There is no denying that Dabboo Ratnani is Bollywood go-to photographer. He’s been in the business for years and plays friendly with all the big names. This in addition ensures that his glorious calendar launch sees the best of Bollywood in attendance and also featured on the calendar. From the Bachchans to the Khans to the Kapoors, he’s featured them all! Every year newcomers add it do their list-of-things-to-achieve to feature in one of the 24 images of his calendar.
However the flip side to his fame is the forever surfacing original images that the photographer has taken inspiration from. Whether the images cross the fine line between inspiration and copy/plagiarising is a whole new topic in itself. But here is the latest scoop from his latest calendar that caught out attention.
Kajol’s still from the 2014 calendar has an uncanny resemblance with an Angelina Jolie photo-shoot. Seems like Dabboo is quite a fan of Jolie images as he took inspiration from another still of her for a Ranbir photo in a previous year. We hope this time next year Mr Ratnani find new more original ways to pay homage to his inspirations or perhaps just get smarter in finding inspiration that we can’t locate rather than the obvious Hollywood biggies which the public is unlikely to have missed!