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Beauty queen at work, ‘slave’ at home.

25/09/2014 • Categories: Family, General • Posted by:

hghfShe might be known for her performances in films like No Entry (2005), Billu Barber (2009) and Housefull (2010), but actor and former model Lara Dutta says that for her two-and-a-half year old daughter, she’s far from being a star or beauty queen.

“Saira’s still a toddler and doesn’t really watch TV, or even understand if she sees me on the screen. So, at home when the make-up is coming off, I’m still Saira’s slave,” jokes the 36-year-old, who married tennis champ Mahesh Bhupathi in 2011.

On the work front, Lara is excited that she’s now making her TV debut with an idea she relates to. “I’ll host and judge a reality show, and mentor a bunch of girls competing for a beauty pageant. It’s a nostalgic experience. Where these girls are now, I was there 14 years ago,” says Lara, who won a global beauty pageant in 2000.

“Things have changed a lot. It’s not just about waving at a parade; it’s also about being TV friendly, media savvy and so much more now,” says Lara, ­ruing the fact that India hasn’t really had ­success in international beauty contests, ever since she brought the crown home.

Shooting for TV is, however, something that she’s enjoying. “Television has evolved a lot over the years. I’m, in fact, producing content for ­TV as well, and I wouldn’t mind being part of a fiction show if the format suits me,” says the actor, who turned ­producer with Chalo Dilli in 2011.

She might be known for her performances in films like No Entry (2005), Billu Barber (2009) and Housefull (2010), but actor and former model Lara Dutta says that for her two-and-a-half year old daughter, she’s far from being a star or beauty queen. – See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/tabloid/beauty-queen-at-work-slave-at-home-lara-dutta-tells-all/article1-1268193.aspx#sthash.dd2DSEUi.dpuf
She might be known for her performances in films like No Entry (2005), Billu Barber (2009) and Housefull (2010), but actor and former model Lara Dutta says that for her two-and-a-half year old daughter, she’s far from being a star or beauty queen. – See more at: http://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/tabloid/beauty-queen-at-work-slave-at-home-lara-dutta-tells-all/article1-1268193.aspx#sthash.dd2DSEUi.dpuf


Lara Dutta to host and mentor Miss Diva.

19/09/2014 • Categories: Interviews, Official • Posted by:

gfdThe actor who is soon to anchor and mentor Miss Diva TV series, talks about the importance of international titles.

Miss Diva is a eight-part series which will be aired on Zee Cafe from October 8. It will follow eight days in the lives of 20 girls who have been scouted from all over the country. These girls will stay in a house together and each day they will have to perform a task and win the admiration and vote of the celebrity judge for the day. The celebrities will comprise experts from various fields connected to styling and grooming, and Bollywood. The winner of Miss Diva will get opportunity to represent India in the international Miss Universe pageant.

The beauty pageant Miss Diva is right up your ally. Is that the reason you chose to make your TV debut with this show?
Yes, I have been constantly getting offers to judge reality talent hunts including dance shows. But I didn’t jump at them because TV has never been a priority. This show came out of the blue and materialised fast. If you see, after Priyanka (Chopra), Dia (Mirza) and me there have been no international pageant winners. That’s 14 years now! It does not mean the talent is missing, only it needs a little guidance and direction.

Why do you think is international title eluding us?
I think the aspiration of being a Miss Universe of Miss World is missing. I see that girls participating in the contests are looking either at a career as models in the fashion world or as Bollywood actresses. The international title seems to have lost its sheen for our girls. This show aims to change that. It will showcase to the Indian audiences, the personal journey of a girl, the incredible process of grooming from the time she is chosen to the point when she wins the crown.
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Lara Dutta is back as anchor for Miss Diva Universe TV Series!

18/09/2014 • Categories: Gallery, General • Posted by:

gfThe Yamaha Fascino Miss Diva Universe 2014 pageant gets more spectacular, more glamorous and a lot more competitive as it turns over a new leaf as a TV series.

The pageant will now be held as a docu-series, and this year, it will have nine nail-biting episodes, which will see 15 finalists give it their all. Each episode (to be aired on Zee Cafe), will see the girls prove their mettle on tasks set by celebrity judges, who will test them on different attributes. Full of twists and turns, surprise tasks and innovative challenges, every episode will end in elimination, with three divas being crowned in the finale. The pageant is no longer about beauty alone. It’s about a diva who has all the attributes to make her a complete winner. Once crowned, she will represent India at the Miss Universe pageant. The exciting new format also features a mentor, aptly christened ‘D’. Taking over the onus of guiding them and ensuring India makes a mark on the global platform is the charismatic Lara Dutta, who experienced the same journey before she was crowned Miss Universe 2000.

Lara says, “When Priyanka Chopra, Dia Mirza and I won titles in 2000, India was the pioneer in how a pageant should be conducted. With this new format, we want to replicate that international success. Having been a Miss Universe, I know that life and I’m excited to share it with the girls. The TV series gives the audience a chance to get to know the girls. The eliminations are heart-breaking, but we have to find a winner.”

