He is one of the most nuanced, ace and renowned celebrity photographer of bollywood film industry who is loved by all the actors and interesting bit of information here is that global superstar Hrithik’s film debut happened thanks to photographer Dabboo Ratnani.
This is true that one of most loved and renowned bollywood superstar also known as greek god of dancing, Hrithik’s film debut happened thanks to photographer Dabboo Ratnani.
This might be an unknown fact to fans and audiences who love the superstar a lot and are waiting for his comeback on celluloid screens, but its true that the most hit film of year 2000 which made him a permanent and popular face of bollywood and also was his big ticket into B-town, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai which is Hrithik’s film debut happened thanks to photographer Dabboo Ratnani.
We all know how the iconic and stellar photographer Dabboo Ratnani has been part of this glamorous showbiz world for more than 25 years now and is most popularly known for his annual bollywood celebrity calendar that features all the A lister Bollywood actors which he has been doing from past 22 years now and the most new latest edition of 2021 is about to release soon.
Teasing fans and netizens already, Dabboo has already released the pictures of Vidya Balan, Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunny Leone, Tara Sutaria also including the latest calendar debutante, South superstar Vijay Deverakonda today.
Dabboo has worked with the biggest bollywood stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan who are regulars in his annual calendars but this was an unknown fact that his photographs even got a star’s entry into bollywood films and the actor in question here is Hrithik Roshan and revealing about how his photos got Hrithik his big break into bollywood with Kaho Na Pyaar Hai during his recent interview with a leading digital entertainment portal, Dabboo said, “I shot Hrithik’s first portfolio before Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai. He got the movie because of it. His father, Rakesh Roshan called me after the photoshoot and said that after watching my portfolio, he decided to make a film with his son”.
Also sharing about how he actually didn’t know who he was, Dabboo shared, “When Hrithik came to me, he did not tell me he was Rakesh Roshan’s son. He was a junior to me in school, so we had that connection and he used that link to say how he got to know about me. He came to my house, showed me his clothes and through the whole time, he did not tell me his second name. He just introduced himself as Hrithik. It was only after Rakesh sir called me that I got to know he was his son”.
Speaking about his friendship with the superstar Hrithik Roshan which has spanned almost two decades now, Dabboo added, “Hrithik really loved that I did not discriminate on the basis that he was a star kid. I gave him as much attention as I did give to anyone else, and because of that, that friendship has lasted more than 25 years. He told me that he always wants me to stay honest with him. And with so much experience in the industry, they know who is genuine and who is fake”.