THE vibrant colours and sounds of Bollywood arrived in Cheshire with the opening of a new £1m Indian restaurant.
Saris, bindis and kurtas were out in force as Bangladesh-born entrepreneur Abdul Jilani opened the Red Fox restaurant, Tiverton, near Tarporley, to a fanfare of Bhangra music, dhol drums and Punjabi dancing.
Bollywood-themed evenings will be held at the venue every three months.
Mr Jilani hopes to attract a growing number of white “Bollyphiles” to the restaurant.
He claims the Red Fox will be the only place in Cheshire to regularly hold such events.
He said: “Our ambition is to be the best Indian restaurant in Cheshire and one of the best in Britain.”
Mr Kilani already owns the Village Indian restaurant in Tattenhall, near Chester, where he specialises in the cuisine of Northern India's Rajasthan province.
Earlier this year Bangladesh British Business Link rated Village Indian as one of the top 50 eateries in the country.
VIPs, dignitaries and business people were invited to Monday night’s glitzy opening party at the Red Fox.