There are no half measures when Lara Dutta talks. It’s straight from the heart. Without giving it a second thought, the actor on a comeback confesses her career is still not top priority. That honour is safe and secure with her domestic life. Her frankness extends to her co-stars and colleagues as well. She’s all praise for longtime friends Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra. The warmth only doubles when she speaks of husband Mahesh Bhupathi and daughter Saira. Every bit of her focus is devoted to her better half and child. But that doesn’t mean she’s step motherly towards acting. She makes sure she gives it her all when it comes to performing on the set of Singh Is Bling. Her commitment goes to the extent of getting bruised when it comes to doing physical comedy. One of the most beautiful women in the world is a lot more detached from fame and fortune than you’d think is possible…
The actress has been roped in to endorse a variant of a toothpaste by consumer products major Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited that promises a complete oral care – Colgate Total Charcoal Deep Clean. The “Partner” star says this aspect of the product range made her come on board.
“All of us are aware of the importance of oral hygiene in the context of overall well-being. The new range got my attention straight away because it provides superior cleaning and complete mouth protection.”
Lara, who has a long-standing association with Colgate, said in a statement. She will feature in the new television commercial for the product as well. Eric Jumbert, brand’s director of marketing, notes that Lara is an apt choice as she embodies all the qualities of the brand.
Earlier it was rumoured that Nimrat Kaur would be seen playing a lawyer in Anthony D’Souza’s biopic on the cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin. However, now we hear that Nimrat has opted out of the project citing date issue, but the interesting bit is that Lara Dutta has been roped in to essay the said part.
Confirming the same, the film’s director Anthony D’souza says, “Yes Lara will be playing the role of a lawyer in Azhar, and we will commence work on the film in the coming few days.” Though Anthony confirmed her presence in the film, more details are unavailable. However, we hear that while all the other characters in the film are inspired by real people, Lara’s character may be fictitious but it takes the story forward.
Azhar that stars Emraan Hashmi in the title role, it will also feature Prachi Desai and Nargis Fakhri. Produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and MSM Motion Pictures, Azhar is slated for release in May 2016.
Lara Dutta’s career seems to have gotten a new lease of life what with top projects coming her way thick and fast. After bagging a pivotal part in Akshay Kumar’s ”Singh Is Bling” and an interesting role in Abhishek Kapoor’s Aditya Roy Kapur-Katrina Kaif-starrer ”Fitoor”, the actress is closing a deal with Ekta Kapoor for the upcoming biopic on former cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin.
Although a year away from release, the film has generated lots of buzz after the one-minute teaser which was launched last month featuring Emraan Hashmi who plays the title role. While Nargis Fakhri will essay the role of Azhar’s second wife Sangeeta Bijlani, Nimrat Kaur (of The Lunchbox and Homeland fame) was supposed to play the role of a lawyer.
The actress opted out due to unknown reasons. But since the film goes on floors in July, the makers don’t have much time to be involved in casting crisis and have promptly started negotiating with Lara, who’s shown interest in the film and is likely to board the project soon.
“Lara has been given a narration and the deal should be sealed in a couple of weeks. It’s a very strong role, one that fits her personality quite well. The modalities are currently being worked out. Once the remuneration is agreed upon, the project will move forward with her,” a source told.
Also starring Prachi Desai in the role of Azhar’s first wife, the film directed by Tony D’souza is slated for a summer 2016 release.
The silent tiff between Twinkle Khanna and Lara Dutta was a long know fact. But recently it has been found that the two have been bonding big time.
Lara Dutta is working with Akshay Kumar in ‘Singh is Bling’. While Twinkle often visits the sets with her daughter, Lara too, brings her daughter on the sets. And both their daughters have become playmates.
A Deccan Chronicle report quoted a source from the sets saying, “The two were overheard talking about the importance of taking a break from their respective careers to spend time with their children. In fact, even their respective daughters were seen having a gala time on the sets, being the centre of attention.”