Talking about the role of ‘D’, she says, “Any girl who has wanted to win a pageant has always looked up to past winners. Through all this, ‘D’ is going to be a mentor, friend, sister and someone who will find out if they have the requisite qualities to represent India internationally. The goal is to help them realise their strengths and to make this a platform where we encourage more talent to participate. If we are able to produce an international winner, it will be the icing on the cake.” Yamaha Fascino is the title sponsor of the pageant, which is styled by Myntra.com.

> Here you can see Lara’s photoshoot for Miss Diva 2014 <



Chalo Dilli with Lara.

18/09/2014 • Categories: General, Interviews • Posted by:

007She has been away from the limelight for a while now. Yet when Lara Dutta turned up in the Capital for “Colgate Bring Smiles, Bright Futures” campaign, she was the cynosure of all eyes. For the past few years Lara has not been shooting for films, busy as she has been with domestic responsibilities. Now she is back producing and acting in a sequel to “Chalo Dilli”. The actor spoke about modelling, acting and biopics, etc.

Please shed light on the sequel to “Chalo Dilli”?
“Chalo China” is going to be a humorous film. Certainly not in the mould of Akshay Kumar starrer “Chandni Chowk to China” which focused on martial arts. I will leave direction to someone else and will only be acting in this venture, which is in post production stage.

As someone staunchly advocating equality, what is your view on female actors’ complaint that their remuneration is far less than their male counterparts?
Equal remuneration is the need of the hour. Cinema is a depiction of society and India is predominantly a male-dominated society. Film industry is no different. The fact is that Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan are bigger draws than Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai and Katrina Kaif. However, this does not mean that talent of female actors is less than male actors. There should be parity.

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Colgate: To practice healthy habits

15/09/2014 • Categories: Gallery, General • Posted by:

00laraColgate was joined by Indian Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe Lara Dutta, to help promote the importance of healthy habits among children in attendance.

“I understand the significance of encouraging healthy habits among children,” said Lara Dutta, who inaugurated the Marquee.  “As a mom, I am proud to join Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® in support of their ongoing mission to creating healthy smiles. The dental experts here at our Marquee will certainly make an impact in the lives of the children who are here with us today.”

Approximately 1,000 children from local elementary schools will attend the Congress to receive free oral health education, dental screenings by volunteer dental professionals and Colgate® product at the Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® (BSBF) Marquee.  The Marquee will promote the benefits of proper dental hygiene by taking the children through different stations including a brushing station, an educational video theater and more.

> Here you can see pictures from this event <



‘Chalo China’ pushed to January 2015!

21/08/2014 • Categories: Movies • Posted by:

001 (6)Back in 2011 the film “Chalo Dilli” that featured Vinay Pathak and Lara Dutta was all set for a sequel titled “Chalo China”. Much like the first film, “Chalo China” would yet again be based on the journey of the lead actors towards their end goal.

Though the film that is set in India was initially expected to take off in April this year has been postponed. Apparently, the film which is expected to be shot across multiple locations across Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia and China, had to be postponed due to the restrictions after the Malaysian aircraft mishap that took place. Due to this delay, the film will not go on floor in January 2015. However, the makers of the film will first be doing a recce of the locations again before commencing the shoot.

“Chalo China” this will be directed by Shashank Ghosh and produced by Mahesh Bhupati’s banner Big Daddy Productions, Lara’s Bheegi Basanti Entertainment and Eros.



A Trump Bash

14/08/2014 • Categories: Gallery, General • Posted by:

011Once business was concluded, it was time to party, as the creme de la creme of Pune society jostled for some Trump-time at a city hotel. From the Poonawallas to the Bhosales, the American tycoon was surrounded by the city’s jet-setters, adorned in their classy best.

Resplendent in an ochre-coloured sari, actor Lara Dutta interviewed Trump and his son Donald Jr in a mini talk show held on the stage set up in the banquet hall. Meanwhile, an otherwise perfectly-coiffed Shobhaa De (accompanied by her youngest, Anindita), managed to trip over her sheer sari, only just managing to keep upright with the help of Natasha Poonawalla.

A self-confessed lover of attention, Trump had his pick of pretty young things, who Mirror observed falling all over themselves, clicking selfies with the business mogul.



Lara to be the face of a new channel?

31/07/2014 • Categories: General • Posted by:

009Sources say that Lara Dutta is being approached to be the brand ambassador of an upcoming channel Sony Pal. The general entertainment channel is being floated by Multi Screen Media (MSM) which owns Sony and SAB among others. The new channel that will start beaming in a couple of months is said to be women-centric, and will have a mix of traditional and modern shows.

Says the source, “Lara, an ex Miss Universe has been a successful actress and was one of the first women to turn producer with the film Chalo Dilli. She is a perfect blend of modern and traditional and will be apt as the face of the channel.” In the past Madhuri Dixit has been the face of Life Ok when it was newly-launched. She was roped in as the channel’s sutradhar guiding viewers about the different programmes on the channel and its philosophy. She was also the face of a food channel Food Food.

As for Sony Pal, the channel has already commissioned several shows that are in various stages of production. Producers like Rajan Shahi and Rashmi Sharma are readying shows with actors like Adaa Khan, Kinshuk Mahajan and Anuj Sachdeva. Sayantani Ghosh will also be seen playing the lead in a period drama Singhasan Battisi on the life of King Vikramaditya.




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