And the king of good times is back again, with its 17th edition. Photographed by ace photographer Atul Kasbekar, this year’s Kingfisher Calendar features four top models—South Indian actress Shubra Aiyyappa, beauty queen from Orissa Sushrii Mishra, supermodel Diva Dhawan, and Hayley Parr from the United Kingdom.
One aspect that differentiates Kingfisher Calendar from the rest is the choice of shooting location. This year’s calendar has been shot with the backdrop of the exotic Island of Sardinia in the Mediterranean Sea. Sardinia is a large Italian island with nearly 2,000 km of coastline, sandy beaches and a mountainous interior crossed with hiking trails. Its rugged landscape is dotted with thousands of nuraghi—mysterious Bronze Age stone ruins shaped like beehives.
Commenting on her experience shooting for the Kingfisher Calendar, Actress and model, Shubra Aiyappa said, “Being a part of this year’s Kingfisher Calendar campaign was indeed a one-of-a-kind experience. I was quite nervous in the beginning as this is my first swimsuit shoot, however the whole journey was a lot of fun. Working with a crew, who have been shooting the Kingfisher calendar for more than a decade was truly an unforgettable moment. The calendar has been shot in some stunning locations across the globe, but this year’s destination – Sardinia was indeed a wanderlust paradise. We shot some stunning swimwear in some gorgeous locations and are