Rituparna Sengupta and Tanushree Chakraborty Turn Showstoppers as Sharad Sundari Kolkata Beauty Pageant Gets a New Winner

By JP Mandal and Asmita Mukherjee

Sharad Sundari 2015 Beauty Pageant Winners Aratrika Paul, Sneha Mitra, Tina Dey
From Left: Sharad Sundari 2015 Beauty Contest Winners Aratrika Paul, Sneha Mitra and Tina Dey

Kolkata, November 30, 2015 (Washington Bangla Radio): Tollywood superstar Rituparna Sengupta along with gorgeous actress Tanushree Chakrabarty turned showstoppers at the Grand finale of  the Sharad Sundari 2015 beauty contest recently organised by Shyam Sundar Co Jewellers.

Rituparna Sengupta
Rituparna Sengupta and others at Sharad Sundari 2015 Kolkata Beauty Contest

Rituparna Sengupta looked ravishing as she appeared in a gown by Designer Tejas Gandhi adorned by the Diamond Celebration Collection of Shyam Sundar Co. Jewellers. Tanusree Chakraborty embraced the classical Indian look with Classic Calcutta gold jewellery and stunned the audience with her grace.

The Grand finale of Sharad Sundari 2015 turned out to be a gala affair of fashion, music and glamour as the top 12 finalists from across the state and beyond walked the ramp in front of the panel of celebrity judges which comprised of Director Srijit Mukherjee, Dr. Rupali Basu, CEO, Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals and Apollo Hospitals Group (Eastern Region), Actor Nusrat Jahan, Painter-Artist Sanatan Dinda and Mrs. India International Richa Sharma.

The beauty pageant comprised of three sequences where the finalists adorned a varied range of Indo-Western looks. In the first round the participants walked the ramp in saree showcasing a wide array of classic calcutta jewellery collection. In the second round the finalists appeared in Lehengas with antique and meenakari gold jewellery collection. In the third round they concluded the show in colourful gowns showcasing diamond Celebration Collection After going through a number of question answer sessions where the confidence, intelligence and personality of the contestants were judged, the crown of the winner was awarded to Sneha Mitra.

Tanushree Chakraborty
Tanushree Chakraborty

Sneha who is making a mark in all most all the beauty contests in the city told WBRi  that it’s her intellect which is helping her achieving these feats. “Being able to give intelligent answers to the questions asked by the judges makes all the difference. I am happy to do that.” She said.

When asked what she is looking for next, Sneha said, "I want to act in movies if an offer comes on my way. I want to do commercial movies initially."

The event also saw previous winners of Sharad Sundari 2013 and 2014 - Madhura and Roshni respectively sharing their experiences of being thewinners of Sharad Sundari.

The evening was not about only showcasing  the  fashion but also dance and music as the dance troop from Sukalyan Dance Studio headed by eminent dancer Sukalyan Bhattyacharya enchanted the audience with their performances.

Sharad Sundari Kolkata Beauty Contest: Finale with Judges and Contestants
Sharad Sundari 2015: Finale with Judges and Contestants

This beauty pageant  began in 2011 with the aim to spot the best faces showcasing the festive look of Durga Puja. The finalists were selected by spotting them at popular Puja pandals and prominent housing societies in Kolkata.