It was one of the most memorable events seen in Mumbai as Jewel Souk presented the Gitanjali Beti with Queenie for Giantti, Nizam and Envi at the opening show of the India International Jewellery Week 2011.
Supporting the Beti campaign against Female Feoticide launched by Anu Ranjan co-publisher of GR8 and President of the Indian Television Academy and supported by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Gitanjali Group’s extravaganza was a glittering parade of TV, film and corporate celebrities who walked the ramp wearing the exquisite designs by Queenie for Giantti which had a dazzling array of jewellery with stunning diamonds and coloured stones.
The show opened with a beautiful AV presenting the Gitanjali group collection to the background hit song Jai Ho by A R Rehman.
Miss India World 2011 Kanishtha Dhankhar pledged her support to the cause of Female foeticide at the show which had 40 glamorous creations by Neeta Lulla and Pria Kataaria Puri.
Wearing the stunning creations of Pria Kataaria Puri’s Marrekesh collection and to the strains of Sufi Singer Kavita Seth the show opened with B Nagesh of Shoppers’ Stop with daughters Pooja and Pallavi, star Riya Sen, TV star Deepshika, Soha Ali Khan, Rohit Roy, Suchita Krishnamurthy amongst others. Finally Pria Kataari Puri and her daughter walked to thundering applause.
For the Neeta Lulla section it was popular singer Raageshwari and father Trilok Loomba who sang from their Sufi album while Avika Gor star of TV hit Balika Vadhu took the ramp. The star studded parade included Smita Bansal, Aashka Groradia, Hina, Mahi Vij and many more with their respective mothers. Neeta Lulla and daughter Nishka got a rousing applause while Bipasha Basu and her glamorous mother Mamta were the finale of the great show.
The Jewel Souk show with Gitanjali Beti was undoubtedly the most amazing opening that any show had ever had and will be the talk months to come.