The ‘Dream’ run started in 2010 in Sydney,Australia. That’s when the first edition of ‘Dream Girl’,a beauty pageant rolled out with 24 young girls from different nationalities,all of whom were based Down Under,compete for the title. For organiser Navneet Choujar,of Indian origin,the contest was a “serious” effort to bridge gaps between cultures and communities and it got a heartening response. “That’s when I thought of replicating this platform in India,” said Choujar,director of NTV Australia,as he formally announced call for entries in Chandigarh recently.
Dream Girl 2012,assures Choujar,is not just a beauty pageant as it will explore various cultures across the country. “The participants won’t just be selected on the basis of their looks,but their personality and cultural soundness. To explore hidden talent,we are first going to the interiors of Punjab,Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. We will also groom the selected contestants,” explains Choujar.
Before moving to Australia,Choujar was a writer and director,having worked for popular TV shows like Tara ,Boogie Woogie ,Shatranj ,Kacchi Kandh to name a few. He’s now ready to release his maiden English thriller ‘Snakes and Ladders’ made in Australia with an international cast. “Many aspirants from small towns don’t get the right platform to make a foray into the world of modelling and films. We intend to take the winner of Dream Girl 2012 on an all-expenses paid trip to Bollywood,apart from offering her the opportunity to star as a lead in an upcoming Bollywood film,” informs Choujar,who has teamed up with entrepreneur Rajesh Chadha,CEO,Raag Visuals for the contest. The finale of Dream Girl 2012 will be held in Chandigarh on September 1.
Registrations are currently on and details are available at http://www.dreamgirlindia.com