On the occasion of the National Award winning film festival to be held at Maquinez Palace from May 25 May to June 7, a special car designed by Pune-based Paridhi Bhati, 26, Bhavana Varma, 33, Tonu Sojatia, 29 will be on display at Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) venue. The exterior of the car is designed as a full-fledged ‘moving tribute’ to their idol Sridevi, who passed away in February.
The car tribute covers Sridevi’s entire film journey from the age of three to her last film ‘Mom’, with its shattering dialogue – ‘Iss desh me rape to kar sakte hai, lekin rapist ko thappad nahi maar sakte’- ‘Stop blaming the victim. No means No.’
Working as social media PR with the National Film Archives of India (NFAI), Sojatia, along with her two friends, even designed a special logo incorporating an image of Sridevi – ‘Flying BhaToPa’, which the Kapoors admired.
The ‘Flying BhaToPa’ participated in the Times Women’s Drive, an all-women safari in which female drivers from all over India drove to Goa on April 29. The three drove a return distance of 1,250 km on the Pune-Goa-Pune route over three days of the exclusive all-women safari.
In the safari, the ‘Flying BhaToPa’ car became the showstopper, standing out in the crowd with its gleaming white background and a colourful tribute to Sridevi pasted on its exteriors, the bumper, roof, bonnet and doors.
(This car will be on display till May 27 at ESG)