywood takeover

Cllr Elaine Griffin-Singh and Zahid Ahmed, owner of Sylhet.

Cllr Elaine Griffin-Singh and Zahid Ahmed, owner of Sylhet. - Credit: Archant

Ely’s Paradise Centre was transformed with a slice of film industry glamour on Sunday for a Bollywood Fair.

There were Indian dance demonstrations throughout the day.

There were Indian dance demonstrations throughout the day. - Credit: Archant

Bollywood themed event, Ely.

Bollywood themed event, Ely. - Credit: Archant

Hundreds of people turned up at the sports centre to enjoy the festivities, which included Indian dance, song, hand-made crafts and plenty of cuisine.

Bollywood themed event, Ely.

Bollywood themed event, Ely. - Credit: Archant

There were cooking demonstrations on offer for visitors and a selection of samples to try courtesy of Ely restaurant Sylhet, based in Market Street.

The Relton family, Karl, Karen and Anna with Cllr Elaine Griffin-Singh and Kriti Sachdeva about to e

The Relton family, Karl, Karen and Anna with Cllr Elaine Griffin-Singh and Kriti Sachdeva about to enjoy the Indian food provided by Sylhet. - Credit: Archant

The event was organised by dance teacher Kriti Sachdeva and the mayor of Ely Elaine Griffin-Singh, with all money raised split between the mayor’s charity fund and the GEN Initiative – a charity which works with the poor in India.

Visit www.trybollywood.com for more information on trying Indian dance.