Dabboo Ratnani’s 2013 calender will see two new Bollywood faces. The ace photographer recently did a photo shoot with newbies, Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan of Student Of The Year fame and says he has a long association with both the actors.
“I have shot with Varun and Alia, they are the two new faces (in the calendar for this year),” Ratnani said at a pre-launch event for the calendar.
“I recently did a first photo shoot with Varun for a magazine and he was brilliant in the pictures. It didn’t feel like I was shooting with him for the first time, it was like a connection from the first shoot itself. Then we thought of introducing him in the calendar,” he added.
Every year since the past 14 years, Ratnani has been creating a special celebrity calendar annually.
Recalling his association with Varun Dhawan, Ratnani says, “I shot with Varun for Stardust and actually there is a long story with Varun. The first time I met with Varun he was threee days old. David used to stay in my building and Rohit(Varun’s brother) and Varun both were born in front of me,” he said.
Varun Dhawan is the son of filmmaker David Dhawan.
Taking about his history with Alia Bhatt, Ratnani said, “With Alia, I shot for a look test for Karan Johar’s film and with her also, I go a long way back. Pooja (Bhatt) and me have been shooting together since I was an assistant. So there is a connection with both Varun and Alia and both of them made beautiful pictures,” he added.