Altair presented Dance with the Stars at Capella, with t2

MOOD & MUSIC: For 1,000-odd revellers, AltAir, the new boutique resort atop Ecocentre in Sector V, was the destination to usher in 2018. The crowd flocked to the dance floor at the stunning sky lounge, Capella. The man in charge of the console, DJ Ritzee, churned out a range of songs — from current faves like Swag se swagat and Manali trance to yesteryear classics like It’s My Life, Stayin’ Alive and Summer of ’69.  

A Russian belly dancer, one of the attractions for the night,  grooved to Arabic beats and kept the audience on their feet.
Loose curls. Baby pink gown. Peach-y puckers. Mehek Jain turned up in a princess-y pretty look. “I had an amazing time! Didn’t expect such a turnout,” she said. 
We love how these friends decided to twin in stripes. Shikha Pattnaik, a student of KIIT, Bhubaneswar (left), and her friend Anushka Singh chose trendy, monochrome outfits.
“This year, I’ll make it a point to do a 100kg deadlift!” said Aakriti Singh, a YouTuber and fashion blogger who channelled Kim Kardashian in a latex dress from Fashion Nova.
“It was a fabulous evening. We had a great time,” said Jay Treloar, deputy director of American Center (second from left), who came with wife Diana, and friends (far left) Sabeer Ahluwalia and Aashkar Alam. 
“I just loved the enthusiasm of the revellers! It was so contagious,” said DJ Ritzee, who kept the crowd upbeat by churning out Bolly chartbusters.
ORGANISER SPEAK: “Capella brought in 2018 with champagne shower and 1,000 guests who chose to celebrate new beginnings at the newest party destination in Calcutta! Dancing under the stars is the new motto. A big shout-out to Calcutta,” said (left) Nitin Kohli, business head, Ambuja Neotia Hospitality, with AltAir general manager Rakesh Ranjan. 
MIDNIGHT MOMENT: A new year, a new beginning. Just before midnight, DJ Ritzee played Mi Gente. The crowd counted down to the stroke of midnight, breaking into loud cheers of Happy New Year. There were showers of champagne and confetti, ushering in the new year. Couples locked lips, while friends hugged — in twos and groups.


Lift teri bandh hai
Mi Gente
Tamma tamma again
Swag se swagat

Text: Ravjit Singh. Pictures: Shubham Jyoti


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