Lara Dutta is an actress who has captivated audiences with her stunning looks and flawless acting abilities. While she has forever been a treat to watch on the big screen, her fans were amazed when she dialed back her work after 2015 and had some time off from films. Although Lara is back in action, there have been a lot of speculations about her sabbatical. And now, the former beauty queen has finally spoken out about it, claiming that she was sick of being cast as the hero’s girlfriend or wife.
During her discussion with PTI, Lara said, “By the time I reached my early 30s, I honestly may have gotten a bit 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”. For the uninitiated, Lara, who had made her debut with the 2003 release Andaaz with Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra, went on to star in moves like Housefull, Partner, Bhagam Bhaag, etc.
“It gave me a lot more to do than being someone’s wife or 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. By the time I had my daughter in my early 30s, I had gotten jaded and tired of that. It was important and refreshing for me to take that step away,” she continued.
While it’s been about two years since she returned to acting with web series such as Hundred, Hiccups, and Hookups, and she was most recently seen in Kaun Banegi Shikharwati, Lara seems to be quite elated with the variety of roles she has got to play now. She said, “I did so much work in the last 18 months, more than what I have done in the last six years put together. It has been an incredibly liberating time as an artist to be able to play these diverse characters.