Hollywood, Bollywood Producers to Attend Miss India America 2015

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The star-studded VIP fashion, beauty and entertainment gala extravaganza, Miss India America 2015, will see the crowning of Mr. & Miss India America and the honoring of those that have excelled in entertainment during The Elite Awards, to be held Aug. 8 at the LAX Renaissance hotel here.

The year marks the 23rd anniversary of the beauty pageant, founded in 1992 by Jinder Chohan, which has gone on to become an international event. Mr. & Miss India America 2015 is presented by South Asia Magazine, Wells Fargo and JINmodels.com.

Celebrity red carpet arrivals begin at 6 p.m., followed by dinner (catered by Ashoka the Great Indian restaurant), and a show and celebration party with a DJ. The Mr. & Miss India America pageant promises to be an amazing cultural experience with glamour and entertainment displaying Indian beauty and talent on a mainstream platform, said a press release. “Bollywood filmmaker Anil Sharma of hit films ‘Gadar,’ ‘Veer’ and ‘Apne’ will be one of the official judges at the Mr. & Miss India America competition,” Chohan declared in the press release.

“We are also honored to have Hollywood producer Sunil Perkash, of hits ‘Salt’ with Angelina Jolie and ‘Premonition’ with Sandra Bullock, joining us at our pageant.” The Elite Awards 2015 will honor top Hollywood producers Randall Emmett and Adi Shankar.

Emmett’s blockbuster hits include “2 Guns” with Denzel Washington, “Empire State” with Liam Hemsworth, “Escape Plan” with Sylvester Stallone, and “16 Blocks” with Bruce Willis, amongst others; while Shankar’s blockbusters include “Lone Survivor” with Mark Wahlberg, “Killing Them Softly” with Brad Pit, “Broken City” with Russell, and “The Grey” with Liam Neeson.  The Elite Awards honor those that have excelled in the entertainment industry and have inspired others.

Many of the pageant’s past winners are making it in Hollywood, such as Melanie Kannokada, a former Miss India America, who can be seen on HBO’s “The Brink” and on the new CBS television series, “Code Black” in September. Nishi Munshi, former Miss India California, can be seen on CW’s “The Originals,” and Hasan Minaj, former Mr. India California, is a regular on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart.

The evening will also feature prominent personalities from all over the world walking down the red carpet. Tickets to the pageant can be purchased by logging on to http://www.southasiainc.com/ and clicking on tickets, or by calling Jinder Chohan at (310) 994-9500.

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