Sheetal Mafatlal detained

7 Jun

sheetal2Sheetal Mafatlal, president of Mafatlal Luxury, also popular as a socialite was on Sunday detained by the Customs department at the Mumbai International Airport with diamonds worth a whooping one crore!

She has been detained for under-declaring the value of the diamonds on arrival via a British Airways flight from London. Details about the charges against her and how the Customs department found the diamonds are yet to be made public.

She last made the news when she was spotted at Karan Johar’s birthday bash at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai which was also attended by Parmeshwar Godrej, Kaajal Anand, Queenie Dhody and Farhad Taraporewala apart from a crowd of actors and actresses.

sheetal3Rated as Indfian Fashion retail pioneer by TIME magazine, Sheetal defines beauty with brains. Known for her flamboyant style and elegance, Sheetal curved out a niche for herself and was regular on Page 3 even as Sheetal Bhagat before marrying Atulya Mafatlal in 2000 to join one of India’s oldest industrialist families.

With degrees and in finance and law, Sheetal founded the Mafatlal Luzury in 2005 when the group decided to foray into luxury retailing. She partnered with the Italian luxury brand Valentino to open their first boutique in Delhi in August, 2006. She is also President of Mafatlal Home Products Ltd., a company which manufactures and retails Modular Kitchen and Furniture.

And she loves diamonds. Mafatlal’s wedding lehenga, made by trousseau veteran Pallavi Jaikishen, cost Rs 9 lakh, but the buzz was about the backless gold Versace dress designed by Donatella, who had flown down for her precious client’s wedding.

However, I still feel this businessman bahu of the Mafatlal clan could have avoided this by easily paying the tax! How would it have affected her? She is now in custody for quite a few hours. She has made it sure that she will be the talk of the party next time round.

Links: Linkendln Profile of Sheetal Mafatlal

Mid-Day report on Mafatlal family infighting

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