Fun, Frolic, Fashion and much more………well, we are talking of AAKANKSHA 2008 – 09 which was held on December 27, 08 in Bunts Sangha Auditorium, Kurla. This grand event is organized each year by the youth wing.
The gala evening commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Guest of Honour, our Bunts Sangha Committee Members & the Youth wing committee members. This was followed by a heart rendering AV by Samit Shetty, featuring the recent terror attacks of 26 / 11. However with a quick change in the mood, began the highlight of the evening – The Mr. and Ms. Bunt contest, where eight young girls and guys would battle it out amongst themselves for the top honour. This contest was judged by Dr Sarita Shetty, Mr. Vineet Shetty, Mr Pratap Shetty & Mr. Prakash Shetty . The Chief guest for the evening was Actor, Producer and Entrepreneur Dr. Anuj Saxena.
The contest kick started with the girls ravishing in rich kanjivaram sarees and boys attired in the traditional mundus for the introduction round. This was followed by the sizzling funk junk round in which all contestants sported their best western outfits.
And if that was not enough, there was a scintillating dance performance by the members of the youth wing on foot tapping Bollywood numbers. But the icing on the cake was the retro style dance performance depicting yester year’s actors and actresses which left the crowd thoroughly mesmerized.
The last and the deciding round for the contestants was the Q & A round, where 5 of the 8 contestants were shortlisted.
The spectacular show finally came to an end with the winners of the contest being announced. Ms. Avantika Shetty and Mr. Dev Shetty were crowned the Ms. Bunt and Mr. Bunt of 2008 -09 respectively.
Santosh Bhandary was the 1st runner up and Preetam Shetty was the 2nd runner up for the Mr. Bunt title, similarly Trupti Shetty was the 1st runner up and Sushma Shetty was the 2nd runner up for the Ms. Bunt title.
It was an evening to reckon – with over 1000 enthusiastic audience (largest crowd till date), exciting performances and an enthralling fashion show. People can’t seem to wait for the next year now.