CELEBRITY NEWS: Controversy has struck over Dabboo Ratnani’s recent annual Bollywood calendar. It was the steamy picture of actor Kiara Advani, that had tongues wagging.
Social media users accuse the celebrity photographer of plagiarising the shot believed to have been originally shot by photographer Marie Bärsch
The Kabir Singh actor can be seen posing bare, strategically hidden behind a leaf. Several memes of it have also been doing the rounds.
Take a look at the picture below, as shared by the actor:
The said picture was soon shared on social media, and the similarities are striking. She too took to share the photo again hinting at the recent controversy.
Now, Ratnani has spoken up on the entire issue. Sharing a photo of actor Tabu clicked by him.
Penning his message he wrote, “This timeless & mesmerising shot of Tabu was taken in the year 2001 and it featured in my calendar in the year 2002. There’s been a lil noise about @kiaraaliaadvani‘s breathtaking 2020 calendar shot with leaf ☘️ ! Guess if I can reuse my camera, I can definitely repeat my own concept! & if at all that doesn’t go well with trolls, then I admit to plagiarising MY OWN SELF.” He also extended his gratitude to his friends for their trust in him. “That’s all that matters,” he signed off.