Mumbai, December 04, 2021.

It was a celebration of human spirit in every way, at the recently concluded CFBP Consumer Film Festival’s Awards Night, at the Taj Land’s End, Bandra, Mumbai. Running into its fourth year now, this initiative by Council for Fair Business Practices (CFBP) celebrates everything, from art to films, fashion and various social causes. 

With a host of competitions such as painting, slogan writing, short films, and more, the event was an exciting soiree for the guests who created beautiful memories of the evening. Keeping the ‘never say die’ attitude alive. 

Previous edition, this mega event was supported by the living legend, Mr. Ratan Tata and the iconic Mr. Adi Godrej, who need no introduction. This year, our endeavours are supported by the likes of the dynamic philanthropist SmtRajashree Birla and the illustrious Mr. Anand Mahindra. CFBP is headed by Swapnil Kothari – President CFBP; and the Film Festival initiative is supported by Shekhar Bajaj and chaired by Kiren Shrivastav (Founder Fempowerment& CEO Molecule). 

The entries were judged by a very credible and interesting mix of Jury which comprise a wide range of eminent personalities, including prominent names such as Justice B.N. Srikrishna, Prakash Jha, CA Nihar N Jambusaria (President ICAI), Dolly Thakore, Minhaz Merchant (Author & Publisher), Juhi Chaturvedi (Film Writer), Prof. Vishwanath Sabale (Dean Sir J J School of Art) and Avinash Kaul (CEO Network 18-Broadcast, MD A+E Networks TV18). Swapnil Kothari – President CFBP; and Shekhar Bajaj – Founder member CFBP and MD of Bajaj Electricals and chairperson of the Film Festival Kiren Shrivastav

Swapnil Kothari President CFBP applauded the event and stated, “In its fourth chapter, The CFBP Consumer Film Festival is one of the flagship events proving to be a blockbuster every year and increasing the profile and reach of the organisation. With entries from New Zealand and Singapore apart from India, it is fanning the flames of CFBP’S ambition to be known across the globe. With all the efforts of a capable team at our command, I am certain that together we shall scale greater heights.” 

Renowned actor, winner of 8 Filmfare Awards and two National Film Awards, Padmashree and Padmabhushan Awardee Mr. Anupam Kher was the chief guest and graced the occasion with his presence and said, “This Fashion Show by Shaina was a felicitation of 35 empowered women under the aegis of CFBP (Council for Fair Business Practices) led by its dynamic president Swapnil Kothari. Shaina curated a perfect picture of Beauty with substance in the graceful form of achievers. Congratulations to CFBP Consumer Film Festival and Shaina for giving this platform to all the women.” 

Famous fashion designer, politician, and social worker, Shaina NC unveiled her collection with a spectacular fashion show that had women achievers walk the ramp, celebrating womanhood in all its glory. Zeba Kohli (Chocolatier), Shilpa Bhagat (Mrs India Worldwide 2013), Paulami Chakraborty (Editor, Artist and Dancer), Suneeta Agrawal (Chairperson Motilal Oswal Foundation), Rajyalaxmi Rao, Dr. Nivedita Shreyans, Gaurie Pandit Dwivedi, Nirali Bhatia, AnshitaAsnani, Payal Kothari (Advocate and Solicitor) and many more powerful women walked the runway for Shaina NC looking elegant as ever in her exotic creations. Dr. Mickey Mehta said beautiful shlok in context to women empowerment and Popular Bollywood singer and winner of India’s Raw Star, Rituraj Mohanty, regaled guests with his soulful voice and beautiful renditions of his melodies.