Mumbai: Lara Dutta thinks it is good to see challenging and exciting roles being offered to actresses today. “I think it is far better today than in the past. I never went to producers saying I am back and ready to do work. I feel you are in a time when good female roles are (being) written. It is a blessing to have those roles being offered,” Lara told PTI.
The 37-year-old actress reveals her upcoming film “Singh is Bliing” happened because her actor friend Akshay Kumar wanted her to be part of the film. So was the case with “Fitoor”, where director Abhishek Kapoor was keen on having Lara on board for the film. ‘Singh is Bliing’ happened because Akshay Kumar called me up for a role. Gattu (director Abhishek Kapoor) is an old friend and he approached me saying there is a role for me in ‘Fitoor’. It was ten days of work and I agreed to do it. ‘Azhar’ happened out of the blue,” she said.
Asked about her roles in her upcoming films, Lara said, “In ‘Singh is Bliing’, the role of Emli is not the leading lady but it is one character that audience will not forget. The role in ‘Azhar’ is powerful and impactful.” The former Miss Universe is glad that actresses today are ruling the roost. “I think that the myth of actresses being pitted against each other is broken. There are so many girls today ruling the roost, like Deepika Padukone, Kangana Ranaut, etc… (they) are all glamorous, but they are selling out films to packed houses based on their talent,” she said.
Lara will be seen in films after a long time in Akshay starrer “Singh Is Bliing” and she doesn’t have any issues with the word “comeback”. “The word ‘comeback’ was coined sometime back and people think it is cool to say it. I don’t care… You can say whatever you want to. That makes no difference,” she said. The “Chalo Delhi” actress has acted in several films but comedy is a genre in which she is most comfortable. “I enjoy doing comedy, that is my forte. The major part of the success in my career is due to comedy films. There is a reason why Akshay called me and offered me a film like ‘Singh is Bliing’,” she added. The Prabhudeva-directed film “Singh Is Bliing” is set to release on October 2.
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