Kolkata, Jan 26 : Cricketer Sourav Ganguly and soccer star Bhaichung Bhutia turned up along with Tollywood star Prosenjit at a photography exhibition by ace lensman Utpaal Sorkkar here at a city hotel.
"Save the Untamed" is supported by Bluechip Projects and aims at awakening people about protecting 'Mother Nature'.
"It is speed and action that I have always discovered in sports photography, similarly in animals and birds also I have discovered a certain action and speed and it is this momentum that I have tried to showcase in my photographs," Utpaal Sorkkar said.
The exhibition was inaugurated by two stars from the sporting fields- Saurav Ganguly and Baichung Bhutia.
"It's a different occasion. I have known him as a sports photographer. But to see such pictures from such a different world is indeed fabulous," former Indian cricket team captain Saurav Ganguly said.
Bhaichung Bhutia was all praise of the lensman.
"I know Utpaal da since the day I began my career in football here, I know him as a sports photographer. Truly, he has been fantastic in sports. But with this he proved that beyong sports he can show talent in other fields as well," said footballer Baichung Bhutia.
Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee was also present at the venue, as he shared his feelings on the exhibition: "This is a good platform where both the world of sports and entertainment mingled and mixed with each other after a long period of time. This is truly a good initiative. All the pictures are splendid."
"This was really special to see a person shifting from sports to a different world," he said.
The sponsors praised the photographer as well.
"The photographs literally make us aware of this paramount importance of saving the untamed. So, Bluechip as an infrastructure developer, believes in keeping the ecological balance in the society and will continue working towards the goal," Ritwik Das, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bluechip Projects said.
Singer Anupam Roy, actor Hiran, crickter Manoj Tiwari, Indian Table Tennis star Poulomi Ghatak and fashion designer Agnimitra Paul were present at the event on Tuesday.
(Reporting by Supriyo Hazra/Photos by Avishek Mitra)
Photo Caption: Singer Anupam Roy, Sourav Ganguly, Baichung Bhutia, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Hiran, Agnimitra Paul were among the many celebrities present on the occasion of a photo exhibition in a city hotel on Monday).