Pune, 30th August’2022: Internationally acclaimed Face of India in association with the Asia Model Festival, held its grand finale in Pune and crowned six winners from the 6000 entries received from various parts of the country. The property opens gates to endless opportunities for aspiring models and plays the role of a mentor in their fashion journey. The extensive judging panel included Mr. Badal Saboo, Chairman, Face of India, Rajiv Sonigara, Co-Director, Sonigara Corp, and acclaimed Indian actors that included Sahil Shroff, Elakshi Gupta, Nikki Tamboli, Ayeesha Aiman, and Kabir Singh.
Alisha Chandrakar from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh and Vedant Mahewar from Nanded, Maharashtra were crowned as the winners of Face of India. Ravi Naval from Mumbai & Niharika Joshi, Una, Gir Somnath, Gujarat, Maharashtra were the second winners and Kriti Karmakar from Gauripur, Assam & Rohit Rana from Chalisgaon near Jalgaon, Maharashtra were third winners. All the winners will further represent India and compete with the winners from other 27 Asian countries for the most coveted “Face of Asia” title at the Asia New Star Model Contest 2022 which has a price money of 100,000 USD.
The whole world of fashion, glamour, and culture was present as contestants all across India spiritedly walked the ramp to be the next Face of India with acclaimed designers such as Amin Farista, Niti Singhal, Bhavini Parikh, Ivodia London, Sumit Das Gupta, Ashok Maanay and Siddhant Agrawal. The showcased collection was a story beautifully woven through sustainable fashion in different styles.
Talking about the pageant Mr. Badal Saboo, Chairman, Face of India and Managing Director of Pune Fashion Week, shares, ” It is unquestionably an immense joy to see top Indian models at this global stage. Through this pageant we have tried to help the imminent talent and hope India bags the title there!” This pageant has surely brought the best of opportunities for aspiring models from all over the country. Unlike other pageants this doesn’t end for the winners here. They get to go meet different people from the same fraternity, experience their culture, their ways and get abundance of exposure. This is the second time that India is participating in the Asia New Star Model Contest, the largest and most prestigious platforms in Asia’s fashion fraternity”.
Sonigara Corp. also teamed up with Face of India and launched a new ultra-fashionable residential project near Aundh on a 9+ acre land parcel. This property will add a fashionable sentiment to the city and claims to create a New Aundh.
Talking about the launch Mr. Rajiv Sonigara, Co-Director, Sonigara Corp said, “Sonigara Corp’s new property is truly a unique project aimed at setting the highest levels when it comes to luxury and fashionable property offerings in Pune. We are enabling the community to make their style statement through their new address.
“The glamour associated with the iconic Face of India is only matched by Sonigara’s standards for delivering unique homes and lifestyle experiences,” added SachinSonigara, Co-Director, Sonigara Corp.
The event also recognized different Faces of India who had contributed tremendously in their fields, such as Dr. Amit Nagpal – President Bloggers Association, Mr. Devendra Jaiswal – Co – founder Story Mirror, Mr. Vikram Kotnis, Founder and Managing Director, Beyond Walls, Mr. Aman Mehra, Director at Tribe Co-living, Mr. Abhishek Mishra, CEO of Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival (DPIFF), Mr. Jimmy Mistry, Founder DLC, Ms. Amita Deshpande- Founder, Recharkha, Mr. Raqesh Bapat & Ms. Isha Bapat, Earth Canvas, Mr. Ganesh Bakale, Director, Maha Ngo foundation and previous winners of Face of India Ms. Dimple Vaghela & Ms. Laveena Keswani. Mr. Lalit Dhanwe a young force of figurative art from Karaha Studio performed a live on-spot sculptor at the event, was also awarded for his achievements.
Below are the list of some of the eminent people of Pune who attended the event and added their charm at the occasion.
Actor, Zuber Khan, Actor Gaurav Deshmukh, Mr. Ravi Thopte (Suvidha), Ms. Chahat Dalal (Mrs. Galaxy 2022-23), Mr. Paresh Pawar (Owner, Mayfield Estate), Mr. Shantanu Lele (Mayfield Estate), Mr. Rohan and Mrs. Pooja Kulkarni (Nagarkar Jewellers) Mr. Bhujang and Supriya Kale (Ashtekar Jewellers) Corporator. Mr. Yuvraj Renuse, Mr. Dheeraj Mutke , Mr, Shailesh Vedepatil (D’palace) Mr. Yuvraj Pimple (Vishal Multiplex), Mr. Yogesh Kalbhor, Mr. Pramod Kshirsagar, Mr. Herambh Shelke (2bhk Nightclub), Mr. Rakesh Yadav, Mr. Prateek Jadhav, Mr. DinodaySirnaik, Ms. Kavya Yadav, Ms. Trupti Pharande (Pharande Builders), Ms. Shruti Mahale, Ms. Meenakshi Mahangoankar, Mr. Akshay Pisal (Cafe Durga), Professor Ravindra Bharati, Dr Saksham and Ms. Komal Gupta (Serum Hospital), Mr. Sunny Sankla& Mrs. Prajal Sankla, Ms. Mudra Wedhikar, Mr. Nitin Mahendrekar& Mrs. Natasha Mahendrekar, Dr. Rajani Indulkar, Mr. Vikrant Indulkar.
It was an evening full of glamour, passion, competition and style.