Bollywood stars praised fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani’s annual calendar during its launch in Mumbai, India on January 5, 2014. This is the 15th year running that the talented shutterbug has put out his Bollywood themed calendar.
This year, the calendar showcases some of the biggest names in the film industry including Shahrukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Parineeti Chopra, Vidya Balan and Kajol. That’s quite the A-list! Here’s a quick look at some of the stars who attended the launch.
Sharukh Khan at Launch of Daboo Ratnani’s Annual Calendar 2014
Shahrukh was dapper as usual in a charcoal grey pantsuit with a red shirt. He related that on the day of his shoot, he was really tired. Daboo had decided to shoot Shahrukh in satin sheets on a bed, so he told the superstar to just lie down, relax and leave the photography to him. A suggestion that the exhausted Shahrukh took to heart.
Sharukh Khan at the Launch of Daboo Ratnani’s Annual Calendar 2014
Bipasha Basu and photographer Dabboo Ratnani
Bipasha wore a mini skirt with a sheer black top. Black peep toe pumps were her only accessories. She too was all praise for the calendar, saying that she liked the shot with fellow actor Alia Bhatt best. She said she also liked Salman’s shot and thought that no one had the elegance or style that he does.
Bipasha Basu at Launch of Daboo Ratnani’s Annual Calendar 2014
Sonakshi Sinha at Launch of Daboo Ratnani’s Annual Calendar 2014
Next was Sonakshi in a very pretty red dress with keyhole detailing on the neckline. We’re so glad to see her give her traditional wardrobe a miss. She accessorized with a black clutch, and black and gold dangle earrings.
Sonakshi Sinha at the Launch of Daboo Ratnani’s Annual Calendar 2014
She is portrayed in a very sexy and much-welcome new avatar in the calendar – a punk look with her hair done up in a quasi Mohawk and cuff earrings to complete the picture. She is unrecognizable, and we mean that in a good way.
Fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani along his wife Manisha Ratnani and Kids
Daboo himself went all out with his look, sporting a black tux complete with black bowtie. He was accompanied by his wife and kids, the former aglow in a gold halter neck dress, looking very much the glamorous socialite as she toted her two youngest on her hips.
Nimrat Kaur at Launch of Daboo Ratnani’s Annual Calendar 2014
Nimrat Kaur painted a pretty picture in a black jersey dress with a pink floral print – a trend that shows no signs of ebbing. Her pops of color with her pink strappy heels and bubblegum pink lips are quite inspiring.
Priyanka Chopra at Launch of Daboo Ratnani’s Annual Calendar 2014
Priyanka went with an elegant look in a strapless dove grey blouse which she paired with black pants. Pointy black pumps, red lips and a statement cuff bracelet completed the ensemble.