Bollywood actor Salman Khan was the guest of honour at the launch.
The other celebrities and socialites who were present at the do were Siddhartha Mallya, Deepika Padukone, Rahul Khanna, Zayed Khan, Raveena Tandon, Anil Thandani, Gautaum Singhania, Sharmilla Khanna, Sameera Reddy, Sushma Reddy and Anoushka Manchanda amongst others.
The calendar features six models namely Lisa Haydon, Fiona Thomas, Charlotte Lohmann, Liza Golden, Anjali Lavania and Angela Johnson. Styled by Nupur Mehta Puri with make up by Kapil Bhalla and hair styling by Daniel Bauer, the 9th edition of the Kingfisher Calendar has been visualised and shot by photographer Atul Kasbekar and has been shot at Le-Touessork in Mauritius.
Mallya said, “I am delighted to present the 2011 edition of the Kingfisher swimsuit calendar. Over the years, the Kingfisher swimsuit calendar has come to be regarded as the epitome of style and a launch pad for India’s supermodels. I am sure this year too the calendar will be a much coveted possession.”
Kasbekar said, “Soaring high each year, this year the calendar was shot in the exotic locales of Mauritius with 6 talented and beautiful women. I have tried to do justice in capturing the celestial beauty of Mauritius and juxtaposed them with the rawness and the inherent charm exuded by the girls to create 12 months of breath taking beauty, glamour and visual appeal.”