"The idea was to bring his sex appeal to the table."
Usually, January is the month of the year when we see the official annual release of the visionary Indian photographer Dabboo Ratnani’s calendar. However, this year we see launch the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020 in February.
Each year this exceptional calendar features old and new Bollywood stars pose for Dabboo to meet his creative vision for their photos.
The 21st edition of the calendar presents the capture of exquisite photos of top Bollywood stars, including Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Kartik Aaryan, Parineeti Chopra, Varun Dhawan, Sunny Leone and many others.
This year we see some very exciting, innovative and eye-catching shots making their way onto the calendar, including Bhumi Pednekar’s debut year.
Here are the incredible photos from the official Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020 and once again, hats-off to Dabboo for enchanting us with shots which reflect his talents as a renowned photographer.
Bhumi Pednekar makes her debut featuring on the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020, in a shot which is very breathtaking and sensual with her upper half portrayed delightfully in a bathtub.
Speaking of her shot, Bhumi said:
“What a bloody fantastic shot. Ya, I can’t wait for all of you to watch it. My shot is exotic, beautiful, sensual, best debut ever. It deserves a crown!”
Vicky Kaushal is fast-becoming a familiar name in Bollywood with his acting abilities. The shot on the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020 shows us the upper half of Vicky in a swimming pool.
Speaking of the shot, Dabboo revealed:
“He’s a great actor, but people are yet to see the sexy avatar. I wanted to bring that out, and so, we did this picture in a swimming pool.
“We did this shoot on a cold December morning. I could sense that the nip in the air was getting to him, but he went on with the shoot.
“The idea was to bring his sex appeal to the table.”
Described as one of the hottest pictures of the shoot for the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020, Dabboo has given the Jabariya Jodi star a biker girl look with a touch of grunge.
Speaking of her photo, Dabboo said:
“Parineeti is in top shape and she could pull it off.”
“At the same time, I wanted a feminine touch, so we gave her smoky eyes and the lacy corset.”
After the huge success of War (2019), Tiger Shroff has shown that he a maturing into a very well-seasoned Bollywood star. His shot shows off his incredible physique which he continuously maintains.
Speaking of his shot, Tiger said:
“I’ve been telling Dabboo sir to join my gym for the longest time and he hasn’t. And this was the only way to get him into my gym!
“My shot is messy, it’s a pretty cool shot and I think it’s sexy. I’m pretty happy with this year’s shot, I didn’t have to jump around too much!”
Lust Stories star Kiara Advani features in a very sensual and seductive pose on the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020.
Standing nude behind a large green leaf, Kiara looks stunning with a sexy gaze which allures you to the shot. One for those who definitely see Kiara as a lush sex symbol of Bollywood.
Kartik Aaryan whose real name is Kartik Tiwari has catapulted himself into Bollywood fame in a short space of time. He entered films while he was pursuing an engineering degree in biotechnology.
His shot on the Daboo Ratnani 2020 calendar is what can be called ‘clever photography’ which captures Kartik in three different poses and attire but all in one final shot for the calendar.
From an orange shirt and trousers shot on the left and a casual jacket and jeans pose in the mirrors, Kartik wears a formal suit in the central shot giving it a dapper finish.
Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan has appeared on Dabboo Ratnani’s calendars for a number of years.
The shot for 2020, is a stark black and white photo, showing a canny and intriguing expression on the Badla star’s face, wearing a dark jacket with a subtle but catchy white trim.
John Abraham, the model come Bollywood star always has the opportunity to show off his ripped torso on Dabboo’s calendars.
This year it is no different and in fact, the risque feel of the shot leaves very little to the imagination, displaying him with a sexy look, a cheeky expression and wearing nothing else but a just white towel.
Panipat actress Kriti Sanon struck a stunning pose flaunting her long legs for the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020.
Donning a classic white shirt grazing down her shoulders, Kriti looks sexy with her smouldering gaze that makes hearts melt.
Action hero Akshay Kumar is always seen in some exhilarating poses on Daboo’s calendars. This year is no different.
On the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020, Akshay is captured riding a segway whilst ‘walking’ his dog. Wearing a blue tee-shirt and sunglasses. The look is totally cool.
Having been in many Bollywood films and wooing audiences with her wonderful performances, wife of Indian cricket Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma appears on the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020 wearing a wonderful and exquisite blue dress.
Speaking of the shot, Dabboo said:
“We used the blue palate, and because it required a controlled atmosphere, we shot a suburban studio to get the right effect.”
The dress, make-up and pose encapsulates a freshness and authenticates the beauty of this Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi actress.
Hrithik Roshan has made a terrific comeback in 2019 with the massive success of War (2019). He is a familiar Bollywood star on Dabboo’s calendars.
For his shot, the ‘Adonis’ of Bollywood is portrayed in a rugged and masculine pose which shows-off his six-pack and ripped torso, wearing a gun holster and trendy jeans.
Despite being two films old, Ananya is no stranger to the camera. For the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020, the actress posed in neon yellow shorts, a silver cropped jacket and sheer lace heels.
The shot showed us Ananya with her right foot on a neon yellow football as she effortlessly evoked a sporty-chic look.
Shah Rukh Khan
SRK has always been a key Bollywood celebrity to be featured on Dabboo’s calendars for many years.
This year on the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020, we see a serious-looking Shahrukh Khan, wearing a black jacket and white shirt, finished with one hand in the jacket pocket, all in front of a red background.
A popular Bollywood actress who always maintains her art by choosing the right roles, Vidya Balan, appears on the calendar in a very simple but striking and heart-capturing pose.
Speaking of her shot, Vidya said:
“Guess what this time, I just got out of the bath and Dabboo came and did my shot. It is as simple as that. My shot is white, wet and wild!”
Saif Ali Khan
Saif Ali Khan has resurrected his Bollywood career in 2019 with a string of releases. He’s shot on the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020 is one of a very eccentric nature.
Saif poses on a British moped in attire which comprises blue denim and red and white pumps. He holds a helmet which hails the flag of the UK.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an iconic Bollywood actress who has appeared on many of Ratnani’s calendars through the years.
This year she is captured in a very simple but luscious and effective pose focusing on her face and upper body.
With glowing success from his Street Dancer 3D (2020) release, Varun Dhawan features in a canny black and white shot on Ratnani’s calendar.
Simply wearing a hat, a chain around the neck and his nude torso, Varun looks at the camera with an intriguing look with a somewhat sly facial gesture.
This Sri Lankan Bollywood star has featured previously on Dabboo Rantnani’s calendar. This time we see her in a very fascinating pose alongside a horse.
Wearing a floral bra top and a lush flowy black skirt the Race 3 (2018) star holds onto the horse’s reins with her right hand.
Abhishek Bachchan is portrayed in a black and white shot on Ratnani’s 2020 calendar.
Wearing a sleek hat, smart three-piece suit and holding a cane with his right hand, Bachchan junior’s pose is both majestic and poised.
With the prospects of marriage with fellow Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor, Alia is someone who has captured the hearts of many movie-goers with her diverse roles.
On the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020, Alia appears with a facial shot which looks subtle but distinguishably attractive. Her radiant look oozes a gorgeous complexion beaming with youthfulness.
Having been in various Bollywood item songs and films and captivating audiences with her charismatic charm and beauty, Sunny Leone features on the Dabboo Ratnani Calendar 2020 in a nude mesmerising and seductive pose.
Sitting nude behind a large book, Sunny oozes sensuality and her alluring gaze enhances the confidence expressed through this spectacular shot.
Every year Dabboo Ratnani aims to wow audiences with his creativity and talent as an esteemed photographer of the Bollywood stars. The Daboo Ratnani Calendar 2020 has definitely once again shown that this much-loved photographer has an immense vision and approach to his unique photos.