Thursday, January 25, 2007

Bollywood Music Entertains in an International Meeting

Bollywood movie music entertained the delegates of an international meeting. The meting was of World Economic Forum (WEF)’s annual meeting. In the meeting about 250 delegates were present and the venue was Swiss Ski resort where two Bollywood things Bollywood music and IMFL (Indian made foreign liquor) entertained everyone. Daily India reported on this news:

Organised by IT major Wipro, Bollywood Nite wound up early Thursday at a nightclub here and saw the who's who of India Inc and some invited guests dancing to the tunes of DJ Akhil who played sizzling numbers from popular Bollywood movies.

To perk their sprits was a range of IMFL - Signature whiskey, McDowell's rum, White Mischief and Romanov vodka and Blue Riband gin - as also munchies from Haldiram's.

Among the first to take the dance floor was Bajaj Auto's Rahul Bajaj - a veteran of 19 visits to WEF, often called the world's biggest networking forum for the globe's corporate honchos.

The merry atmosphere perked up by the Indian d├ęcor and posters of 'Rang De Basanti', 'Guru' and 'Fanaa' in the backdrop was too inviting for even the otherwise reticent Infosys Technologies chief executive Nandan S. Nilekani.

As the mood picked up with numbers like 'It's the Time to Disco', the dance floor got packed with guests, including Bharti group's Sunil B. Mittal, Ranbaxy's Malvinder Singh and McKinsey's Rajat Gupta.

While the host of the evening and Wipro chairperson Azim Premji did not shake a leg, he was seen chatting up with other guests like Arcelor-Mittal group's empire's heir apparent Aditya Mittal and NIIT's Rajendra S. Pawar.

The party ended not because the guests wanted it to, but because they had to catch a few winks before attending sessions that begin rather early here with working breakfast meetings at half past seven.

It seems good that Bollywood music could spread its distinctive flavor in an international function. Thus it has been proved again that Bollywood is going towards the international community.