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Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta and Nargis Fakhri to Sizzle the Ramp at Manipur Sangai Festival 2022

First Published: 20th November, 2022 18:15 IST

Festival goers will be treated not just to the unique art and culture of Manipur but also a high dose of glamour

By Lipika Roy

The Sangai Festival 2022 beginning tomorrow in Manipur will treat the festival goers not just to the unique traditional art and culture of the state but also to some Bollywood flavours of glitz and glamour.

Bollywood divas Sushmita Sen, Nargis Fakhri and Lara Dutta would set the ramp on fire at the festival supposed to be one of Manipur’s biggest and most popular.

This year, Manipur is celebarting the 11th edition of the Sangai festival which will begin on November 21 and continue till November 30.

India’s first Miss Universe and actress Sushmita Sen and Miss Universe 2000 and actress Lara Dutta will walk the ramp for noted Manipuri fashion designer Robert Naorem.

Bollywood actress Nargis Fakhri will walk the ramp as the showstopper for well known designer Kumarjit Laishram at the opening ceremony of the Sangai Festival at Moirang Khunou.

Lara Dutta will walk the ramp as the showstopper for Robert Naorem at the Peace Ground in Churachandpur district on November 26, while Sushmita Sen will walk the ramp as the showstopper at the closing ceremony of the Sangai Festival at Bhagyachandra Open Air Theatre (BOAT) in Imphal.

Robert Naorem, a designer well-known for his contributions to Manipuri handloom and textiles, hopes that Lara Dutta and Sushmita Sen’s presence in the state will boost the development of Manipur’s handloom and textile industries globally.

Organised by the Manipur Tourism Department, the theme this time is “Festival of Oneness”.

The state’s cultural diversity will be highlighted at this one-of-a-kind festival named after the state animal, the Sangai (Cervus Eldi Eldi).

Host of events will be organised at as many as 13 venues across the state.

The festival is being held hosted after a gap of two years because of Covid-19.

Also Read: Manipur Sangai Fest: Last minute preps underway

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