Dabboo Ratnani’s Bollywood calendar grabbed more eyeballs than usual, this time to the controversy on Kiara Advani’s bold photoshoot. Netizens accused him of plagiarising the idea from international photographer Mari Barsch.
Many had called Dabboo a ‘copycat’ as well as a ‘plagiarist’ which led to Dabboo finally share his side of the story. Now, addressing all these claims, Dabboo has taken to Instagram to defend his concept.
He shared a bold picture of actress Tabu posing with a leaf from his 2002 calendar with a caption, “There’s been a Lil noise about @kiaraaliaadvani‘s breathtaking 2020 calendar shot with a leaf! Guess if I can reuse my camera, I can definitely repeat my own concept! & if at all that doesn’t go well with trolls, then I admit to plagiarising MY OWN SELF.”
Meanwhile, Kiara had shared her photo on her Instagram page with a caption stating, “A leaf out of #DabbooRatnaniCalendar! @dabbooratnani @manishadratnani.”
Apart from Kiara other Bollywood celebs Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sunny Leone, Hrithik Roshan, and Bhumi Pednekar, to name a few, posed for Dabboo’s 2020 calendar.