Kolkata became the first ever city to welcome Mr World 2016, Rohit Khandelwal, at an event Jashn-e-Zindagi held at Kala Mandir on 23rd of January. Shady Nook, a Kolkata-based creative institution organised its 8th edition of annual function and invited Mr Khandelwal  to grace the event as the chief guest of the evening.

Mr World 2016 expressed his gratitude towards the organisation for inviting him to the City of Joy for the first time. Rohit also shared with the press, anecdotes of his journey to fame and the amount of hard work that went into winning the pageant. He exclaimed, “It is very important to be focused and once you have it, nothing can stop you. You have to be practical about things and give it time before expecting anything in return.” Continuing to praise the city and its famous ‘puchka’, Khandelwal also whispers about signing his first Bollywood project.

Talking about the event, Director of Shady Nook, Jaideep Singh said, “While chasing big dreams, we have forgotten the small pleasures in life. As children we used to spend so much time with our parents. We used to listen to stories from them, have innocent conversations, go grocery shopping with them. Our function, which is four hours long, will try to showcase those little things of life and bring back the essence of life. Students from various age groups will perform at the event.”