Mumbai -Kabir Ali
The ladies were ready in full style to fight it out amongst themselves for the coveted title of Indian Princess 2016. It was a tough fight as the best faces were chosen for the latest edition of Indian Princess, a concept by Sunil Rane.
After months long of preparation and hard work, the grand finale was held at Le Meridian, Dubai. The spectacular show was hosted by Mandira Bedi where Divya Aggarwal emerged as the winner to become Indian Princess 2016. The first runner-up is Damanpreet Kaur and the second runner-up is Jasleen Kaur Anand. Co-incidently, all three winners are from the state of Punjab. Bollywood actress Daisy Shah, Richa Manjari Singh (grand daughter of V. P. Singh ), Tariq Chauhan, Co-Founder of Dubai based Marina Homes , Snehapriya Roy (Winner Indian Princess 2015) and celebrity astrologer Sandeep Kochhar were the judges.
This season’s contestants were from all parts of India like Delhi, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Mangalore, Lucknow, Punjab, Ludhiana, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, South Africa & Netherlands-Europe.
UAE, the fashion capital of Middle East, hosted the 7th edition of India’s most sought after beauty pageant – Indian Princess. Organized by Atharva and conceptualized by Sunil Rane, Chairman – Indian Princess is a unique beauty pageant where contestants are given an opportunity to showcase their talents.
The 27 shortlisted beautiful contestants had their training and grooming sessions from 5th till 11th October at the 5 star Portuguese style Blue Ocean Resort & Spa in Ganpatiphule, Ratnagiri. The contestants arrived in Dubai on 12th October for further professional catwalk training, grooming sessions and photo-shoots. Grooming sessions were conducted by fashion stylist Naushina Shaikh. She is fashion consultant for Indian Princess 2016 and finalized the wardrobes for the entire show. She will also be styling the fashion shoots for the Fashion Calendar.
Exclusive one on one training fitness sessions were provided by nutritionist and yoga expert Prajakta Bose. The contestants were mentored by Mumbai based fashion choreographer Ben Hur D’souza and Celebrity fashion photographer Neil Almeida. They were trained on the different kinds of photo posing to build camera confidence. Portfolio of the contestants were shot during the training & grooming sessions in Dubai including that of contestants in their Indian ethnic wear, cocktail dresses and others.
The rounds for the show included Indian Ethnic Wear, Fitness Wear, Cocktail Dresses and Evening Gowns.
Other celebrities that were captured at the Grand finale of Indian Princess 2016 include Moroccan Canadian dancer & actress Nora Fatehi, model & dancer Scarlett Wilson and Indian Princess 2014 winner Chandni Sharma.
Nora Fatehi performed on superhit Bollywood numbers like Afghan Jalebi and Naam tere Phadke. Daisy Shah burnt the stage with Tu Ishak Mera and Jee Bharke Nacho Nacho. Chandni Sharma went Deewani Mastani during her solo performance whereas for a duet performance with Scarlett Wilson it was Dola Dola.