When it comes to the annual celebrity calendars, one name that scores over the rest is certainly that of ace photographer Daboo Ratnani’s calendar. The 2009 edition of the prestigious calendar was recently launched at Olive restaurant in Mumbai.

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“People have known me mostly as a glam face photographer. I wanted to break the tradition and take it a notch sexier than what I have done before,” says Daboo. “The generation that was there before me like Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand. I have not shot with those. I guess I should plan a calendar sometime, like a retro calendar.”

The latest calendar packs an impressive number of Bollywood stars. With 48 celebrities posing for the ultra-exclusive piece, this calendar basically covers all the A-listers. Some of them are: Akshay Kumar, Kangna Ranaut, Sushmita Sen, Abhishek Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

“He always manages to bring out the best in the star which is why you will see every star on this wall,” says Vidya Balan.

The launch ceremony was equally colorful with all the celebs attending it in their own styles. You can check out the pictures here. Ameesha Patel was in particular, delightful to watch!

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