Aurangabad, Jan 28 (ANI): After a sabbatical of three years, the heritage festival of Ajanta-Ellora returned to enthuse the art and culture lovers, with a line up of performances by renowned artistes including Bollywood yesteryear actress, Hema Malini.
Renowned artistes from all over the country poured in to exhibit their talent during the cultural extravaganza, which is being held in the splendid surroundings of the cave temple here.
Malini's performance stunned the audience, as she beautifully matched steps with her daughters, Esha and Ahana Deol.
She asserted that such festivals should be organised at every monument to promote India's cultural legacy and also to generate interest among the youth.
"The Ellora festival is very renowned and it is a great thing that this has been happening since a very long time and our country's renowned artistes are here, which stresses on the revival of our cultural heritage and this is a good platform to showcase one's talent," said Malini.
The festival was inaugurated by Maharashtra's Chief Secretary, Ratnakar Gaikwad and features noted artistes like vocalist Rasheed Khan, Bollywood singer Kailash Kher, Kuchipudi dancer Shalu Jindal and other noted performers.
The festival commenced on January 26 and would continue till the January 29.
The Ajanta-Ellora festival is organised each year by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC). (ANI)
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