Lara Dutta is all set to be seen in the new show, Hiccups and Hookups. Directed by Kunal Kohli, it will stream on Lionsgate Play from November 26. Ahead of the show's release, Lara revealed the reason behind discussing her show with hubby Mahesh Bhupathi. She also said that she is with 'kissing onscreen' and doing intimate scenes because she understands that these are 'technical' while shooting on the sets.
Speaking to Film Companion, she said, "As an actor, I would want to explore all aspects. But in India, I am also someone's wife. I am also a mother, a daughter, and a daughter-in-law. Fortunately or unfortunately, there is certain conditioning that is given to us, it is ingrained in us. So, of course, if I am going to do a show like this, that is a little demanding, it takes a little bit of thinking out to do that."
She added, "So for me, it was very important to discuss the show and the situations in the show with Mahesh, my husband, to figure out how comfortable was I, how far was I ready to go, what were the repercussions and all that. I know what my safety zones are, what my limits are. I am very clear about that as Lara. And, I have never been a prude in my life." ALSO READ:Lara Dutta Reacts To Rumours Of Being On Dating App, Says, ‘I Am Not On Any Dating App, Have Never Been On One’
Talking about her views on intimate scenes for films, she said, "I have done it before as well, and I know I have no problem kissing onscreen. I am okay, only because I know, as an actor, how technical these scenes are to shoot. These scenes do not happen when you get on sets, and you do not throw two actors together and say 'oh now make out and let us see if some chemistry happens'. They happen right from the time (when it is written) in paper."
Adding to that, she also said that if you're lucky to have a director like Kunal who is open to suggestions, then 'nothing is coming as a surprise to you while shooting'. "There is no one telling you 'you put your strap one inch lower'. It is not something sleazy being shot. No uncomfortableness, there is no sleaze going on. It is all very well-thought-out, and like you would choreograph an action scene, you choreograph an intimate scene for a show or movie."