What do you get when you invite a former Miss India at a Miss India event? This! :-)
There are Miss Indias and there are Miss Indias. At a time when beauty queens seem popping out every other month, we imagine it must be a difficult job to keep oneself relevant and recognisable.
It has been good four years since Ankita Shorey bagged the Miss India International crown but the young model ensures she's seen at all the right places.
Over the weekend Ms Shorey went back to the place where it all started for her -- the Miss India contest -- where, we imagine, she watched young(er) girls competing for the title.
But Ankita Shorey, in a sexy choli, wasn't the only stunner at the event.
Shilpa Shetty was there too.
And Chitrangada Singh made a splash.
Anil Kapoor looked dapper but we couldn't help wondering: wasn't wearing sunglasses in the night oh-so-'80s?
There was Debina Bonnerjee too with her husband Gurmeet Choudhary.
While Gurmeet's Khamoshiyan co-star, Ali Fazal went solo.
John Abraham was giving someone a thumbs up
Sonu Nigam didn't think it was a bad idea to team a dinner jacket with a kurta.
And Manisha Koirala looked decidedly stunning!
Then there was Neha Dhupia (whose choice of wardrobe was... erm... well...)
And Sonali Bendre made her presence felt in electric pink.
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar