After a gap of 2 years due to lockdowns and the coronavirus, the Versova Mahotsav resumed at the MHADA grounds Andheri west on Friday 13th May,2022.
An initiative by the dynamic MLA from Versova, Dr. Bharati Lavekar, the fest was inaugurated at the hands of the Ex. Maharashtra CM, Shri Devendra Fadnavis at the occasion graced by noted dignitaries such as Pravin Darekar, Vinayakrao Mete, Ashish Shelar, Anu Malik and Salma Agha among others.
Renowned Film Producer Shri K. C. Bokadia was felicitated for his contribution to the field of film making while Shreyas Talpade was honored for his notable contribution in Acting and Voice Artistry especially for the film Pushpa. He performed his trademark dialog from the film to huge applause from the audience.
Aashish Rego was felicitated for his numerous achievements in the field of Sound and Music, having composed music for over 130 TV shows and 22000 episodes of TV serials and won over 200 international awards in his illustrious career for songwriting and background score.
Aziz Pirani was awarded for his enterprreneurship in the hospitality business, having co- founded and grown the Banana Leaf group of restaurants to over 30 restaurants across India.
The other notable awardees were singer Abhijeet, Shashi Ranjan, Director Rakesh Sarang, Journalist Vaijayanti Apte, Actress Priti Sapru, Dr. Hifjurrehman Kasam, Comedians Raju Shrivastav and Sunil Pal, Vesawa Vidya Mandir and the World Wrestling Champion Sandeep Yadav.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Fadnavis complemented the wealth of talent and resource in Versova and expressed confidence in Dr. Bharati Lavekar’s ability to continue in her service of the community for many
years to come.