Lara Dutta Role Bell Bottom: The former beauty queen has dared to do what very few actors dare to with her recently released film Bell Bottom. She essays with élan the role of a woman much older than her in real life. Lara Dutta as late Indira Gandhi in the film as won the hearts of viewers all over. The film also stars Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor.
After the film’s trailer released on August 3, Dutta’s transformation into the late Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi caught most attention. She even started trending on Twitter. Now that the film is out in the theatres, her performance is being praised equally.
Dutta considers this as a lifetime opportunity and revealed that it came with a huge responsibility. She told Bollywood Bubble, “It took three hours on a chair to get into the look of Indira Gandhi. It was freezing cold in Scotland and of course, when you shoot with Akshay Kumar you get up early. Honestly, though, we were so excited each day to see the transformation that it made all these challenges worthwhile.”
Here is what people are saying after watching the film.
Give this makeup artist a national
award in advance..
Did anyone noticed??
She is #laradutta 😲😲
Phenomenal work 🙏🏻🙏🏻🔥🔥#BellBottomTrailer pic.twitter.com/sSCCHsTzuo
— Ronick (@ronik9468) August 3, 2021
That dialogue from Hon'ble then PM Indira Gandhi ji made the audiences to clap and shout 🔥❤🇮🇳
Just before the interval 🔥@LaraDutta ma'am, you will be remembered for this role for years to come.
D-H-O-O-M T-A-R-A 💥 @akshaykumar#BellBottom
— DEBASHIS 🇮🇳 #BellBottom (@Akkian_Debashis) August 19, 2021
Watched #BellBottom in a special show.@akshaykumar's swag is highlight of the film.@LaraDutta is in her finest form. She is totally unrecognisable as #indiragandhi.
Specially loved @_AdilHussain performance as RAW chief.
Story has masala to bring back audience in theatre. pic.twitter.com/JJldRggYj2
— Ashwani kumar (@BorntobeAshwani) August 18, 2021
Earlier, the actor took to Instagram, sharing a behind the scenes video and wrote, “Never had I imagined portraying a personality this pivotal.” In the BTS clip, Dutta can be seen getting her hair and make-up done, and at the end, the outcome stunned her as well. “When I saw how this transformation translated on the screen, everything felt surreal and worth it.”
The trailer opened with an Indian plane being hijacked and people being taken hostage. The film also features Huma Qureshi, among others.
Bell Bottom released on more than 225 screens. It is one of the first films to have a theatrical release.
You can watch the trailer here: