Dabboo Ratnani Calendar: 24 stars dazzle in their hot avatars


India’s leading fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani is famed for his annual collectible calendar featuring hot ladies and eye-candy men of Bollywood. Each year 24 stars brightens the calendar, and top celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan, among some others are a regular feature on it. Rarely do we see so many top stars come together for a single project.

The launch of the calendar is an awaited glamorous event, and like every year since 1999, the star-studded calendar was launched at a lavish event at Mumbai’s Olive on January 11. The launch event was graced by several celebrities from the world of showbiz, including those who featured in this year’s calendar. However, most them couldn’t turn up for the launch.

The twenty-four stars who sizzled on the calendar this year included Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonakshi Sinha, Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Parineeti Chopra, Shraddha Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh, Kriti Sanon and Anushka Sharma, while Disha Patani, Tiger Shroff, and Sunny Leone marked their debut on the high-profile calendar.

Each of them looked stunning and ravishing in the photographs, which included some black-and-white classy shots, a few bold and racy pictures and some breath-taking and stylish frames.

The three debutants – Disha, her alleged boyfriend Tiger and Sunny looked hot and sexy in their photographs. Tiger posed shirtless, hanging down from a crane hook with a hammer in hand. His picture had the background of a construction site. Disha posed topless, looking directly at the camera with smokey eyes and perfectly blow-dried hair, and black boots. Sunny too was bold with just a shimmering golden jacket thrown over her shoulders.

Amitabh Bachchan photo was reminiscent of his iconic movie ‘Sholay’. The legendary actor looked cool in a leather jacket as he posed on a motorbike, and seated on the sidecar was an adorable dog wearing shades.

Shah Rukh’s black-and-white photo saw him in a rugged avatar, wearing a torn vest, carrying heavy tyres in the backdrop of a pile of tyres. Another black-and-white picture was of Ranveer, who posed with splashed water dripping from his bearded face. Abhishek was clicked looking straight into the camera with a thoughtful expression. His picture too was in black-and-white, along with those of Arjun Rampal, Jacqueline, Sonakshi and Siddharth.

Varun was a Rockstar in leather jacket, cross earring dangling from one ear and holding a guitar. Hrithik went shirtless flaunting his ripped muscles and toned abs. He is seen holding some sort of machine in one of his hands. Sanjay Dutt posed amidst Nature under a huge tree.      

Aishwarya was gorgeous in her Bohemian avatar, while Priyanka shot was striking in denim shorts and vest, with a black sweat-jacket over her shoulders. Parineeti did a beautiful pose in night pyjamas on a red mattress. A thing to be noted is her initials ‘PC’ is embroidered on her top. Kriti posed lying on bed wrapped in a sheet with boots on, and an alcohol bottle and her clothes are seen strewn around. The actress called it the “Morning Hangover” shot. While sharing it on Instagram.

Vidya also did a hot pose covering herself in a fur coat, but baring her shoulders and showing off her cleavage. Alia looked pretty with her dimpled smile, taking a dip in the pool with a floral band on her head. Shraddha scorched the seaside with her hot pose.