Nov 262017

Take any Disney princess movie or a Hollywood High society teen drama, and you will find people waltzing around in big flowing gowns and suits. They were events where people made their official debut aka introduced themselves to the society or the beginner’s or debutante ball. Well, if you don’t want to go that far, we can talk about the Yule Ball in ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, which was a similar event. 

Chunky Panday's Daughter Ananya Debuts At Le Bal Des Débutantes

The point is we often thought that these parties were exaggerated fragments of our imagination and I am sure I am not alone in thinking this way. If you too thought that such events existed only in movies or fairytales, then all of us were possibly living under a rock all this while, because a similar glamorous ball just took place in real life and let’s just say fairytale is an understatement in front of it.  

Le Bal des Débutantes in Paris is an society event, that brings together over 20 girls and boys from prestigious families from across the world. The event was started in 1992 by Ophélie Renouard and the purpose of this ball is to raise funds for charity that further assists girls. Every year around Thanksgiving this glamorous ball is organized where kids from business families, star kids and royalty are selected to make their official public debut. This year the event took place in the French capital at The Peninsula Paris.  

Tonight… Le Bal!#thepeninsulaparis #behindthescenes

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So why are we discussing this event? Because this year marked the debut of actor Chunky Panday’s daughter Ananya who looked stunning in a blue gown designed by Parisian couturier Jean Paul Gaultier at the ball.

My Princess ?� at ! @jpgaultierofficial

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For rehearsals of the event, she chose a black and golden “firefly” dress created by ace designers Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

Waltz Rehearsal?� Stunning in @khoslajani ?�. Thank you .@abujanisandeepkhosla @saudamini08 . ?�

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She was practicing with her cousin Ahaan Panday and looked every bit a stunner as she posed for pictures. 

Fairytales do exist💖👸�🌸 all the best for the @ananyapanday @ahaanpandayy #waltzpractice #lebalparis #debutantes2017 #cavaliers #regalcavalier #25thnovember #princess #mosthandsome

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Apart from Ananya, Indian royalty Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur and Princess Gauravi Kumari too attended the debut ball.   

Just in case we forgot to mention, Maharaja Padmanabh Singh was partnered with the beautiful Ava Phillippe, daughter and can we say doppelganger of actress Reese Witherspoon. How strikingly similar the two look, can be figured from this picture. 

Ava & Reese ��

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While Ananya sparkled like a diva, Ava looked like a real-life version of ‘Belle’. Look at how flawlessly Ava is waltzing with Maharaja Padmanabh. 

Le Bal first waltz with @avaphillippe #thepeninsulaparis

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After Ananya made her grand debut, we can’t really wait for her to floor us all with her Bollywood debut. While, speculations were rife that she might debut opposite Tiger Shroff in ‘Student of The Year 2’, that is not happening as of now. So we will still have to wait for details to pour in.

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