Celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani is known for his fabulous clicks and even has a calendar shoot with celebs each year. Needless to say, fans eagerly await this shoot and like every year, this year too the ace photographer gave us some spectacular clicks. And this year, marking her debut in the Dabboo Ratnani calendar was actress Kiara Advani. Her photo featured the actress standing topless behind a large leaf.
Unfortunately, this photo of hers did not go well down with netizens who took to their social media handles to claim that it was a copy of international photographer Marie Barsch’s photoshoot. This photo also featured a model striking a similar pose and standing behind a leaf. Netizens then made a collage of the two pictures and started posting the picture with comments like, “Dabboo is a copy cat. He copied the photography concept of Marie Barsch,” a user commented. Another one wrote, “Dabboo Ratnani is a plagiarist.”
While initially, Dabboo chose to keep mum, he finally took to his Instagram handle to share his side of the story and wrote, “Beautiful Tabu Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2002. This timeless and mesmerising shot of Tabu was taken in the year 2001 and it featured in my calendar in the year 2002. There’s been a little noise about Kiara Alia Advani’s breathtaking 2020 calendar shot with a leaf! Guess if I can reuse my camera, I can definitely repeat my own concept and if at all that doesn’t go well with trolls, then I admit to plagiarising MY OWN SELF. #loveandpeace.Huge Thanks to my friends who trust me 100! That’s all that matters.”
Well, looks like Dabboo gave the trolls a dose of their own medicine! The calendar also featured other stars like John Abraham, Anushka Sharma, Jacqueline Hrithik Roshan, Bhumi Pednekar, Kriti Sanon, Vidya Balan, Vicky Kaushal and Ananya Panday.