Dabboo Ratnani has revealed that Tabu’s photoshoot back from 2001 acted as an inspiration behind Kiara Advani’s concept amid a plagiarism claim.
Photographer Dabboo Ratnani went to his Instagram and shared a throwback photo of Bollywood Actress: Tabu from his 2001 photoshoot after the Internet accused him of plagiarism with Kiara Advani’s photo.
It all began after Dabboo Ratnani unveiled his 2020 calendar which gave the Internet a fodder to memes and also invited trolls too. In addition to that, Dabboo was also accused of plagiarism for the photo he clicked of Kiara Advani. For the uninitiated, Kiara Advani was seen posing only with a leaf and an international photographer named Marie Bärsch shared the photo of her work and wrote, “I just leave that here.”
Dabboo who has nothing to apologize going by the facts has broken his silence on the plagiarism row by sharing a pic of Tabu he clicked back in 2001. In this pic, Tabu could be seen posing in a similar way Kiara did. Dabbo also wrote,
“Beautiful @tabutiful for #dabbooratnanicalender 2002 #lovenature This timeless & mesmerising shot of Tabu was taken in the year 2001 and it featured in my calendar in the year 2002.”
Dabboo didn’t stop at that and wrote,
“There’s been a little noise about @kiaraaliaadvani’s breathtaking 2020 calendar shot with a 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 #loveandpeace @dabbooratnani @manishadratnani Huge Thanks to my friends who trust me! That’s all that matters”
Have a look at all this below:
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🍃🍀💚 Beautiful @tabutiful for #dabbooratnanicalendar 2002 ❤️📸🗓 #lovenature 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 😅😂🤣🤪 #loveandpeace @dabbooratnani @manishadratnani Huge Thanks to my friends who trust me 💯 ! That’s all that matters ❤️🧿 @dabbooratnanistudio #25yearsofdabbooratnani #dabbooratnani #tabu #kiaraadvani #dabbooratnanicalendar2002 #dabbooratnanicalendar2020 #naturelover #thenandnow Team Details : Makeup @ajayshelarmakepartist Hair @gohar__shaikh
Talking about Kiara, she had shared her photo on her Instagram with a caption that read,
“A leaf out of #DabbooRatnaniCalendar! @dabbooratnani @manishadratnani”
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🔥☘️ ❤️📸🗓 Repost @kiaraaliaadvani A leaf out of #DabbooRatnaniCalendar! @dabbooratnani @manishadratnani 🤩 @kiaraaliadvani ❤️📸🗓 #dabbooratnanicalendar 📸 @manishadratnani @dabbooratnani #2020 #dabbooratnani #manishadratnani #dabbooratnaniphotography . Artist #kiaraadvani Photography @dabbooratnani Assisted by @manishadratnani Makeup @sonicsmakeup Hair @aasifahmedoffical @runwaylifestyl Stylist @lakshmilehr @style.cell Team KA @jubindesai @ashviniyardi Location @rustomjee_spaces Shot on @fujifilmxindia Team DR @myrahratnani @kiararatnani @shivaanratnani @flashratnani Production @dabbooratnanistudio #25yearsofdabbooratnani #dabbooratnanicalendar2020
Dabboo was called both a ‘copycat’ as well as a ‘plagiarist’ which forced him to declare in open that he is very much in his limits whether moral/legal to reuse his work to create something more attractive.