Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s first look from the film Heroine is back in sight. Celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani has launched Ash’s photographs as the first look of his 2012 calendar. Though Ash had issued a legal notice prohibiting the use of these stills, which she had shot for Heroine earlier this year before having to give up the film to Kareena Kapoor, she gave Dabboo her consent to publish them.
“I did a shoot with Aishwarya that was to be featured in the movie (Heroine), much like the one I did with Priyanka Chopra in Fashion. The stills are from the same shoot,” says Dabboo, who recently launched his calendar. So, how did he go about seeking Ash’s permission? “I asked her and it was really kind of her to agree. She does not have a problem with the shoot as far as it is not related to the film,” he says.
Ash was taken off the project by director Madhur Bhandarkar after she announced her pregnancy in June 2011. He stalled it for a while and now, Kareena is in the process of shooting for it.