Actor Lara Dutta will be seen essaying the role of Indira Gandhi in the upcoming spy film BellBottom. The fans were very surprised when the actress revealed at the film’s trailer launch that she was behind the prosthetics as the late ‘Mrs Gandhi’. Now the actress shared a video of her transformation into the former Prime Minister to help fans understand how she got into the getup of Indira Gandhi.
“Never had I imagined portraying a personality this pivotal & when I saw how this transformation translated on the screen, everything felt surreal & worth it. Can’t wait for y’all to watch my performance in #BellBottom on the big screen in 3D on 19th Aug,” she captioned the video.
The time-lapse video showed Dutta sitting in the makeup chair as several artistes worked on her face and her hair. She also thanked ‘all the people’ who were responsible for helping her slip under the character’s skin, with the help of prosthetics.
At the trailer launch speaking about taking the role on she said, “Okay, so you did see me in the trailer. I’m playing Mrs Indira Gandhi in the film. That’s me. All it took was a call and they said that Lara this film is being made and we are casting for Indira Gandhi’s role. That is all it took, before I even heard the script. But yes, of course, there is a great responsibility when you’re portraying somebody who is an iconic figure like her.”
Even though most of the fans were impressed by Lara’s look in the film, Former Bigg Boss contestant and Hair stylist Sapna Bhavnani pointed out the lining of Dutta’s wig tweeting, “Such a bad wig though can see the lining of it. But of course, you wouldn’t as you’re not a hair person. We haven’t come close to mastering hair yet.”
BellBottom, starring Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, Vaani Kapoor, and others, is scheduled to release on August 19 in theatres.