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Puja Dandiya

What: Dandiya Raas 2012 presented by New Heights Classy Events in association with t2

Where: Mani Square Penetti Banquets

When: October 20-23, between 7pm and 2am

Celebs expected: Actress Gia Manek (of STAR Plus, Saath Nibhana Saathiya fame) on Saptami and Pakistani hottie Veena Malik on Ashtami.

On the floor: DJs Sumit Shetty, Varsha, Piyush, Yash and Aaditya will rock the floor. “We have two separate areas in the banquet area — covered and open-air. People may shift from one place to another according to their preference,” said Nimesh Mohta, partner, New Heights Classy Events. What more? Theme nights! “We have the ‘masquerade’ theme on Sashthi, the ‘black light theme’ on Saptami, ‘dhol’ on Ashtami and ‘angels and devils’ on Navami,” added Mohta.

Pocket pinch: Single-entry passes are available at the venue for Rs 300.


What: Dandiotsav in association with t2 Where: Nalban Boating Complex, Gate No. 6

When: October 21-23, 6pm onwards

Celebs expected: Mahima Chaudhary on October 21, Sonal Chauhan on October 22 and Raghav Juyal aka Crockroaz on October 23.

On the floor: There will be about 12 different DJs performing live during the event including DJs Ravi, Arun, Navneet and Upasana. “The live DJs are for those who prefer disco nights. There will also be live performances by artistes from Gujarat on the floating stage at Nalban,” said DJ Ravi of Global Events and Project Sunshine, one of the organisers. The money from the event will be donated to Project Sunshine, an NGO working for the uplift of underprivileged children.

Pocket pinch: Rs 250 per person. Passes available at Symphony (New Market), Gupta Brothers (Alipore) among various other outlets across the city. Passes will also be available at the venue on the event dates.


What: Gurukul Dandiya Mahotsav in association with the t2

Where: Swabhumi

When: October 21-24, 7pm onwards

Celebs expected: Siddharth Bharadwaj (of Bigg Boss fame) on October 21, Amrita Mukherjee (Pihu of Bade Achhe Lagte Hain fame) on October 22, Ritvik Dhanjani (of Pavitra Rishta fame) on October 23 and Sagarika Ghatge (of Chake De! India fame) on October 24.

On the floor: There will be a triple-format dandiya — traditional, disco and free-style — along with live DJ music, traditional dances, prizes for the best-dressed couple and more. “There will be something for everyone. We shall have a separate family section where people can sit and dine. There will be a gaming zone as well for the youngsters,” said Mayank Joshi of Shree Raghav Entertainment, organisers of the event.

Pocket pinch: Single-entry passes are available for Rs 300 at Chaska Cafe on Allenby Road and Gangaur on Russell Street among other venues. They will also be available at the venue on the dates of the event.


What: Jhalak 2012 in association with t2 Where: Nalban Boating Complex, Gate No. 1

When: October 21-23 between 6pm and 2am

Celebs expected: Sunny Jism 2 Leone and Hazel Keech (of Bodyguard fame) on Saptami, Pratyusha Banerjee (of Balika Vadhu fame) and Karan Wahi (of Dill Mill Gayye fame) on Ashtami and Rakesh Bapat and Aamna Sharif (both from Honge Judaa Naa Hum) on Navami.

On the floor: DJ Kunal Bose will rock the floor with VJ Parth Rawal doing the visuals. “The venue has a 10,000-plus capacity. There will be disco dandiya for which dandiya sticks will be up for sale. There will even be gift hampers for the best-dressed visitor and best couple,” said Abhishek Jalan, director, Clairvoyance Events, the organiser.

Pocket pinch: Single-entry passes are available for Rs 350 at the venue as well as at all Haldiram’s outlets.