Amid chants of "Govinda ala re", thousands of Mumbaikars celebrated dahi handi festival on the occasion of Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. As is the trend, this years festivities were also marked by rising cash prizes and presence of Bollywood personalities, lending a glamour quotient to the annual event.
NCP MLA Jitendra Ahwad, organiser of Sangarsh dahi handi in adjoining Thane, invited Jism 2 star Sunny Leone for the event. NCP minister Sachin Ahirs Sankalp Pratisthan-organised event at Worli also drew large crowds. Security was stepped to avoid any untoward incident. Police had instructed dahi handi organisers to undertake mandatory safety and security precautions.