Kolkata, Thursday 5: The City of Joy witnessed the launch of Enigma 2017, fashion calendar by young photographer Saheli Das Mukherjee. The event took place at The Myx. The photographer who had started off with only two designers last year comes back with the second edition of Enigma where the shoots have been conducted in various parts of India like Purulia, Bishnupur , Forest of North Bengal, Jaipur among others.
Speaking at the event Saheli said, “Nature has always mesmerised us to no end, and this year’s Enigma wishes to portay and accentuate that beauty of nature through its various concept shoots. From essaying life’s journey in body paint to the psyche of the lover, Enigma is a journey into the designer’s mind and their thoughts.” She further added, “With the resounding success from last year, we have come back bigger with more designer associations, people who want to work with us and envision Enigma to become a fashion brand in itself very soon.”
Tollywood actress Priyanka Sarkar who is featured in Enigma 2017 was also present at the event. She went on to add, “The calendar was totally Saheli's idea. She has worked very hard for it. I am happy to be a part of it. I wish her all the best. I hope she keeps coming up with such endeavours in future.”
The evening also saw actor Shataf Figar in attendance where the trailer of his upcoming film Devi was played for guests and the press.
Speaking at the event, Shataf, who essays the role of Charlie in the film said, "This is the 100th year of Devdas and we are happy to bring out the trailer of the film at the event. I hope the film is liked by everyone." Devi is a different take on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's Devdas, where the lead is played by a female (Paoli Dam).
This year’s calendar has a variety in theme from a love that is both platonic or carnal to promoting the message of marriage as freedom and not shackled within the confines of social conventions to transformation of tribals when they are put in an urban setting, Enigma 2017 showcases a variety in moods and melodies.
The line-up for the calendar this year includes designers Abhishek Roy, Abhishek Ray, Kushal Chatterjee, Proloy Dasgupta, Kushal Sen, Raj, Kiro Chowdhury.
The models who have been featured in Enigma 2017 are Tollywood actress Priyanka Sarkar, renowned model Satarupa Pyne, Miss India Universe Ushoshi Sengupta, Poulomi Polo Das and Madhura Dasgupta among others.