Salman launches Kingfisher's Calendar 2011
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Salman launches Kingfisher's Calendar 2011

The sizzling hot models for the Kingfisher calendar were judged by Deepika Padukone and guess who launched the calendar for the new year? The Dabangg man of course...

entertainment Updated: Dec 20, 2010 19:52 IST

Bollywood actor Salman Khan launched the Kingfisher Calendar 2011 here over the weekend.

"I have launched the Kingfisher calendar for the second time and I like Vijay Mallya. I think he is a great guy and whenever he will call me for anything, I''ll surely be present," said Khan.

salmanRenowned fashion photographer Atul Kasbekar shot the calendar at Le-touessork in Mauritius. It has six top swimsuit models.

"Well, the 2011 edition was shot in Mauritius. When we started the calendar in 2003, we shot in Mauritius, so it was a bit of a homecoming for us, which was nice. We shot in totally different parts of the country and the tourism authority has given us access to some unbelievable locations including the Casela Nature Park, where we shot with wild animals like cheetahs, lions and zebras," said Kasbekar.

"We also shot at literally any place we wanted including Chamarel, which is an area of colour volcanic earth and they have never allowed anyone to shoot there except us. So, must be a nice shoot for Kingfisher," he added.

Sidhartha Mallya, the owner of Kingfisher airlines, said that all the models were outstanding and the winner Angela Johnson radiates all the quality that Kingfisher stands for.

"Well, it is superb. I mean it was very overwhelming to be surrounded by so many beautiful women. And each one of them had an outstanding quality in their own way. But unfortunately one could win and Angela was a very worthy winner. She is a stunningly good-looking girl. She is a very sweet person and she radiates all that Kingfisher stands for," said Sidhartha Mallya.

First Published: Dec 20, 2010 18:51 IST