Former Miss Universe Lara Dutta is looking forward to mentoring 16 finalists who will compete against one another to represent the country at the Miss Universe pageant.
The journey of the contestants will be chronicled on Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva – Miss Universe India 2016, a six-part series which will be aired on Colors Infinity starting August 27. It was launched on Wednesday.
Lara said, “I am looking forward to the journey of mentoring the 16 gorgeous finalists and starting the exciting shoot of the television series with them.”
“The viewers will get a sneak-peek into the glamorous journey these finalists will take this year and they will get a chance as they race ahead to clinch the title.” The actress, who won the Miss Universe crown in 2000, said she will train the contestants on aspects like elegance, confidence, poise, intelligence and right attitude. Shooting for the TV series will begin on August 18 with six episodes.
The finalists will also be seen entering The Diva Villa located at Madh Island in Mumbai where they will live with their fellow contestants and be mentored by Lara as well as other industry experts.
The selected 16 finalists are Aayushi Arora, Alankrita Bora, Aradhana Buragohain, Avantika Masand, Heena Bhalla, Ishita Sachdeva, Monisha Ramesh, Muskan Deria, Natasha Bharadwaj, Richa Chaturvedi, Roshmitha Harimurthy, Sakshma Srivastav, Sophiya Singh, Srinidhi Shetty, Srishti Vyakaranam and Tanishq Sharma. –
Lara Dutta is also an actress who made his debut in Andaaz, winning her a Filmfare Best Female Debut Award. She subsequently appeared in several movies like Masti (2004), Kaal (2005), No Entry (2005), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Partner (2007), Housefull (2010), Don 2 (2011) and Singh Is Bliing (2015). – CINEWS