The trailer of “Bellbottom” starring Akshay Kumar released on Tuesday and since then the netizens were talking about the dramatic transformation of actress Lara Dutta for portraying former PM Indira Gandhi in the upcoming movie.
The film is a spy-thriller set in the year 1984, where the adrenaline-packed trailer lives up to the talk around the film and promises an epic adventure filled with world class-action, foot-tapping background score, retro swag, huge production values and Akshay Kumar’s best action role.
Amid all these, Lara Dutta’s appearance as Indira Gandhi captured the attention of netizens and left them in awe of the former beauty queen. In the trailer, Lara is agreeably unrecognizable with her make-up, body language and voice modulation.
“#LaraDutta” began trending on Twitter shortly after the trailer got released and reached one among the top spots in the trend section by Tuesday evening.
One Twitter user wrote, “OMG… this is Lara Dutta, our Miss Universe. She nailed it… looking forward for this movie” while another commented, “Is she Lara Dutta? Unrecognisable”. “My goodness! She is Lara Dutta!”, said a third one.
The netizens also appreciated the make-up artist for doing such an excellent work and said it surely deserves an award.
Speaking about her casting for the role in the film, Lara said at the trailer launch that “I’m playing Mrs Indira Gandhi in the film. That’s me. All it took was a call and they said that Lara this film is being made and we are casting for Indira Gandhi’s role. That is all it took, before I even heard the script. But yes, of course, there is a great responsibility when you’re portraying somebody who is an iconic figure like her”.
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