As Nagpur’s biggest garba – Raaas – gets a thumbs up by garba revellers of the city, Raaas gets established as the biggest garba brand of Nagpur. First two garba nights were quite eventful at Raaas as it drew huge numbers of garba enthusiasts, who enjoyed dancing on the beats of famous singers like Arshi Jain, Priyani Vani, Saagar Kendurkar, Ishan Khan, Jatin Udasi and Farhan Sabri.
On first Navratri night the garba celebrations became grander for the garba revellers, when Bollywood star Ameesha Patel made heads turn with her grand entry at Raaas. As the Raaas band welcomed Ameesha by playing the song of her debut film ‘Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai,’ she joined the people dancing on the floor. An avid Ameesha Patel’s fan told us that how enchanting it was for him to dance next to his favourite star. “When Ameesha joined us in garba, it was such a happy moment for us! She made her feel that she was one of us.”
Sharing her excitement on a possibility to share the dance floor of her favourite actress and TV star Shivangi Joshi, who’ll be celebrating Navratri tonight at Raaas, a 20-something garba enthusiast, said, “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai has been my favourite TV serial and it’s lead actress Naira (Shivangi Joshi) is my favourite star. I am looking forward to follow her dance moves.”
Raaas will continue to be a starry event as in coming days also, a lot of Bollywood and TV actors are slated to visit Raaas. To name a few – Sohail Khan, Kartik Aaryan (Pyar Ka Punchnama Fame), Varun Sharma (Fukrey Fame), Aayush Sharma (Loveyatri Fame), actor Dilip Joshi (Taarak Mehta ka Ooltah Chashma Fame), Divyanka Tripathi, among others. Garba players will also get to groove to the foot-tapping numbers by famous singers like Tulsi Kumar, Rahul Vaidya and Gajendra Verma.
Conceptualised by Varsha Kukreja and Jeetesh Rakheja, Raaas is being organised in association with Nagpur’s number 1 digital news channel Nation Next (as the media partner), and the event is being sponsored by topmost brands like T Series, Shreeji Tours and Travels, Blive Entertainment, Kukreja Infrastructure, Black Sword Furniture, Madhuban Village, Sandesh Group, Batukbhai Sons Jewellers, Kutz and Ankit Jewellers.
Here’s a glimpse of the second day of Raaas garba in Nagpur: