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28 Sep 2015

Queens Of Bliing (BoxOffice India Interview)

Posted by: monica • Categories: Interviews,Movies

The women in the Singh Is Bliing team – producer Ashvini Yardi and actresses Lara Dutta and Amy Jackson – in conversation with Team Box Office India.

Box Office India: All of you started your careers with Akshay Kumar… Lara (Dutta) started her career with him; Ashvini (Yardi) started her career as a film producer with him; and now Amy (Jackson) is working with him.

Lara Dutta (LD): My first film (Andaaz) was with him. And he keeps reminding me that we are as old as Aarav is because Aarav was born during the schedule of Andaaz. So he always says, ‘Dekh, tu itni buddhi ho gayi hai.’ But he hasn’t changed one bit. He was already a big star when I made my debut in the industry. I had no clue about the industry back then. So, in a way, I had the best teacher in Akshay. I have worked with everybody, from Salman Khan to Shah Rukh Khan, but I haven’t met anyone who works as hard as Akshay Kumar does. He has literally seen every phase. He has seen super-stardom; he has experienced failure; then he rebuilt his career; and has sustained himself for the longest time. He has the maximum amount of streets marked in this business and he has carefully maintained a reputation where he has no big friendships but no ridiculous dushmani either. I think that is really commendable in this business.


27 Sep 2015

“Don’t call it a comeback”

Posted by: monica • Categories: General,Interviews,Movies

After marriage and motherhood, Lara Dutta has been away from the big screen for a while. she’s returning with a slew of exciting films, but refuses to term it a ‘comeback’. Lara talks to us about playing mommy to Saira, her daughter with Mahesh Bhupathi, and more.

Former Miss Universe and actress Lara Dutta has been away from the arclights for a while now, but she is returning to the big screen with three big projects — Fitoor, Azhar and Singh Is Bling. Admitting that she’s been happy playing mom to Saira, her daughter with tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, Lara adds, “But now Saira’s grown up a bit and these interesting offers came up so I decided to get back. I have three drastically different roles in these films and now I intend to get back to the movies seriously.”

While she herself chose to take a break and focus on her family, Lara does not believe that there are fewer roles for married actresses in Bollywood. In fact, she feels that her possibilities have only increased after she tied the knot with Mahesh. “The world has changed now. Actresses who are married get tailor-made roles. And now I can also produce films. I have a nice husband with whose support I can indeed do so many things,” Lara says.

She admits that while her priorities have changed after marriage and motherhood, she doesn’t get a feeling of having “missed out” on anything. “I enjoy looking after my daughter. Mahesh was busy setting up his tennis league, but I’ve had great business support from him.” 


25 Sep 2015

#AskImli – Questions and answers from Twitter!

Posted by: monica • Categories: Interviews,Twitter

Today Lara Dutta anwered for 72 questions from fans. Here you can read all the Q&A chat with Imli from Twitter. We chose few most interested answers. The rest you can read by clicking “more…” below the post.

Question 8
@AbhayLD: Some funny memories while shooting for @SIBTheFilm
Lara: For #DilKareChuChe, I carried a bucket of ice for my broken foot!

Question 14
@iamwildcat: What do you think abt your fc ?
Lara: Love you guys, you’ll work really hard & I really appreciate it :)

Question 23
@beingdev_1: How much role do u have in #SIB ????
Lara: The role you won’t forget after you leave the theatre!

Question 30
@RocKstrGirl: What kind perusal f relation Imli shares with Raftaar Singh?
Lara: Imli and Raftaar have a love-hate relationship.

Question 40
@bajaj_shanaya: Is Saira enjoying watching you in this film?
Lara: Her favourite song is #DilKareChuChe! Not kidding. She thinks her mother is a rockstar! :)

Question 53
@mdsulaimankhan: What were your dreams as a child?
Lara: To be an astronaut and a ballerina, together at the same time.

Question 66
@SinghRowdysingh: Are playing a Villain or Comedy Villain in Singh is Bliing?
Lara: Not the villain, Kay Kay is the meaner one, I’m the prettier one :)


22 Sep 2015

“Dil Kare Chu Che” video is here!

Posted by: monica • Categories: Movies

18 Sep 2015

“No pressure of playing glamorous roles.”

Posted by: monica • Categories: Movies

Actress Lara Dutta, who is essaying a geeky character in “Singh is Bling”, says she does not have the pressure of playing a leading lady or being glamorous on screen anymore.

After giving birth to a child in 2012, Lara took a break from acting. Now she is elated to be back with Akshay Kumar-Amy Jackson starrer film.

“There is no pressure of playing the heroine or love interest of the hero. I can actually be the actress and have fun by playing great roles, forget about what your looking like, what your hairstyle and clothes are like,” Lara told PTI.  “One can look beyond all these things and focus on acting. It was a good time to be back,” she said.

However, the 37-year-old actress has no issues staying away from glamorous roles.  “I am completely ok with it (not playing glamorous roles) don’t have any problem with it. For me, its liberating to not have that constant pressure on you,” she said.

Lara thinks heroines of Hindi films are stereotypical and she wants to break away from that. “For the last 10 years or so I was doing the same thing… Doing glamorous films except one or two films ‘Billu Barber’ or ‘Chalo Delhi’. I think the Hindi film heroine is stereotypical. It is nice to have an opportunity to have that freedom to not to do that anymore,” she said.


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