Lara Dutta’s new avatar as former PM Indira Gandhi for ‘Bell Bottom’ turns heads; citizens shower praise

Netizens went gaga over Lara Dutta‘s transformation for her newest film, ‘Bell Bottom‘, which was to be initially released this August 2021 but was postponed due to the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India.

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About the film

‘Bell Bottom’ is inspired by real-life hijacking events in the 1980s in India, for instance, the 1984 Indian Airlines Airbus A300 hijacking. The year which saw ‘Operation Blue Star’ as well as Indira Gandhi‘s assassination.

Altogether the film took place during Indira Gandhi’s tenure.

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Appraisal of Lara Dutta’s role

Actress Lara Dutta is seen playing the pivotal role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Her physical transformation has been hailed by her fans, who spotted her in the trailer, which was launched a day back. 

What Lara has to say about the role?

“It is a great responsibility when you portray someone who’s an iconic figure like Mrs Gandhi. It was very important to get her body language right,” Lara Dutta said at the ‘Bell Bottom’ trailer launch, reports IANS.

Lara Dutta almost looked unrecognizable in the trailer with next-level makeup and the most natural prosthetics. She almost looked like a doppelganger of former PM Indira Gandhi.

Other artists who are playing major roles in this upcoming number

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Other than Lara Dutta, who has grabbed all the wooing, Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi, and Vaani Kapoor are also a part of the film. 

The film is directed by Ranjit M Tiwari and produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, Nikkhil Advani.

Film attained completion after numeral hurdles

The film was officially announced in November 2019 with the release date of Republic Day 2021. The film became the first Bollywood movie to start shooting amid the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, during which shootings were stopped in India.

The film’s theatrical premiere was postponed until 2 April 2021 in January 2020. The cast and crew of the film flew to Glasgow, Scotland, in the first week of August 2020.

The filming eventually kicked off on 20 August 2020. The film was wrapped up on 30 September in London. The film’s release was postponed due to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout India. The film will finally be released theatrically on 19 August 2021 in 3D.


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