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Bollywood Shake Presents “Miss Bollywood Houston 2014”


HOUSTON: “Not another Beauty Pageant! “ You are excused if that was your first reaction when you heard about the Miss Bollywood Pageant, the first of its kind in Houston scheduled to be held on Friday, March 7 at 7 pm at the Signature Manor.

Yes, it is a beauty pageant, but not just another beauty pageant.  It is a pageant of, for and by our very own South Asian Community organized by Bollywood Shake Founder and CEO, Ruchika Dias and her team.  Dias has an MS in Computer Engineering and MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, but is pursuing her dream of spreading Bollywood culture in mainstream USA.

This event will be an exciting mix of dance, beauty, talent, and drama – just like our Bollywood movies! The beautiful and exquisite venue, Signature Manor, is the perfect location for this spectacular event and as soon as you enter, you will immediately feel like you are on a Bollywood movie set!

So what exactly will the evening offer?

The highlight of evening will, of course, be the Beauty Pageant.  The contestants are all very beautiful, talented and confident young ladies and the winner will represent the South Asian community in the Miss Houston pageant in April. They got to meet Neha Dhupia, Miss India Universe 2002 for the pre-pageant event and are now all gearing up for the big day!

An esteemed panel of judges include the winner of the Miss Houston pageant and prominent personalities from the Houston community.

 The main judge and chief guest will be Bollywood super star, Preity Zinta.  She hardly needs any introduction having starred in a number of successful Bollywood movies including Dil Se, Kal Ho Na Ho and Veer Zara and also a Canadian film – Heaven on Earth.  She is also the co-owner of the Indian Premier League Cricket Team Punjab Kings XI. A truly multifaceted personality representing exactly what our judges will be looking for in our “Miss Bollywood”.

The evening will also feature spectacular dance performances by the Bollywood Shake troupe. Like the third eye, the foot tapping music is sure to awaken the latent dancer in you – so don’t say you were not warned if you find yourself suddenly unable to resist the urge to shake a leg!  And at the end of the show, you can do just that for the rest of the night!

Other highlights of the evening will include a fashion show sponsored by Almas Tejani and a dazzling display of jewelry by Kohinoor diamonds.

For further details log on to Sulekha.com to buy your tickets. Come dressed in your best Bollywood attire. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

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2 Responses to Bollywood Shake Presents “Miss Bollywood Houston 2014”

  1. Ruchika Dias June 27, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Izzy,

    We are sad to hear about your experience. Some of the things you mentioned came as a surprise to us too especially the paid valet. We did have some challenges to overcome, this being our first event. But the team worked hard to overcome them.

    Overall though, everyone seemed to have enjoyed the show. We didn’t advertise the free food either, so that was a big bonus. You almost always have to pay for food at any other event while food was complimentary at this event thanks to Hot Breads and Shiv Sagar.

    However, we do appreciate your feedback and will work on fixing the logistical issues for the next time.

  2. Izzy March 8, 2014 at 1:37 am

    One of the worst planned events I’ve been to.

    There was chaos, no signs inside telling people how to check in, where to buy tickets etc..

    Plus valet was mandatory for $10. This was not told to people upfront, when buying tickets.

    Snacks were provided in the intermission, but water was given. People had to pay for water.

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