Lara Dutta Transformation As Indira Gandhi: Akshay Kumar and Lara Dutta starrer 'Bellbottom' trailer was released on 3 August, 2021. Netizens have gone gaga over Lara Dutta and the transformation she has undergone to portray the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the upcoming film.
She is garnering praises for how well she has stepped into the character. She has worked really hard on her makeup, voice modulation and body language and that's evident from the trailer.
Here's how netizens reacted
Just wow! Give the make-up artist of #bellbottom an National award already.— Deep Mitra Roy (@Royisback7) August 3, 2021
I bet you can't guess this Bollywood actress portraying the role of #indiragandhi.Loved the #BellBottomTrailer ..Can't wait for the movie to release,specially performance by #LaraDutta pic.twitter.com/r871PkzHCw
@LaraDutta @akshaykumar Saw the trailer of BellBottom. Super congratulations. It looks very promising movie and only after seeing multiple tweets could recognise Ms Lara as Indira Gandhiji. What an amazing make-over, best wishes to the team#LaraDutta #BellBottom #IndiraGandhi pic.twitter.com/DusRAlBq4H— Eyedoc Prathmesh Mehta (@prathmeshgm) August 3, 2021
#LaraDutta as #IndiraGandhi in #BellBottom 😳 The change over is unimaginable nd this picture say's everything 🙌🙌— 🎭 Finding Anamika 🎭 (@kumudhagopal) August 3, 2021
The #BellBottomTrailer looks 🔥 promising and written blockbuster on it's way.!! @akshaykumar @humasqureshi @LaraDutta @Vaaniofficial #BellbottomInCinemasAug19 pic.twitter.com/DgSBPIOvOj
Here's how Lara Dutta transformed into Indira Gandhi
In an interview, Lara Dutta said that portraying Indira Gandhi was a big responsibility because she is an iconic figure. There was a lot of homework and research that went behind it but she called it a lifetime opportunity.
The film also deals with with a hijack situation that happened during her stint as the Prime Minister. She was extremely centred and so portraying her in that form was important, she said.
It was difficult to recognise the 46-year-old actor in the movie. As per netizens, the makeup and prosthetics have been brilliant done. Her makeup artist also got many mentions on social media.
More about Lara Dutta
Dutta won the Miss Universe pageant in 2000. With this feat, she became the second Indian to win the crown. She has acted in movies like Housefull, Partner, No Entry and Don 2. Singh Is Bling was Dutta's last movie with Akshay Kumar. It released in 2015. Read more about the star cast of Bell Bottom.
More about Bell Bottom
This spy-thriller revolves around a true plane hijack incident from the 1980s in India. Bell Bottom is slated to release in theatres on August 19. It has been directed by Ranjit M Tewari. Vaani Kapoor and Huma Qureshi will also be seen in the film.
Here's the trailer of the film