Beauty with Brain-that is what 92.7 BIG FM was was on the lookout for, this Durgotsav. The journey commenced pretty long back with the jury of eminent judges straining their nerves to pick the right one from the lot. It seemed Lights camera action not only comes for the theatrical sequences but also for the FM Radio stations like 92.7. No wonder the beauties honed their talents so that they could offer tough competition ahead. Out of the lot, the judges finally picked 12 contestants to participate for the final take.
The day was Chaturthi when all the contestants dressed up beautifully in Indian outfit along with ethnic collections of jewellery presented themselves in the studio. It seemed the perfect conglomeration of overcast blues and Bong beauties with the popular RJ Nilanjan perfectly managing old time classics and soothing melodies.
As we talked to the participants, we came to know that being able to participate in this contest has doubled up the Puja fun and excitement of the participants. They were equally enjoying the fused traditional numbers with rhythmic ones. “Not really nervous. I know what I am actually capable of, so expecting some good results” said Sreya, the second runners up of the contest. The lively and jovial faces all round the studio brought a different feel altogether.
RJ Nilanjan emphasized their uniqueness while selecting the candidates. “We have duly stressed on the brain more than the external beauty of the participants. Moreover we are absolutely not biased towards the skin complexion and as you can see we have good number of dusky beauties giving tough competition to all.” He explicitly mentioned about few International level beauty contests where darks are given special importance when asked about the present media trends.
The result was declared on October 12th (Ashtami) and Srestha Sur was judged the winner while Nandita Pal and Sreya Basu were declared the First and Second runners up respectively. The trophies were handed over to the winners by one of Kolkata’s most eminent singers Ms. Bonoshree Sengupta at the Puja Mandap of Salt lake AK Block which is popular for its Environment conscious ‘Big Green Durga’. All the participants seemed quite happy to be a part of this show as this gala event very much has the potential of giving their careers as models a great boost.