We have all grown up seeing the Shanshah of Bollywood impersonating the men in khakee on screen. Amitabh Bachchan has played a cop in Zanjeer, Khakee, Bunty Aur Babli, Parvarish and more.
And when Sr. Bachchan got an opportunity to unveil the police calendar, he could say no.
At the recent Umang event, Amitabh released ace photographer Pravin Talan’s third edition of the Mumbai Police calendar. This was done in the presence of the Commissioner of Police, Mumbai – Mr. Dattatray Padsalgikar and other senior officials of the police force.
Apart from his screen avatars, Mr. Bachchan has also shared a close rapport with the police force, often talking about the sacrifices the men in uniform make while serving the city. Interestingly it is these very stirring tales that Pravin Talan’s calendar showcases. Congratulating the photographer, the actor also felicitated him on behalf of Mumbai Police by presenting him a memento at the event.
Check it the Mumbai Police Calendar here:
Talking at the event the 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.”
Seeking to capture new facets and new tales, Pravin Talan’s 2018 calendar has some rather realistic photographs taken throughout the year (2017). His pictures display the herculean tasks of Mumbai Police across various seasons and festivals.
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 to the management of religious festivals, the calendar has it all. The fisheye view of a policeman on patrol boat and a traffic cop braving pouring rains are amongst some of the more unforgettable shots. The calendar, as usual, has its signature shots of warmth and human connection. The calendar also gives a peek into the state- of- the- art Police control room and recently introduced Riot Control Police.