"Black and white is a beautiful medium, it just gives that whole drama," says fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani who is basking in the furore of his 2013 Calendar that showcases twenty four big stars of Bollywood captured in their magnificent splendor. In an intimate conversation with Bollywood Hungama's Faridoon Shahryar, Dabboo discusses twelve exclusive images from his latest calendar and deconstructs the idea, the lighting and the projection of his thought process while designing the respective pictures, first in his mind and then the final visualization. In the first of a two parts slideshow, we present six pictures with Ratnani's thoughts both in print as well as video. Time for some light-n-shade, starry aura and of course, timeless magic….
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya has been a part of all my calendars. We decided to go with this little more glam kind of a look and she is looking beautiful in the picture. The face is looking absolutely stunning. She gave us enough time and gave us 100% while we were shooting. We planned the shoot in J W Marriott, Mumbai, in a lovely suite. We got the picture in the beautiful magic hour light. The shoot literally took five minutes. The magic hour light that was coming through the hotel window was there only for 10-12 minutes. Our shoot from start to finish including the placement, the shoot and our behind the scenes pictures finished in 10-12 minutes.
Watch the video: "Aishwarya's Face Is Looking Absolutely Stunning": Dabboo Ratnani