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At the hosting of Dutta’s, a lifestyle space that boasts of exquisite carvings on stone, on Southern Avenue

The launch party of Dutta’s was all about star power and retail therapy

The 3,500sq ft store was inaugurated by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who was blown away by the collection

By Pramita Ghosh
  • Published 25.02.20, 3:01 PM
  • Updated 25.02.20, 3:01 PM
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Dutta’s, a lifestyle space that boasts of exquisite carvings on stone, on Southern Avenue, hosted a gala launch party last month. The 3,500sq ft (approx) store was inaugurated by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, who was blown away by the collection of artefacts and the jewellery range called Akshita, made of precious and semi-precious stones. Snapshots from the launch party...

Rashbehari Das
Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
Special guest of the evening, Shilpa Shetty Kundra inaugurated the store. What did she love the most about Dutta’s? “If I could take one thing from here it would be the Ganpati. First time I saw an amalgamation of Shiv and Ganesha and I loved it,” she added.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
“I loved the jewellery, they are so exquisite and contemporary at the same time. The fact that they have used semi-precious and precious gems is unique. Each piece is one a kind and so pretty,” said Shilpa, while holding the Twin Swan piece that’s encrusted with stones like butter jade, white agate, lapis lazuli and black tourmaline. All eyes were on Shilpa who looked stunning in an Anamika Khanna ensemble. So what was Shilpa’s take on the store? “The art is brilliant and praiseworthy, the craftsmanship is noteworthy. The artefacts are one of a kind, the store is unique and I want to wish them all the best,” said the actress.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
“The sculptures, the ornaments are very unique and not something that I have seen before in the city. To have something like this from Bengal is wonderful! And am sure it will have takers in the world and definitely in the country. There has been a lot of homework to finally put something like this and I can say this since I know Arijit. The stuff here is amazing and if anyone has any of the pieces, they should be proud,” said Prosenjit looking dapper in black.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
Dev added a dash of sunshine at the party as he struck a pose with Shilpa. “This place is a must for art lovers and unless one comes here it’s difficult to believe all the amazing things that they have. Dutta’s is a paradise for people who are collectors of good art pieces,” said Dev who sported a beard for his upcoming film.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
Owners of Dutta’s — Arijit, with daughter Amritagandha, and father Samirendra Nath Dutta, with Shilpa.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
(L-R) Gagan Sachdev, Arijit Dutta and Nispal Singh struck a pose for the t2 camera.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
Davina Thacker, host of the party, looked pretty in a printed dress. “The jewellery collection is very contemporary and unique and the store is very tastefully done,” she said.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
“The collection is very varied and it’s amazing to see how detailed most of the pieces are. It needs a lot of precision and talent to get these done,” said Utsav Parekh.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
(L-R) Mayank Jalan, Nishit Thacker, Vivek Goenka, Rashi Kankaria, Saurav Kankaria and Neha Goenka at the launch.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
A huge message board was placed near the entrance where the guests left their wishes. “It’s a paradise for the art lover,” was Dev’s message.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
We spotted (l-r) DJ Vicky Metharamani, Nikhil Chawla with wife Ridhhima, Priyancka Surana and husband Arnab at the launch. “This place is a treasure trove for people who value and understand a good piece of art,” said Vicky.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
The first guest and buyer was Ghanshyam Mundhra who dropped in with his family. “I picked an artefact for my house. I am a huge art lover and I ensure whenever there is something related to art, I don’t miss it,” said the businessman.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
It’s not everyday that you get to strike a pose with Shilpa Shetty. While most of the guests wanted a selfie, some wanted to know the secret behind her awesome figure.
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
Shilpi Choudhury, Preeyam Budhia and Amit Saraogi
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Photo Credit: Rashbehari Das
(L-R) No party is complete without food and tipple! Cheese platters to continental spread, the list of munchies was long!