First day of Bollywood Music Project ends with a bang

Mumbai: While actress Sonakshi Sinha crooned to numbers of her own films jamming with music sensation duo Vishal-Shekhar, artistes like Rekha Bhardwaj, Papon and Badshah wove their magic here on first day of the Bollywood Music Project (BMP). The two-day music festival, which started on Friday, is the first multi-genre, multi-stage festival where music lovers witnessed Bollywood legends perform in an experimental and alternative avatar live. Presented by Radius Developers, Hungama Bollywood Music Project festival comprised the whole package -- adventure, shopping, gourmet, live jamming stations and music, in its many different, adrenaline-pumping avatars. With different kind of stages, the venue brought life to the grounds here. An inverted gramophone of mammoth proportions took centrestage on stage two while an inverted piano was the highlight on stage one. Experimental music was the thread connecting the entire arena. The superstar headliners of day one weaved their magic over two hours each set. Papon played an individualistic set with ingenious up tempo styling while Sonakshi brought in an element of funk, soul and melody before the genre busting hitmakers took to stage. During the day, the stage had Raghav Sachar, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Navraj Hans, Harish Moyal, Gurnazar, Divine, Deepak Rathore Project, Elektro Sufi, Darshan Doshi Collective, Arkane, Shahid Mallya, Parthiv Gohil, Navraj Hans and Hans Raj Hans Aperform in front of thousands. Celebrating the feminine spirit, Sonu Kakkar, Hard Kaur, Shibani Kashyap and Vaishali Samant played a pure high-octane energy set. Coming together for the first time BMP Digital artistes like Arjun Kanungo, Darshan Raval, Raaga Trippin', Siddharth Slathia set the pace for BMP Young Stars with Gen X acts like Aakanksha Sharma, Ami Mishra, Amit Mishra, Asees Kaur, Bhoomi Trivedi, Brijesh Shandilya, Prakriti Kakar, Shashwat Singh, Sukriti Kakar, Yasser Desai and Yashita Sharma with their interactive set.