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Posted on 07/28/2015 in General, Interviews

Remember Sonakshi Sinha’s advertisement where she comes on screen and asks – ‘Kya aapke toothpaste mein namak hai? ’ Well that’s the thing of the past, as, in comes Lara Dutta who’s endorsing a toothpaste which has ‘charcoal’ in it!

A model, former Miss Universe and an actress Lara Dutta has been roped in to endorse a brand new paste by Colgate – Colgate Total Charcoal Deep Clean.

The Chalo Dilli actress had an exclusive chat with Dailybhaskar.com where she spoke at length about maintaining oral hygiene while shooting intimate scenes in films, the one Bollywood actress who sports beautiful smile, oral health care tips and a lot more! Read on…

Q: As an ex-Miss Universe and an actress how important is oral hygiene for you?
As Miss Universe I would say that well maintained teeth are equivalent to great smile, and a great smile certainly endears public. As an actor, yes oral hygiene is extremely important especially when we do intimate scenes and that too with complete strangers. While shooting such sequences you don’t want to come across as an unhygienic idiot who people shy away from.

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Posted on 05/18/2015 in Interviews, Movies

Lara Dutta Bhupathi sails into the office, cool in a sundress, orders a black coffee, sinks into a chair and a “Phew!” escapes past her lips. “Life is far more hectic when you’re focusing on three people instead of one. I wasn’t so busy when I was just a movie star,” says Lara who today is the supportive wife of tennis ace, Mahesh Bhupathi, a multi-tasking homemaker and hands-on mummy to Saira, who now that her three year old is enjoying playdates and sleepovers, is slowly getting back to the archlights.

She’s just returned from a schedule of ‘Singh is Bling’ in Goa. “We shot a song on the beach. The last time I did a song was for ‘Don 2’, four years ago. And now I had to perform Prabhudheva’s choreography,” says Lara who agreed to be a part of the unconventional love triangle because Akshay Kumar is an old friend. ‘Fitoor’ was another film she accepted because she’s known director Abhishek Kapoor since she was 17. He’d come to her with his first film, ‘Aryan’. She didn’t have dates then but now she’s a part of his Indianised Great Expectations. “Mine is the only character who’s not in Charles Dickens’s book. She fills a void in artist Noor’s (Aditya Roy-Kapur) life as friend and mentor till he abruptly loses her,” explains Lara who after two days of shoot, fractured her foot but was back on the sets after three days and five days after ‘Fitoor’, was going Blingy in Goa. “That’s an actor’s glamorous life,” she smiles.

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Posted on 10/14/2014 in General, Interviews

Lara Dutta, the last Indian lass to bring the Miss Universe crown home in 2000, is mentoring aspiring beauty queens through her TV debut show `Miss Diva Universe`. She says it is time to focus on the new lot, their individualities and train them to be all-rounders. “Miss Diva Universe 2014”, which premiered Oct 6 on channel Zee Café, is a whole new property and completely re-branded, she said.

“What I like most about it is that with the show, the country will actually get a chance to know the girls who are competing for international crown rather then seeing newspaper one morning and reading about the winner,” Lara told reporters. Most importantly, the show helps in discovering the 15 contestants’ individuality. “All of them (aspirants) either try to embrace Aishwarya Rai, Priyanka or me, but I think if they can bring their own individuality and personality, it will be more important thing.

“Be yourself. Be totally comfortable and confident in your skin. That’s what we are looking at,” said the diva when asked about the USP of the TV show. Srishti Rana bagged the Miss Asia Pacific World title last year, but it has been a dry spell for India at Miss Universe and Miss World contests since 2000. Lara says there are several reasons behind the contestants not winning the crown.

“The (format of the) contest has changed a lot from the time Priyanka Chopra, Dia Mirza or I won. So, I think it’s good step to re-brand the entire thing because internationally too the requirements are changing. The way the contests are conducted is way different from the time we won,” said the 36-year-old.

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Posted on 09/19/2014 in Interviews, Official

The 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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Posted on 09/18/2014 in General, Interviews

She 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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