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Lara Dutta admits to be jaded from the same roles in the past

Writer: Heidi Hsia

Lara got tired of constantly playing the hero's glamourous girlfriend or wife
Lara got tired of constantly playing the hero's glamourous girlfriend or wife.

26 Jan - Lara Dutta recently admitted that the reason she slowed down her career in previous years was not just because of her daughter, but because of the kind of roles that were given to her.

The actress and Miss Universe 2000, who made her acting debut in 2003's "Andaaz", shared in a recent interview that she felt a bit jaded as she reached her 30s with the kind of roles that were offered to her.

"The industry was in a different space back then. You were cast because a glamourous actress had to be cast in a film. You were invariably playing the hero's girlfriend or wife. I got tired of it," she said.

Lara was 21-years-old when she was crowned Miss Universe 2000
Lara was 21-years-old when she was crowned Miss Universe 2000.

The actress enjoys being mum to 10-year-old daughter Saira
The actress enjoys being mum to 10-year-old daughter Saira.

That is also why, said Lara, that she chose instead to do comedy films like "No Entry" and "Partner" that would give her more space to show off her talent.

"It gave me a lot more to do than be someone's wife of girlfriend. I left my mark by doing comic films that were successful and popular. That became my sweet spot and gave me the opportunity to do more than just be a pretty glamourous heroine on screen," she added.


As to what makes her want to return, Lara said that the influx of streaming services has enabled actors to widen their talent.

"When I decided to step out and do work, OTT platforms entered the country and changed the entire landscape for actors. So now there was better work to do than when you stepped away. I'm having the time of my life," she added.

The actress stars in EE5 Original, 'Kaun Banegi Shikharwati'
The actress stars in EE5 Original, "Kaun Banegi Shikharwati".

Cinema Online, 26 January 2022

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