Lara Dutta Reveals Why She Took A Break From Bollywood; ‘I Was Tired Of Playing Hero’s Girlfriend Or Wife
Lara Dutta revealed she took a break from films because she was tired of playing the hero’s wife or girlfriend roles
Actress Lara Dutta made an impressive comeback with Akshay Kumar starrer ‘Bell Bottom’, where she essayed the role of former Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi. The actress stayed away from Bollywood for a couple of years post embracing motherhood. Now, in a recent interview, Lara revealed why she took a break from films and explored comedy movies. The Partner actress admitted that she felt 'jaded' from being cast in roles that required her to be the hero 'girlfriend or wife.'
While speaking to PTI, Lara stated that, back then, the film industry was in a different space. When she reached her early 30s, she started feeling tired of playing the roles of either’s hero’s girlfriend or wife. She was quoted saying, "By the time I reached my early 30s, I honestly may have gotten a bid jaded. The industry was in a different space back then. You were cast because a glamorous actress had to be cast in a film. You were invariably playing the hero's girlfriend or wife. I got tired of it.”
The 43-year-old actress mentioned that the comedy genre gave her a lot more opportunities to perform and to show her versatility. “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 glamorous heroine on screen,” Lara further revealed.
Adding to this, the actress asserted that by the time she become a mother in her early 30s, she had gotten jaded. Thus, it was important and refreshing for her to take that step away. Notably, Lara has been a part of successful Hindi comedy movies such as ‘No Entry’,‘Bhagam Bhag’, ‘Partner’, and the ‘Housefull’ series. Lara was most recently seen in Zee5’s drama ‘Kaun Banegi Shikharwati.’ ALSO READ: Lara Dutta REACTS To Trolls Targeting Actresses Working In Their 40s; 'Like Everyone Else, Even We Are Ageing'