The babes in their bikinis are back this year with Kingfisher Supermodels hunt for the annual Kingfisher Calendar 2014. Hourglass figures, pretty faces and perfect sun- kissed bodies shot at exotic destinations are the final dream, but it takes hard work, grit and focus to win.
Lifestyle gets a special back stage pass to the contest and the making of the show for a sneak peak of what goes on behind capturing the country’s most beautiful women.
Styled by Mohan Neelkanthan and with a voice over by Milind Soman, the show goes on air every Saturday and Sunday at 10pm on NDTV Goodtimes.
The Lens Master
“You’ll look like a million bucks!” – that’s the premise on which fashion photographer Atul Kasbekar has made his mark as the prodigy behind the Kingfisher Calendar. Since 2003, the lensman has shot big Bollywood stars like Deepika Padukone, Nargis Fakhri and Esha Gupta among others.
However, the debate on ample skin show continues but Kasbekar clarifies, ” I think a woman’s body is the most beautiful thing there is and I believe that before the Kingfisher calendar came along, the ubiquitous calendar had an undercurrent of sleaze to it. I can safely say that we’ve really elevated this to a different level.”
Mistress of Ceremonies
Few models can match the seductive essense of model- turned- actor, Lisa Haydon, who’s the host of the show yet again. Speaking about this year’s show, she reveals, ” I think we’ve had a great crop of girls to choose from. They get to work with a whole array of photographers and make- up artists which is quite an experience.” However, the true test of a great model is more than good looks. ” An understanding of your body and camera angles are fundamental.
But more importantly, it’s the persona and personality that comes through a photograph, so a model needs to hone a personal sense of style and individuality,” she shares.