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Amitabh Bachchan unveils Mumbai Police calendar shot by Ace photographer Pravin Talan

Superstar Amitabh Bachchan unveiled the third edition of Mumbai Police calendar, shot by ace photographer Pravin Talan, at the glittering star-studded event Umang along with Commissioner of Police, Mumbai Mr. Dattatray Padsalgikar and other senior officials of the police force.

Mr. Bachchan has always shared a close bond with the city police and was all praises for the families of the policemen who sacrifice their personal time so that police can serve the city. The efforts of the policemen have been well documented in the calendar.

This time the much-awaited calendar by Pravin Talan has more realistic photographs taken through out the year, covering the herculean tasks of Mumbai Police across various seasons and festivals, making it one of the most enriched and liveliest calendars yet.

Commissioner of Police, Mumbai Mr. Dattatray Padsalgikar said, “ For Mumbai Police, 2017 has been 365 days of celebrating an undying bond with the citizens and rediscovering its power in helping us overcome any crisis.” He thanked each and every Mumbaikar for the constant faith, support and encouragement.

Pravin Talan ‘s work has always been regarded as original, soulful and creative. Talking about the calendar he says,” capturing the spirit of Mumbai in the shadows of police was a roller coaster ride in spite of all the jostling at mass gatherings or getting all drenched in pouring rains.”

The Mumbai Police calendar has come to be regarded as one of the finest visual statements on Mumbai city and its police force. From crowd management in massive rallies like Maratha Kranti Morcha to management of religious festivals like Ganpati and Eid, it not only showcases the multi cultural and religious flavor of the city but the humongous task of maintaining law and order at such times.

The fish eye view of the police man on patrol boat taking up the security challenges on the daunting sea or traffic cop braving pouring rains are amongst some of the more unforgettable shots. The calendar as usual has it’s signature shots of warmth and human connect where a policeman on the beach smiles at children making sand houses, or a senior citizen confiding in a smiling policeman.

The calendar also gives a peek into the state- of- the- art Police control room and recently introduced Riot Control Police.

Internationally acclaimed fashion & lifestyle photographer Pravin Talan has made it a mission to photograph men and women in uniform and in past four years photographed almost every Indian Defence and Central Armed Police Force that includes Army, Navy, Coast Guard, NSG, BSF, CISF and CRPF.

The Mumbai Fest from 19th to 21st January 2018 at MMRDA Ground, Bandra

THE MUMBAI FEST is going to the mother of all the festival with the huge foot fall in three and lot of celebrities both from the Bollywood and art faculty (not only from Mumbai but across the Globe) performing at the fest in seven different island of Mumbai concept created to celebrate its richness.

This mega fest is not only about the entertainment its about the spirit of Mumbai, people, humanity, culture, heritage and richness of this place.

THE MUMBAI FEST is a first of its kind fiesta to celebrate the soul of Mumbai. Amidst all its delights, delicacies, dismissals and drenching rains the city wraps us in its unconditional ONE LOVE. There is a plethora of events which celebrate various facets of the city but none that promote the undying spirit of Mumbai, which time and again proves to be the Urbs Prima in India.

The Mumbai Festival Trust are promoted by patrons from various walks of life. Through The Mumbai Fest we strive to capture the essence of Mumbai as a cauldron of cultures. The dynamic blend of the city’s Art, Cuisine, Cinema, Fashion, Heritage and Wellness will be re-explored on the magnum opus creation of seven thematic islands spread across the MMRDA grounds. Timeless celebrities, socialites, multi-religious leaders and motivators and budding artists will enlighten and entertain a diverse, monumental footfall.

The melting pot of Mumbai is all geared up for a carnival as colossal and dynamic as the city itself. This three day extravaganza will express love for the city, by the city. This ONE LOVE that will take Mumbai out of the map and into the hearts of the world!

The Mumbai Fest was officially launched recently which was done in the presence of His Highness Acharya Dr.Lokesh Muni, Swamy Indradyumna, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Kiku Sharda & Ankit Tiwari. Patanjali has also joined in hands with us to promote this Mega Event and the noble cause attached to this mega fest. Vinod Hasal- President, Krishna Kumar Singh- Vice President, Pranav Jayaram-Trustee, Amarnath Sharda- Promoter, Harjeet Anand -Treasurer, Avinash Singh -Promoter are main organisers of the fest.The Mumbai Fest will be erected on 4 Lakh square feet area at MMRDA.

Date: 19th , 20th , 21st January, 2018
Venue: MMRDA grounds, BKC, Mumbai.