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Indian actress wins half kg gold in Dubai raffle

Actress of Malayalam movies makes a fortune in Akshaya Tritiya raffle

Lady luck has smiled on a budding Malayalam film actress from the UAE, Aima Rosemary Sebastian.

She won a fortune of half kilogram gold in the Akshaya Tritiya raffle draw, making more money than the combined payment she received for acting with superstars Mohanlal and Nivin Pauly in two recent blockbusters. She has played notable roles in recent films Jacobinte Swargarajyam and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol.

Aima, an MBA student of Manipal University, Dubai hit the jackpot yesterday. Her lucky raffle coupon number 086330 was selected from thousands of coupons dropped by fortune seekers at Malabar Gold and Diamonds raffle. Many Indians purchased gold on April 28 in anticipation of more prosperity and fortunes on Akshaya Tritiya. The actress won half kilogram gold out of 30kg of gold on offer from April 19 to May 6, 2017, as part of the Akshaya Tritiya campaign.

Preethy George, mother of Aima, whose name was written on the raffle coupon, says, “I am excited about winning half kilogram gold after buying gold and diamonds on the day of Akshaya Tritiya. We had purchased gold using the promotions and had dropped about 30 coupons. We were just informed by Malabar Gold about winning the raffle.”

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“I was about to throw away the raffle coupons that we got from the Malabar Gold and Diamonds showroom in KM Trading Center, Rollah Sharjah. Like many others, who purchased gold in anticipation of fortune, we also did the same and utilized the raffle opportunity,” she adds.

Preethy shares that her daughter’s initiation into films was also by a stroke of luck. “She is a dancer and participated in many dance programmes with Dubai- based Malayalam actress Asha Sharath. She got an important role in Jacobinte Swargarajyam and Munthirivallikal Thalirkkumbol.”

“There are many acting offers from Malayalam and other language movies but for the time being she is focused on completing her MBA. She has a twin sister who works for Sharjah International Airport. We feel happy about our daughter who is born and brought up in the UAE.” Preethy told Khaleej Times. The family has been living in UAE for over 25 years.

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