After watching her amazing comic aptitudes in Singh Is Bliing, Lara is in no hurry to sign another film.
“Singh Is Bliing is my first film in two and a half years. My first criteria for doing a film is the time it would take me out of the house away from my daughter Sara. I’ve no burning ambition to face the camera at any cost. I never did. It will take a really interesting role to drag me out of my home, leaving my daughter Sara behind, to go on the sets every day,” confesses Lara, though she admits Sara is well looked after in her absence. “Luckily my husband Mahesh (Bhupati) is a hands-on dad. He takes care of her when I am working. If it wasn’t for Mahesh I wouldn’t have come back to work. Even when I was shooting in Goa for Azhar and in London for Fitoor, Mahesh came down to look after Sara while I was shooting.”
Arc lights beckoned now that Lara’s daughter is 3. When Lara took on Singh Is Bliing the adorable little girl was first told her mom is going to office. “But then Sara would look at me strangely when I came home from shooting wondering why Mama returned home from office with so much makeup on. Now Sara knows I am actress. She is quite happy with what her mother does,” laughs Lara.