‘Age has set me free’
43-yr-outdated Lara Dutta is presently gathering dialogue about her net collection ‘Kaun Banegi Shikharwati’. In this, she is enjoying the position of Princess Devyani. Talking about her expertise working at the age of 40, Lara Dutta instructed (*40*), “To be honest, age has set me free. It has completely freed me from the expectations of people who want me to do glamorous roles because I am a former Miss Universe.
‘It was best for me to be in the 40s’
Lara Dutta further said, ‘I feel that coming in the 40s has been the best for me as an actor. Now people are looking at my ability and talent. The kind of roles I am doing now have depth. But I also agree that the industry is not kind to you and does not allow women to age gracefully.
‘People say – old age has started, it has become fat’
Lara Dutta gave the example of actresses beyond 40 as well as Kajol and Madhuri Dixit and told what kind of ridiculous comments people make when they come on screen. Lara Dutta said, ‘You have capable people like Kajol, Madhuri Dixit, Rani Mukerji. I am too But when she comes on screen people pass comments that ‘Ab buddhi laga hai hai’ or ‘Yaar ab fat ho gayi hai’. But you can’t do anything about it. Like everyone else, we are also getting old. It seems to me that the audience also does not allow us to age gracefully. But to be honest, the actors who came before us in the industry are rewriting the role for us. Look at Neena Gupta, Ratna Pathak Shah. She inspires us. She is doing an amazing job.
Talk about Lara Dutta’s series ‘Kaun Banegi Shikharvati’, then it will be released on OTT on 7 January. She also recently appeared in the webseries ‘Hickups and Hookups’.