Actor Lara Dutta, who was last seen in Azhar (2016) and web series Hundred, has made a comeback on the big screen with a bang. The actor essays the role of former prime minister of India Indira Gandhi in the espionage thriller Bell Bottom, set in the 1980s. The movie is headlined by Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor and Huma Qureshi. The trailer of the much-awaited film was launched on Tuesday but the surprise element in the trailer was Lara’s look in the film. She was unrecognisable and fans were left pretty intrigued.
Netizens even gave a huge shout out to the make-up artiste behind Lara Dutta's look and said that he/she deserves a National Award. Looking at the response from the fans, Lara Dutta’s heart is filled with gratitude. On Wednesday, she took to Instagram and dropped a couple of pictures in her Indira Gandhi look, along with Akshay standing behind her. Sharing the snaps on her page, Dutta mentioned that she is overwhelmed with people’s reactions while thanking Akshay and director Ranjit Tewari for offering her the role.
Lara credited the success of the look to the make-up and prosthetic artist Vikram Gaikwad. Read her statement below:
She wrote, “The response to our trailer for #BellBottom and the appreciation for the role of Mrs. Indira Gandhi has been overwhelming and my heart is filled with gratitude!! I’m so thankful for the faith that @akshaykumar @ranjitmtewari @jackkybhagnani @deepshikhadeshmukh and @pooja_ent had in me! And I’d also like to thank and give full credit to Vikram Gaikwad and his team for the incredible prosthetics and make up! Can’t wait for you’ll to watch the film in the theatres!! See you there on the 19th of August!!!” ALSO READ: Bell Bottom Trailer: Lara Dutta Looks Unrecognisable As Former Indian PM Indira Gandhi In The First Rushes Of The Film; Netizens Mesmerised With Actor’s Transformation
Jackky Bhagnani also feels gratitude towards Bell Bottom on how the fraternity helped them to release the film in the theatres. An excerpt of his post read, "This is not just mine but our film. Gratitude always Big thank you to our viewers for this overwhelming response to the trailer."
Image source: YouTube/ Pooja Entertainment