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Sweet ‘sixy’

It was 2pm and raining, but that did nothing to curtail the long queue of people waiting to enter Soho on Saturday. The occasion was Unish Kuri’s ‘sixy’ birthday, the party being organised especially for Unish Kuri Club members. Sharmila Nag, a 19-year-old Unish Kuri fan, was beaming even before she made it in. “We’re dying to jive to the music!”

There was entertainment aplenty in store. The first sequence was a fashion show, Latest Trends in Youth Fashion, starring models Sanjukta, Madhabilata, Suchira, Nisha, Tiffany, Chirasree, Angshuman and Nishant along with Dabur Gulabari Sananda Tilottama 2009 second runner-up Sanghamitra Bhattacharya. The elongated kajal and bronze makeup teamed with denim shorts and jeans, white shirts and green tees for girls and capris with green casual shirts or tees for guys for the Teenage Collection put together by Rajat Chakraborty was a smash hit. In the second collection, candidly called Short Dress, it was Sanghamitra’s brown-beige dress with wide, golden bow belt that stole the show. Next up was Arnab of Dabur Honitus Unish Kuri Madhur Kantha fame, who belted out hits like Majhi re from Bong Connection and followed it up with Bolly hits like Nagada nagada and Ya ali. What followed was Sukriti’s Chocolate Delite collection, which had the girls in ponytails sporting cowl-necked and striped dresses in golden, ochre and brown while the men rested easy in black sleeveless jackets with caps and black and white belts. The sequence, accompanied by good-humoured catcalls and whistles, also saw the models licking off bits of chocolate cake! Finally, there was Saikat Pal’s impressive Evening Gown collection, with a plum, empire-line halter dress working particularly well.

Next, the crowd took over the floor and stage with the DJ churning out their favourites. Before the evening came to a close, singer Rupam Islam took the stage and said that Unish Kuri is “not just an age, but a symbol and mentality”. Actress Subhashree, clad in a LBD, said, “I fully stand by Unish Kuri… It’s a great party!” She then joined Rupam to cut the huge, yummy chocolate cake.

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