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GOLDEN GIRL: Manisha Koirala, who’s all geared up for a comeback in Ram Gopal Varma’s upcoming film Bhoot Returns, was in town for a glittering cause. Looking radiant in an Agnimitra Paul creation, Manisha unveiled Tilottama, a gold jewellery store at 49 Diamond Harbour Road, Golden Tower, on Wednesday afternoon. “She had picked up this tussore sari in gold when she had come visiting me three months back. She loves these shades. I gave her this three-quarter blouse with a little bit of sequin-and-bead work near the shoulder to go with it,” said Agnimitra.

The fan frenzy was at a high, with a huge crowd waiting for hours to catch a glimpse of the Pyar hua chupke se girl. Cameras and cell phones went click-click-click as the actress entered the showroom. It got to a point where Manisha had to be led out of the store through the back entrance. Hope this frenzy follows the lady with the stunning smile after the opening of Bhoot Returns! Picture by Pabitra Das.

Rhythm divine: Dona Ganguly’s dance troupe Diksha Manjari performed Shapmochan — Rabindranath Tagore’s timeless tale of love and reincarnation — to a packed Satyajit Ray Auditorium at the ICCR on Wednesday evening. “I appreciate people coming to watch it... I am happy that I am working towards preserving our Indian culture in a proper way,” said Dona, when t2 caught up with her after the show. She describes her interpretation of Tagore’s text as “hatke”. “I think we have been able to modernise it and present it differently,” she said. Special attention was given to the costumes. “We have concentrated a lot on costumes... we tried to make it different,” added Dona, whose wardrobe included a red zardozi, a Benarasi and some eye-catching hair accessories. An added bonus for the audience was watching young Sana (left) dance. While Dona enacted an adult Kamalika, daughter Sana played her childhood. The production also featured Soumitra Chatterjee’s recitation. Pictures by Pabitra Das