UP CLOSE- DABBOO RATNANI CALENDAR- 2007

Aishwarya Rai

For Aishwarya, Ratnani decided to go in for a black and white, post-rainfall picture in a vintage Austin car. You can see water droplets on the window and the roof of the car. It looks as if she rolled down the window and somebody called out to her. The black and white looked stunning and did more justice to the vintage feel.




Amitabh Bachchan

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan has grown quite easy with dogs and also holds an emotional attachment towards them. The dog Flash, in this shot taken at J W Marriot poolside, nuzzles up to Mr Bachchan. The picture is very emotional as it shows Flash, who cannot bend his neck down to have some water from the pool. Seeing the strong sunlight, Mr. Bachchan has collected some water in his hand and given it to the dog. Theme 'Water' again!




Bipasha Basu

Bipasha's photo was not entirely shot underwater but it was insinuated like an underwater picture. This was the picture for which Ratnani needed the maximum amount of time because this was the only picture for which he used visual effects. Ratnani had to make the hair and the dress look like it is in water so they consulted some underwater specialists. The concept is that of an angel, or a mermaid, releasing a gold fish into the sea. Although this picture is also serene and sensual, Bipasha has never been seen doing an angelic picture like this before



John Abraham


The concept was 'Water' and Ratnani told John he didn’t want to do a body-shot of John like it has been done by others time and again. John was skeptical in the beginning but in the end decided to do it. The result was amazing. There were lots of shots when the tear rolled down his cheek but Ratnani liked the one when it just broke out from his eye.



Hrihik Roshan


Hrithik Roshan's picture was done at hotel J W Marriot. The most important thing in this image was Hrithik's expression because he is reading the newspaper so intently while he is tipping. From the minute he started falling to the fraction of the second when he hit the water he still held that expression, which is amazing. There is a lot of hard work he had put in. He doesn't ever want to compromise; he looks into detailing, and makes you feel special with the time and enthusiasm he gives.



Kajol

Celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani's calender based on the theme 'Water'. A sneak peek.

This pictured can be titled "Kajol" because only she can do something so crazy with so much ease. Her expression was perfect when she hurled coffee into the water. Kajol pulled it off, and we captured the shot when the coffee actually circled her face. The coffee droplets, which were in fast motion, were also captured perfectly.


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