Mumbai woke up to the beating of drums on the festival of Janmashtami.
With prize money worth lakhs dangling above them, young men and women got together to form human pyramids to reach the pot of curd hung high and break it - a competition that's part of the annual celebration of Lord Krishna's birthday.
At big venues like those in Thane and Ghatkopar, the prize money ranged from Rs 25 lakh to Rs 1 crore for those who broke a seven-to-10-layered pyramid. The celebrity quotient was also high at these venues.
While John Abraham, Neha Dhupia and Ameesha Patel graced Shiv Sena legislator Pratap Sarnaik's Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan handi, Ajay Devgn, Soha Ali Khan, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Prachi Desai cheered the 'Govindas' on at State Housing Minister Sachin Ahir's Sankalp Pratishthan dahi handi.
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