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Posted on 10/02/2014 in Movies, Official

The tennis champ will produce his wife’s comeback film, a quirky family comedy. Lara Dutta was supposed to return from a three-year maternity leave with Chalo China, the sequel of her first home production, Chalo Dilli.

In an earlier interview to Mirror (February 24), she had sounded upbeat about taking the franchise forward. “Chalo China will be shot in multiple locations across Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia and China. This film is not set in India,” she had said. But those travel plans have been put on hold for now.

Mirror has learnt that Lara, who was last seen in a special appearance in Farhan Akhtar’s Don 2 in 2011, will now make her comeback with a film which will be co-produced by her tennis star husband, Mahesh Bhupathi, along with debutant producer Virender Arora.

Titled Abhi Nahi To Kabhi Nahi, the comedy of errors revolves around a quirky Indian family. “Lara plays Pankaj Kapur’s daughter, a well-to-do small town girl who runs a cafe. Her life turns topsy turvy when she falls in love with Kay Kay Menon’s character, an aspiring hotelier,” revealed a source close to the production. The source added that Lara was bowled over by the script and instantly agreed to come on board. “It’s Kay Kay’s most romantic film yet and a perfect vehicle for the former Miss Universe to get back in Bollywood,” said the source.

The film boasts of an ensemble cast and negotiations are underway with several other actors. Abhi Nahi To Kabhi Nahi goes on floors in December and is expected to be shot extensively in North India.




Posted on 09/25/2014 in Family, General

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.

“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



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 Gallery, General

The 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 <




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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