Amrita TV Vanita Ratnam crown goes to Romy
In the Vanita Ratnam-2 Grand Finale on 23 August 2008, a tightly fought competition that was telecast live across the globe and decided solely on the basis of SMS votes, Romy Sreekumar was crowned Vanita Ratnam 2008, and won first prize worth Rs 10 lakh.
Romy,the daughter of character actress, Ambika Mohan, has an impressive array of hobbies ranging from choreography and mono-acting to Mridangam and dance. This 26-year old housewife and native of Kochi was a Kala Thilakam many times over during her college days.
At the gala nite ,the winner was crowned by noted actor Khusbhoo, alongwith a galaxy of celebrity actors such as Jalaja,Ranjitha alongwith the jury of the show Murali Menon and Poornima Indrajith.
The Runner-up prize worth Rs 5 lakhs of gold was bagged by Binu Hari, a 33-year-old housewife whose talent unfolded in successive rounds of the show to reveal her talents in classical dance and acting.
The finale had high-powered performances by the four finalists comprising solo dance round,mono-acting round and personality round,which was the basis for public voting.
The Grand Finale ,a three -hour entertainment extravganza, saw songs,comedy skits and dance performances by noted actor ,Sreedevi, who has acted in several Tamil movies
The show was interspersed by performances by all contestants of Vanita Ratnam -2 ,as also songs by Super Star Sangeeth, Super Star Global Roopa,and contestants of Amrita TV family of Super Star Global and Let’s Dance.
The Grand Finale was done in front of an invited audience in Trivandrum comprising contestant fans,advertisers ,media,celebrities ,channel partners,opinion leaders,well-wishers and Amrita fraternity.