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For ‘The Ivory Kiss’
Residence of France, New Delhi | Wednesday, 23rd November 2016: Ahead of the worldwide release of “Befikre” on 9th December, in collaboration with Yash Raj Films, H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, co-hosted a very special soirée to celebrate Befikre with Ms Sanya Dhir, Creative Director-DIVA’NI, at the Residence of France in New Delhi, Starring leads Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor.
Diva’ni Spring Summer Couture 2017 Collection
Shot entirely in Paris as well as in Cannes and Picardie, Befikre is steeped in the Parisian spirit of romance and celebrates sensual, carefree love. Under the vision of Aditya Chopra, Chairman, Yash Raj Films and famous for his landmark romantic movies, Paris becomes synonymous with Befikre’s contemporary love story.
The Residence of France came alive with the spirit of Befikre as the vibrant evening saw Ranveer Singh and beautiful actress Vaani Kapoor give a scintillating performance to the film’s song, “Khulke Dulke”. The duo, dressed in exquisitely designed DIVA’NI couture, also sashayed down the ramp for the dazzling launch of “The Ivory Kiss”, Spring-Summer 2017 couture collection of DIVA’NI, which designed the actors’ costumes for the film also.
Partnered by Pullman Aerocity, Accor, Atout France and Air France, the soirée was an ode to the film and the French art de vivre that permeates it.
Commending the film, Ambassador of France, H.E. Mr Alexandre Ziegler said, “I’m thrilled to host a soirée to celebrate Befikre in the presence of talented stars, Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor, and congratulate them warmly for their performance. Befikre makes the most of the stunning locales o?ered by France, highlighting why, year after year, it’s the world’s top tourist destination as well as a favourite for romantic holidays and film shoots. I’m delighted that Befikre was shot almost entirely in France and availed of the French Film Commission’s excellent incentives. I wish to extend invitation to Indian film makers to come and shoot their films in France.”
VP Marketing and Merchandising Yash Raj Films Manan Mehta said, “Our intent is always to provide the best of fashion and cinema to our audience and customers. Both our brands, Befikre and Diva’ni, found Khulke Dulke song as the synergy between two creative products. Both are a perfect match made in Bollywood and as YRF Merchandising, we are proud of that.”
Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Sanya Dhir, Creative Director, Diva’ni said, “It's surreal how things just come together and make perfect sense. The inspiration came through while we were in Paris shooting for Befikre. The architecture, the mosaic floors, the fish scaled ceilings if on one hand formed the core of the artworks. The international runway set the mood for these silhouettes. We wanted to bring in the opulence, our love for Paris, the rooted Indian craftsmanship sprinkled with carefree joys of love and life. This collection is for the young at heart, bold in mind and for the ones who know how to live life carefree!”
Befikre is a story that celebrates being carefree in love. A quintessential Delhi boy Dharam (Ranveer Singh) comes to Paris for work in search of an adventure. Just when he was about to embark on` this journey of his life he bumps into a wild, free spirited, French born Indian girl Shyra (Vaani Kapoor). A feisty romance ensues between the two in which both of their personalities- one being an equal match for the other are tested to the limit. Battling their ups and downs, both realize that love is a leap of faith that can only be taken by those who dare to love.