For a 3rd year running, ZEE was a part of Mayor of London’s Diwali Festival in its eleventh year on Sunday October the 28th in the heart of London at Trafalgar Square. Coinciding with Zee TV’s twentieth Diwali Celebrations, the square resembled a vibrant party buzzing with colorful saris, traditional garba, devotional bhajans, Bollywood dancing, live singing, celebrities, food, children’s activities and families from all backgrounds coming together to celebrate the festival of lights in all its glory.
The official numbers confirmed attendance of more than 35,000 people braving the cold and rain on the first weekend of low temperatures. Audiences were driven to the square by heavy promotion across Zee Network’s five TV channels and digital platforms and the powerful line up of artists brought in by ZEE to entertain in the prime time evening stage slot.
Zing presenter Asad Shan from ‘Brit’s Bollywood’ show took over the stage along with the talented female presenter Veena V building up anticipation for the grand finale with Bollywood singing sensation – Ash King accompanied by Shaimak Davar Dance Troupe. Bhangra superstar Juggy D performed with a bruised leg but in his usual high spirits as the masses jumped to his famous songs. Olympic closing ceremony performers VP Entertainment thrilled the audiences with their Bhangra performance while singer Navin Kundra enthralled the crowd with his beautiful songs. Also performing on the day were producers and DJs Punjabi Hit Squad, Shivali, Swatti and Sonia Panesar who showcased their exceptional talents in the true spirit of Diwali.
Queues at the Zee stand kept building throughout the day with subscribers and viewers interacting with the staff to find out all the latest offerings from Zee and Zing audition entries on the day. There was also free henna for the visitors at the Zee stand from the world’s fastest henna artist, Pavan as she coloured hundreds of hands in a couple of hours.
For anyone who was unable to attend the event, you can catch all the action including exclusive interviews across the Zee Network.
Special Diwali programs on Zee Network:
Out & About – Zee TV (Sky 788, Virgin Media 809)
Diwali on the Square Special – Saturday 10th November @ 5:30pm
Out & About – Zee Café (Sky 798)
Diwali on the Square Special – Monday 12th November @ 6pm
Brit’s Bollywood – Free on Zing (Sky 789 & Freesat 509)
Diwali on the Square Special – Sunday 11th November @ 11:30pm
Also, watch special Diwali programs on Zee Network:
Special Diwali Event “Zee Ki Beesvi Diwali” – Sunday 11th November @ 6.30pm
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa special with Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha and Gurdaas Maan on Zee TV – Saturday 10th Nov @ 7.30pm.
Europe TV Premiere on Zee Cinema – ‘Agent Vinod’ (Saturday 17th Nov @ 8.30pm)
Diwali Dhamaka on Zee Cinema – all day 13th & 14th Nov
Raj Kapoor classics premiere on Zee Cinema: ‘Shree 420’ (13th Nov @ 8am) and ‘Awaara’ (14th Nov @ 8am)
Bollywood Business on Zing with Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma talking to Komal Nahta about their upcoming movie Jab Tak Hai Jaan – Monday 12th Nov @ 2pm & 6:30pm
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa special with Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif on Zee TV – Saturday 17th Nov @ 7.30pm.