Atlanta, GA, July 12, 2019: For the first time in Atlanta, a contest channeled the Maharanis of history to present a unique platform for women to showcase their creativity and fashion sense. Bollywood actress Parineeti Chopra was the guest of honor at the event held at Gokuldham Haveli on May 25.
‘Maharani of Atlanta 2019’, presented by Ved Bhatia of TImestarz Entertainment, was the brainchild of Swati Thakur, whose styling and choreography mesmerized the audience.
“The contest celebrated the journey of woman, from being ‘Ghar ki Rani’ to ‘Maharani’ of Atlanta,” said a press release issued by the organizers.
Through the evening, contestants represented famous Indian Maharanis in five categories- Jodha Bai, Padmavati, LaxmiBai, Razia Sultana, Mastani.
Eleven beautiful Maharanis competed against each other in the final round of the contest.
The Maharanis who won various subtitles were: Debi Banerjee as Jodha Bai- Timeless Beauty, Kiran Kulkarni as Rani Laxmi Bai- Best costume, Juhi Goel as Jodha Bai- Most Vivacious, Karishma Katara Bhadoria as Razia sultana -Bold & Beautiful, Sravani Rachakulla as Jodha Bai – Most Royal, Laxmi Sand as Rani Padmavati Most Charismatic, Divya Patel as Jodha Bai- Most Radiant, Archana Shashikiran as Rani Padmavati- Most Elegant, Ranjita Palei as Jodha Bai- Best Walk, Tina Rao as Jodha Bai- Best Personality and Sukhleen Kaur Khaira as Mastani.
Laxmi Sand (Rani Padmavati) was declared the winner of Maharani of Atlanta followed by Tina Rao (Jodha Bai) as 1st runner up and Divya Patel (Jodha Bai) as 2nd runner up.
The winner, Laxmi Sand, won an exclusive gold, diamond and ruby ring worth $4000 sponsored by Beadsafterbeads.Com, owned by Ved Bhatia.
The contest was judged by Rohini Mukherjee, Vinita Rai and Mona Shah. The hosts for the evening were Abhiruchi Jain and Shweta Dubey.
The event was managed by Ved Bhatia, Rashmi Bedi, Mustafa Ajmeri, Janak Bedi, Swati Thakur and Priyanka Tyagi Agarwal.
Timestarz, B&B Investment, Billionaires Choice and MyDream Entertainment were the sponsors of the event. Inspiration Enterprises sponsored the crowns, trophies, certificates and sashes.
All top three contestants get direct, free and discounted entry into the Mrs. Bharat GA pageant.
Tina Rao, I love you so much. RIP.