www.timesofindia.com | January 15, 2019
Actress Vaidehi Parashurami poses with the winners of Livon Pune Times Fresh Face Season 11 — Ivanka Irani, a first-year student of Liberal Arts at the FLAME University and Shabbir Patrawala, a second-year student of BBA-IB at MIT World Peace University. The two were selected after an evening full of power-packed performances and plenty of entertainment. The 21 participants floored a crowd of over 200 at the Phoenix MarketCity with their talent, confidence and unique factor.
It was an evening full of scintillating performances and lots of entertainment when Pune got its winners for the Livon Pune Times Fresh Face Season 11. After auditioning in 20 city colleges and an open mall audition, followed by a semi-final round, 21 contestants made it to the finale. They impressed the judge, actress Vaidehi Parashurami, with their unique factor. She had a tough time choosing the winners from the pool of talent that the city had to offer. After rounds of discussions, Ivanka Irani, a first-year student of Liberal Arts at FLAME University, and Shabbir Patrawala, a second-year student from MIT World Peace University, were chosen as winners of the city finale. They will now compete in the national round in Mumbai.
First-runners up Aashna Arora and Yashovardhan Patil
One word — Fantastic!
The 21 incredible participants brought with them a bouquet of freshness, energy and talent on the stage. Right from beat-boxing and singing, to solo acting, dance and freestyling, you name it, they performed it and how. The evening was chilly but the participants raised temperatures with their performances that left the crowd cheering for more. Simmba fame actress, Vaidehi Parshurami, relived memories from her Fresh Face days. She said, “I would say one word — fantastic! What a fabulous evening and amazing audience tonight. It was wonderful to watch these guys perform on stage. It reminded me of my Fresh Face days when I was a contestant, so I know the kind of pressure these guys go through. But to overcome all that and be so good on the stage, they all deserve a round of applause.”
Show director Chandrakala Sanap, who choreographed the show, groomed the contestants to take centre stage with confidence. Austin Santiago floored everyone with his dance and freestyling performance, while Satyaki Tatte and Nikita Lucas gave some memorable performances. But the guest performer for the evening, football freestyle athlete Sushant Waydande from Mumbai, wowed the venue with his energetic performance.
Second-runners-up Reem Siddiqui and Chirayu Patil
Ladies and gentlemen, here are the winners
After the power-packed show, the moment finally arrived when the winners were announced. Ivanka Irani and Shabbir Patrawala were crowd-favourites at the show. Ivanka said, “I was very nervous on the stage but before the show, I told myself that this is my moment and I have to be the best version of myself. I had to enjoy it and not be nervous.”
While Shabbir said, “It was the first time I was performing in front of my mom and I was very nervous. But I was just having fun on stage and being myself. I think it is very important to be who you are on stage.”
Aishwarya Rawat and Austin Santiago as Livon Miss Fab Hair and Set Wet Mr Charming
The first-runners up for the evening were Aashna Arora and Yashovardhan Patil. The second-runners-up were Reem Siddiqui and Chirayu Patil, while Aishwarya Rawat was declared Livon Miss Fab Hair and Austin Santiago won the Set Wet Mr Charming title. The evening also saw a special award, BollyGlow Miss BollyBeauty, which went to Aashna Arora, while Aviraj Chhetri was named Mr Talented.
Football freestyle athlete Sushant Waydande