BOLLYWOOD superstar Gulshan Grover has been added to the line up of stars coming out to celebrate South Asian Culture at the first annual South Asian Day at the Rogers Cup and enjoy the world’s best tennis on Monday, August 4. Gulshan Grover, while filming in Toronto is taking some time to visit the Rexall Centre on Monday and is looking forward to meeting the fans while he takes part in the celebrity tennis tournament.
In addition Raptor’s super fan Nav Bhatia will be making his way to South Asian Day as well to support the event put on by his good friend Sandeep Lal. Bhatia, no stranger to promoting South Asian culture to the mainstream, will be sure to be followed by a few of his NBA friends including South Asian Sim Bhullar and others.
This year, all of the very best players in the world will be competing at Rexall Centre from August 2-10 as the Top 44-ranked athletes (as of the June 23 entry deadline) on the ATP World Tour have committed to coming to Toronto.
If eight days of the world’s best men’s tennis wasn’t enough, this year as a result of the efforts of Sandeep Lal, President of Metro Label, and Pradeep Sood, President and CEO at XactScribe Inc,the Rogers Cup will host the first ever South Asian Day on August 4.
Looking to encourage South Asian youth to pick up a racquet and increase the community’s awareness towards the great programs Tennis Canada has in place, Sandeep and Pradeep called upon their friends to help build and support a day of South Asian entertainment and culture at one of the world’s premiere tennis events, the Rogers Cup.
What transpired was a group of organizations stepping forward to donate and support Tennis Canada’s South Asian initiative. Metro Label Company, NI-Met Metals & Minerals Inc., Gelda Scientific Gelda Foods, Dr. Anil Gupta,
ILC Micro-Chem Inc., Dev Dental, NMI Sales Tax Consultants, CSI Consulting, RBC, FinSec Services Inc., Scotiabank, Edward Jones, and HSBC have financially provided support making this day possible.
With such an outpouring of support from local businesses Tennis Canada has put together a fun day of family programming showcasing South Asian culture. Ticket holders will enjoy three matches scheduled on centre court, on site South Asian dancers who will be performing and providing lessons to attendees, a Henna artist who will spend the day demonstrating Henna tattoos, a celebrity tennis match hosted by Mohit Rajhans and a spectacular live performance by Culture Shock’s Baba Kahn and Sunny Brown alongside mainstream superstar Karl Wolf and international dholi, Dholi Tanveer.
South Asian Day at the Rogers Cup will be a great way to spend holiday Monday. The kids can enjoy the Scavenger hunt organized by Disney XD while the rest of the family enjoys a day of South Asian Arts and Entertainment and witness some of the world’s best Tennis all hosted by Nalini Sharma.
As a result of the generosity of the supporters Tennis Canada has made available 200 (level 100) tickets (regular price $70) for only $20. Visit www.rogerscup.com and use promo code SASIANRC14.