New Delhi, 11 April 2015: It’s not an everyday feature that a Mid-Eastern lounge known for its belly dance nights and great tagines hosts an evening celebrating art. But when young artist Swati Pasari hosted an evening showcasing her collection ‘Soulink’ comprising of painting and sculptures, guests from across the style and film industries along with corporate and serious buyers, all turned up for an evening of art, cocktails and celebrations.
Swati’s dozen paintings are part of a vibrant, abstract collection but the ‘wow’ factor of the evening came from her 5-feet tall Krishna sculpture, painted in a myriad of hues with shlokas inscribed on all sides. It served as the inspiration for actor Nasir Abdullah to pull out his flute and play a few spell-binding melodies, while 90s superhit star of Aashiqui fame, Rahul Roy spent more than a few minutes mulling over the collection.
Seen gushing over the artworks and enjoying some great mezze were:
- Swati Pasari (artist and host)
- Shagun Somani (owner Zerzura and co-host)
- Rahul Roy (actor)
- Nasir Abdullah (actor and now, flutist)
- Samant Chauhan (designer)
- Nikki Anand (artist)
- Shibani Kashyap (singer)
- Varun Katyal (celebrity dermatologist)
- Daksh Oberoi (from the horse racing circuit)
- Sharad Saxena (polo player)
- Sonia and Manu Mohindra (hospitality consultants)
- Kapil and Meghna Sankhla (lawyers)