Calendar Watch: Dabboo Ratnani 2009

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Update: A lot of you guessed it right, right away!

Dabboo Ratnani’s 2009 calendar is out and can I say I am not impressed! Why would I want to buy something I have already seen before. Case in point, the month of November which features Amrita Arora pulling off a Lara Croft.

Now, why does that seem familiar? That’s because we have already seen this spread before in the July Maxim India issue!

The calendar has lots more (four stars to a month) but none quite impressive. The only one that stood out was the B&W closeup below and only because it took me a while to figure out who the lady in this picture was and I think I finally know who it is! Can you guess?

You can check out all the months from the calendar here.

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Left: Amrita Arora In Maxim
Right: Amrita Arora in Dabboo Ratnani’s 2009 Calendar


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106 COMMENTS

  1. Amrita’s look is very dated- and comparing yourself to Angelina Jolie is a very very very baaad idea
    My first thought was Jessica Alba- but that can’t be right- can it?




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  2. actually i take that back…thats kajol…phew! took me a while…now I’m a little disappointed coz I realized dabboo ratnani would never get konkona for his calendar




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  3. i love sonam, ayesha’s really cute n sushmita is fierce.. but yes there is nothing new about the calendar.. it looks like i have seen these before..




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  4. I know! I know! I know! Will wait to see if I am right.
    Who’s the one in the lower- boobs-hanging-out pic? Kangana? I am kind of scandalized by it.




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  5. Who is February? The lady showing a lot of skin, next to Shahid Kapoor.

    I can’t for the love of God figure it out, it’s bugging me!




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  6. Lack of theme works against the entire calendar.
    Arjun Rampal’s picture is by far the best, simple and not crass like many of the others.

    The women are very disappointing, unfortunate. I mean one of them looks like a watch ad. And another a soap ad.




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  7. I am going to guess Konkona Sen Sharma!

    And very drab calendar indeed. I liked the Kingfisher one better, it was very creative and beautiful locales!




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  8. Complete lack of creativity and add a lot of hype to that…just doesnt help, does it??
    @ Jesse: thats exactly what I felt when I saw it. They all look like scans of Ads. Seriously…could he not get Aishwarya to do soemthing different FOR ONCE!
    The only one that caught my attention was Abhay Deol




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  9. O gosh this is really poor form for the photographer in question. A vain attempt at being arty-farty. Plus, am still laughing my head off at Abhishek Bachchans picture (I think it was him anyway tugging pseudo-sexily at some item of clothing or another).




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  10. I actually love Abhay Deol’s and Kunal’s pic..but I am biased! Ayeshas is cute and I like Bobby Deol’s old school look. Viveks is cool and Akshay is always a fav, same with Aish! Shahid, Rani, Kareena’s pics were some of the most boring ones!!




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  11. This is NOT a calendar… not by any standards. Mr. Ratnani needs to go check out the Campari or Pirelli calendars, to name just 2, to find out what a real collectible calendar should look like. His is just a collection of bad portfolio shots, fit only for the pages of a film mag.




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  12. Agree with Jesse, No theme. I cant believe they made a calender and expect to sell it with these pics ! Other than Ajay Devgan’s pic…I dint like anything else. I think this one is Konkana Sen…




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  13. I think you guys are right, Konkona’s pic is the best, closely followed by Sonam’s. The calendar-shoot is not creative at all, some of the pics look like they’re straight from movie promotions; others are not artistically pleasing at all.




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  14. KANGANA R…Koko’s features are not this sharp…Deeps eyes are long, almond shaped. Kangana these days has been spotted wearing under-eye kajal….but both Kangana and Deeps have been featured elsewhere in the same calendar (Feb and June resp)… GOD pls help!!




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  15. and duh!! the bottom black and white pic is of konkana…com’on guyzzzz not that hard..only took me a glance to figure it out :p




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  16. it’s konkona, it can’t be deepika or amisha as they have other pics, no actress is repeated.
    I can’t guess who is the woman in August next to Fardeen pics????

    Why is it that in this calender nearly every other pic is of a kindda nude actress, seriously daboo lost all sense os creativity this time and just did face close ups and naked style pics.
    Even kajol and ayesha have very similar sitting on a vehicle pic – how boring!!!!




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  17. Ash is the only one who looks amazing (she looks like her olden days in this picture). Hrithik’s pic is cool too (love the way they used the sword), rest is all blaaah.




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