Dabboo Ratnani’s 2011 Calendar
Dabboo Ratnani’s annual ritual — the unveiling of his calendar — took place on January 6th 2011.Dabboo Ratnani talks about his much awaited calendar for 2011. This is the Bollywood photographer’s 12th year of capturing tinsel town for his trademark almanac.
“ There is no particular theme for the calendar like last year which was entirely in black and white. This time I have kept it freestyle with lots of colour, unusual outdoor locations, natural light and high fashion,” explains the celebrity snapper. Full of life He adds, “ There is a flavour of Mumbai to it and the snapshots are full of life. There are hardcore bodies as well as sexy images. Each picture tells its own story and has its own theme.”
Priyanka Chopra on Dabboo Ratnani’s 2011 Calendar – She’s lounging on the poolside on a deckchair but in a non-conventional manner. It’s all about her body language and attitude. There is a sensual feel to it as her curves are accentuated and it is overtly sexy but at the same time there is that laidback attitude that sets the mood of the picture.
Hrithik Roshan on Dabboo Ratnani’s Calendar For 2011 – This is how we like to see Hrithik — all pumped up. He is extremely focused and dedicated — even during the shoot he kept on pumping himself up! It’s his body art.
Amitabh Bachchan on Dabboo Ratnani 2011 Calendar – The snapshot is all about contrasts. It has been taken on at a rustic roadside barber shop. But Big B is in full formal gear in his pinstriped suit with an iPad waiting for the barber to arrive.
Kajol From Dabboo Ratnani 2011 Calendar – I didn’t want her to look in any way we have seen her before. She normally sticks to casual wear and saris, but here she has turned out in a gown. The idea was to style her differently and show that she is equally in ease in jeans and top as well as in a black gown that has been designed by Manish Malhotra. Even her make-up done by Mickey Contractor, especially the eyes is distinct.
STARRY MONTHS – Bollywood Stars Featuring In Dabboo Ratnani 2011 Calendar
The 2011 calendar includes AMITABH BACHCHAN, SHAH RUKH KHAN, SALMAN KHAN, SAIF ALI KHAN, HRITHIK ROSHAN, RANBIR KAPOOR, AJAY DEVGN, AKSHAY KUMAR, ABHISHEK BACHCHAN, ABHAY DEOL, FARHAN AKHTAR, ARJUN RAMPAL, KATRINA KAIF, KAREENA KAPOOR, KAJOL, PRIYANKA CHOPRA, DEEPIKA PADUKONE, AISHWARYA RAI, BIPASHA BASU, MALLIKA SHERAWAT, VIDYA BALAN, ASIN, GENELIA D’SOUZA, SONAKSHI SINHA.
Though Dabboo interacts with the stars for their shoots for mags, films and portfolios throughout the year, they specially remove time for his date diary. The shoot provides the stars a platform to experiment with their looks and styling.
He begins works months in advance and though there are many takers, he is not tempted to sell the calendar — his work is only for private circulation especially among B- Town folk.
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