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.
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.