The leading lifestyle publication, The Luxury Chronicle celebrated the iconic superstar Rajesh Khanna with a high profile event around the book ‘Dark Star – Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna’ by Gautam Chintamani, published by Harper Collins.Held at The Lalit New Delhi on the 8th September, 2016, the by-invitation-only event was a perfect representation of a star loved madly by his female fans, and analyzed endlessly by intellectuals.
The event started spot on time, with a welcome note by Neelima Agrawal, Founder Editor of Luxury Chronicle and felicitation of the honored guests by Ratan Kaul. Panel moderator Sonal Kalra set the right tone for a lively discussion, with Suhel Seth’s ready repartee and wit adding to the flavor. Anjana Kuthiala, who had known the star in his heyday, threw light on another side of Rajesh Khanna, that has not been in the public eye. Naina Balsavar Ahmad reminisced about the moment when Rajesh Khanna married Dimple and the impact of fans. The author Gautam Chinatamani spoke about the extensive research and data gathering to write this very interesting book. Actor Sushma Seth remembered her films with Rajesh Khanna.
The glamorous curator of this event Shalini Arora Kochhar, a top hospitality executive who was playing the double role of MC and Zeenat Aman, brought her vivacity and panache to the entire show.
Designer label Var-Shi, by Varun and Vidushi created the apparel for the fourteen heroines, who were modeled by the beautiful ladies each highly accomplished in their own fields. Aashmeen Munjaal’s Star Salon n Academy did the hair and makeup transforming the stars’ retro looks.
Partho Dey, Chairman Anuraj Multi State Urban Co-operative Credit Society Ltd felicitated Hon’ble Minister Somnath Bharti.
Jiving to the songs of Rajesh Khanna’s era remixed by DJ JC, the fourteen heroines sashayed down the red carpet as the audience swooned in appreciation and awe. These are Shalini Arora Kochhar,Malavika Kaura, Nupur Kundu,Shahana Mookarjea, Parul Mahajan, PreetiGhai, Mallika Jain, Vandana Krishna, SunayanaChibba, Neha Gaurav Chopra, Nidhi Sharma Chadha, Deepa Arora.
Neelima Agrawal, Founding Editor of The Luxury Chronicle and MD of BAU Publishing said, “We are delighted to celebrate the Superstar’s journey, with Gautam Chintamani’s labor of love published by Harper Collins”
Lalit New Delhi created the right ambience and grandeur. The event was supported byAnuraj Multi State Urban Co-operative Credit Society Ltd, Kiara Marketing & Lifestyle, Epique Switzerland, What-A-Shot, Sushanto Spa, Aashmeen Munjaal, Gem Mines and Shahnaz Hussain.
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