Lara Dutta Indira Gandhi role in Bell Bottom Film | ‘Don’t joke, how can I be Indira Gandhi’ – Lara Dutta laughs when Akshay Kumar tells Lara Dutta to play Indira Gandhi in Bell Bottom film
When Akshay Kumar spoke to Lara Dutta for the role of Indira Gandhi .  Photo Credits: Instagram
- Akshay Kumar suggested Lara Dutta for the film Bell Bottom
- The actress started laughing after hearing that she became Indira Gandhi from the actor.
- When Akshay Kumar is joking to Lara Dutta, then the film was amazing
Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar has revealed that he laughed out loud when he suggested his Bellbottom co-star Lara Dutta to play former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the film Bellbottom and couldn’t believe it. He said that Lara thought he was joking with her as the actress “didn’t see any similarities between her and Indira”.
Talking to a leading daily, Akshay Kumar said, ‘I had suggested Lara’s name for the role. For some reason, she was the first person that came to my mind. I remember calling him and telling him about this film that I was doing. And also we are casting for the role of Indira Gandhi in it. I wanted him to think about it. And she started laughing and could not believe that I was seriously asking her to consider playing Indira Gandhi. For the longest time, he thought I was joking because he didn’t see any similarities between the two. But then I explained to her what the role is and why I felt she could do justice to the role.
On shooting during the Covid-19 pandemic, actor Akshay Kumar said, “Our producer Vashuji (Bhagnani), who shuttles between the UK and India, was in the UK at that time. I remember talking to him on the phone… and I randomly suggested to him that we shoot abroad in a bio-bubble. Within 30 seconds he said – I love you, yes let’s do it. He believed he could pull it off.’
Earlier, Lara Dutta in an interview with The Indian Express spoke about Akshay’s reaction to his look in the film. The actress had said, ‘Even when Akshay first saw me as the role, I remember him sitting next to me and staring at me. I said – what’s wrong with you? why are you staring at me? He replied – It is very strange. Very supernatural.’
Directed by Ranjit M Tiwari, Bellbottom is the story of an undercover RAW agent who is on a mission to rescue over 200 hostages from a hijacked Indian plane. Bellbottom also stars Vaani Kapoor and Huma Qureshi and released earlier this week.
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