Ace photographer Dabboo Ratnani's picture of Kiara Advani on his 2020 calendar has been one of the hot topics of discussion, especially on the Internet. And the other day, a BTS picture from his photo shoot with Kiara had both of them holding the signature leaf. Dabboo even added a funny caption which read 'Beleaf in yourself.'
Here's Daboo Ratnani unplugged talking about Kiara and her shoot for the picture in question.
Excerpts from the conversation:
The Kiara picture on your 2020 calendar has been a hot topic of discussion till date...
It has been amongst the Top 2 on my Insta in terms of the response it generated. Even on Kiara's Insta for that matter. The result was the outcome of two creative people getting together and thinking alike (pauses).
I have worked with leaves and flowers in the past as props. I tend to revisit my old concepts and rework on them. Which is why I put out the Tabu picture, when there was so much hullabaloo on social media (some said that Daboo had copied the concept of Marie Barsch). But honestly, it didn't bother me much.
What was the response to the Tabu pic?
Amazing. Many people hadn't noticed it in those days; there was no social media then. Now, I have started thinking that I should put out some other old pictures too on social media.
I am just a bit amused by the way that social media interprets things. Let's take the example of the pic of Jacqueline Fernandez on a horse. I have done a similar thing before with Preity Zinta, Katrina Kaif, Asin and Akshay Kumar. Why is everything scanned with a magnifying glass, today? Honestly, I hadn't even seen that picture for which so much noise was made.
Was Kiara feeling shy while shooting this picture?
No, she was game for it. It's just her midriff and bare shoulder showing. A lot is left to the imagination and I always prefer that way.
There have been far more sexier pictures which are even in-your-face types that several other lensmen have shot.
Has any comment been useful to you in making you feel that perhaps you should have done it some other way and got a better result?
Yes. Sunny Leone picture, this calendar has it. She covers herself with a long book and someone wrote that she would have looked better if her hair had been tied up and she wore a chashmah.
So, I make notes. And I don't rule it out that I even implement some of them.
Image Source:- instagram.com/kiaraaliaadvani/ dabbooratnanistudio
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