Lior Suchard boggles at the HELLO! Hall Of Fame Awards
by Dharm Patel Business Events | November 19, 2014 | News
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The fifth edition of the HELLO! Hall Of Fame Awards was hosted at the majestic Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai on Nov. 9. The red carpet event, which saw personalities from Bollywood, society, business, glamour, fashion and sports, was executed by Cream Events.
Hosted by HELLO! India, the annual awards ceremony is a closed-door, exclusive, invitee-only, sit-down gala. The guestlist included luminaries like Nita Ambani, AR Rahman, Kumar Mangalam Birla, ISRO Team and Sudha Murthy. Society divas like Ramona Narang, Feroze Gujral, Queenie Dhody, Kalyani Chawla and Natasha Poonawala rubbed shoulders with fashion bigwigs like Manish Malhotra and Bibhu Mohapatra.
Bollywood was well represented by Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha, Fawad Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Arjun Kapoor. Also seen at the awards were princess Diya Kumari, Vineet Jain, Leander Paes, Aditya Thakeray (with mother Rashmi), Sania Mirza, Akash Ambani, Chintan Upadhyay, and many other known names from various walks of life.
The award ceremony was hosted by Kamal Siddhu and Anubhav Pal, who had the audience in splits during their witty repertoire. The entertainment for the evening was a mind boggling act by world famous illusionist and mentalist Lior Suchard who constantly pulled up guests in his acts. Natasha Pooonawala, Sonakshi Sinha and Abhishek Bachchan were a few who were on stage as part of the act.
Commenting on the event, Harshad Chavan, MD, Cream Events, said: “This time the HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards called for a multi-agency pitch. Cream believes in upping the ante for every event that we do, and this time was no less. With a creative concept that was so unique and different, we won the pitch and conducted the awards event for the third year in a row. It truly was an honour to be a part of this Hall of Fame!”
The venue was decked in rich black velvet drapes with custom created installation panels to make the walls look like art. At the pre-function lounge that was dominated by Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the guests sipped on a specially created list of cocktails and drinks for the evening.
Event partner Vertu also created a display space for the launch of its newest entrant, another luxury mobile phone. Moving into the main function area, guests were greeted by tables done richly with deep black covers accented by florals which were designed and created by HELLO!’s long standing partner, Casa Fleur by Gaurav Makhija.
Dramatic black glass columns were overflowing with flowers and bamboo shoots, all placed on a bed of deep green moss creating ‘drama’ with flickering tea lights. The main stage was a mix of contemporary and drama with abstract string installations overlapping and interspaced – giving the illusion of increased depth and space.
With attendees like Nita Ambani, AR Rahman, Kareena Kapoor and many others, the event was executed by Cream Events.