Chetan for this photo used a Canon 6d with 85 mm f1.2 lens. The image was shot at f1.2, since it was shot at night. The light source was a profoto b1 with an elinchrom 100 cms Octabox. Chetan used this as model light, cause the flash light was too powerful at any setting and thereby was killing the wonderful bokeh of the city lights in the background.
The photo was taken on a hill lock in the city of Hyderabad, which is called Moula Ali. It is about 255 feet high and offers a really beautiful city view. So using the stairs Chetan and his friends climbed up all the way. After reaching the summit, they went to a slop, from where a great section of the city was visible. That's how Chetan composed this amazing shot.
Chetan especially likes to thank his friends Viney and Sujith for carrying his gear and a major thanks to Viney and Vishnu for holding the octabox in place, because on the top of the hill the wind was so furious, that the octabox could barely point in the right direction.