Disha Patani, who made her big Bollywood debut in the blockbuster MS Dhoni : The Untold Story , finds herself amongst the biggest stars in the Hindi film industry in Dabboo Ratnani’s annual calendar.
The famed photographer who launches his calendar every year features newsmakers, game changers and the biggest stars in Bollywood.
After sweeping all the Best Debutantes awards this season, Disha will next be seen in the international film Kung Fu Yoga, where she has been cast opposite cinema legend Jackie Chan. The actress emerged on the Numero Uno spot of Top Trending Bollywood Actors (Female) on Google’s ‘Year in Search 2016’, elbowing out some of the biggest Bollywood stars.Hence it comes as no surprise that when Dabboo Ratnani was looking for a fresh entrant into his calendar, he zeroed in on Disha, who the trade and industry is touting “a talent to watch out for”.
In a smouldering shoot, Disha , who is a trained dancer and gymnast shows off her toned physique in a sensual image ,sporting smoky eyes and leather boots.
Talking about why he chose Disha to be part of his highly-anticipated calendar says Dabboo, “Disha is very photogenic. Every year, I feature one debutant. I’m glad I chose her for this year. I’d worked with before, for a brand calendar shoot. I saw great potential and spark in her. And I wanted to do a shoot with her again someday. What better then shooting her for my own calendar?”
Says Disha Patani, “This is my first time in the calendar, we wanted it to stand out. It was Dabboo’s concept and I just followed references he showed me. I am comfortable with my body so there’s never been scope of any inhibitions. I didn’t get a chance to work out, I was travelling and came back and got a call to come for the shoot. I didn’t have enough time. For me fitness is a lifestyle”.