A sit down evening inspired by the struggles that a butterfly must go through before it emerges as a creature of beauty, was the premise of designer Maheka Mirpuri’s charity gala & fundraiser in aid of the underprivileged cancer patients of Tata Memorial Hospital under the aegis of her charitable foundation MCAN. The décor for the evening was as grand as the cause it was being organized for.

The 5th installment of the fundraiser saw actor Randeep Hooda as the Guest of Honor for the evening as he walked the ramp for Maheka in support of this noble cause. He briefly spoke about the deadly disease while cheering Maheka for organizing an evening to raise funds for the financially weak fighting cancer.

An amalgamation of music & fashion, the event was hosted by Rakshanda Khan while actor Tisca Chopra conducted the live auction. The evening also had models sashay down the runway in Maheka’s creations to a live music rendition by singer Akasa Singh to the accompaniment of kathak dance.

A myriad of thoughtfully put art pieces, jewellery by Mahesh Notandas, a chess set by Shaze along with Maheka’s creation went under the hammer in a very interactive live auction that drew high bidding.

Guests for the evening included Pankaja Munde, Rajeev Kapoor, Arman Jain,Ramesh Sippy with his wife Kiran, Tara Sharma, Bhagyashree, Schauna Chauhan, Tanaaz Doshi, Rukhsana Eisa, Devika & Suresh Bhojwani, Malvika Sanghavi, Kahini Arte Merchant, Atul Ruia, Rajesh &Zeba Kohli, Konkona Bakshi, Arti & Kailash Surendranath, Bharat Dabholkar, Arzaan Khambatta, Abha Singh, Indu Shahani, Malti Jain, Kaushika Hemdev, Gul Kripalani, Raell Padamsee, Aditya & Divya Hitkari, Pervez & Roshni Damania, Avinash and Gauri Bhosale, Harinder and Sangeeta Singh amongst others.