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Lara Dutta DNA
By Sneha Mahadevan (DNA; April 19, 2012)
Actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi has taken to her new role — of a doting mother rather effortlessly.
The actress married to tennis ace, Mahesh Bhupathi, gave birth to a baby girl in January this year has managed to knock off a few kilos, within three months of her daughter’s birth, and is looking radiant. The actress is currently enjoying taking care of baby Saira. She says, “I am definitely in the best phase of my life, personally and professionally.”
Lara, who turned a year older on 17 April, had a fun-filled birthday with her newborn and quite understandably, it was a special one.
“I love birthdays. Normally my birthday celebrations, between my friends and family, stretch into days, and this year was no exception. The celebrations started on the night of April 13 and carried on right up until the 16th night. I was thoroughly spoilt and feel extremely blessed to be surrounded by so much love, kindness and goodwill. It was also wonderful because Saira was the first one to wish me at midnight,” gushes the actor.
Lara is all praise for her hubby Hesh, who never shirks his daddy duties despite a hectic schedule. “Mahesh is a born father and his daughter is his greatest priority. Being an Olympic year, it’s an extremely busy time for him, but whatever time he has off it’s his family that comes first for him before everything else.”
Besides her baby, Lara was in the public eye when she recently stepped out in her More >
By Subhash K. Jha, October 6, 2011 – 00:42 IST
After co-producing the well-received Chalo Dilli, Mahesh Bhupathi has now moved on. His next production will be an independent production and that too with Raveena Tandon in the lead.
The comedy that Bhupathi will produce with Raveena in the lead is being described as a “Delhi Belly without the expletives but still with the anything-goes mood speed and dialogues.”
The film goes on the floors later this year and will be directed by Neerav Ghosh whose debut film Soundtrack featuring Rajeev Khandelwal as a deaf DJ, is on release.
Neerav’s film that Bhupathi has asked Raveena to do is an absolute antithesis.
Says a source, “Mahesh has known Raveena for the longest. When he read Neerav Ghosh’s script he fell in love with it. It’s madcap zany crime caper comedy and requires a housewife as its main protagonist. Mahesh and his director thought Raveena was perfect for the part. Raveena who has never done a full-on comedy was not too sure to begin with but Mahesh and Neerav convinced her. And also, Raveena’s other heroine-centric film Sudipto Chattopadhyay’s Shobhana 7 Nights got pushed forward a bit, hence Raveena agreed.”
The crazy comedy would also feature Boman Irani and Aditya Panscholi.
Refusing to comment on the project, Raveena said, “I’m getting very interesting offers. This is a very important time for women actors in Bollywood. We have Vidya Balan doing The Dirty Picture, Bebo (Kareena Kapoor) in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Heroine. I More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 30, 2011 – 11:16 IST
When you talk about models entering the film industry, various names crop up. But the one name that simply stands out is none other than the Miss Universe turned actress, turned producer and most recently, celebrity wife, Lara Dutta.
Lara, who recently tied knot with ace tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi is yet getting accustomed to her latest role of being a wife, and talking about just that, in the latest issue of Grazia.
Adorning the cover of the magazine Lara sports a lace detailed denim shirt from Guess, with skinny fit GAS jeans and a Levis floral print belt. Accessorised well enough with a Vero Moda pieces neckpiece, Tod’s my colour bracelets and a steel strapped Dior watch complete in the chic look of the uber cool damsel this summer.
Lara stunningly draped in casual summer wear pours her heart out about her marriage, “When you know you’ve got somebody as a support system, it helps to take life a little easier,” chirps the pretty damsel. So don’t forget to grab the latest issue of Grazia for all this and more.
By Devansh Patel, April 29, 2011 – 14:44 IST
Mention two words and let’s see what names pop up – chalk and cheese. Or let’s put it this way: business and pleasure. Anyway you look at it, the names Lara Dutta and Vinay Pathak pop into mind, thanks to the big hoardings of Chalo Dilli spread across the city and the capital, I’m sure. Comedians have always had a tough time building a long-term career in cinema. For a start, as genuinely funny scripts from Bollywood are few and far between, they’re usually forced to draw on their own well-worn routines and, after a few pictures, begin to bore their audience. No matter how brilliant, no actor can keep carrying movies by sheer weight of his or her personality. Hera Pheri, Golmaal and Bheja Fry are the only three names in the last two decades one can recall when it comes to making a laugh riot. Will Chalo Dilli succeed the previous three? It’s been a tough day. My brain aches. The sofa looks inviting. I need a pick-me-up that requires zero effort. I need to laugh and I’ve just seen Chalo Dilli yesterday at the Empire studios. Guess its repeat time. My verdict? Chalo Dilli confidently diverts its audience into having a mindlessly fun time and is a wholesome trip for sure to a mature comic bliss. Got that? If not, divert your ears, mind and eyes to the funniest bones sitting right in front of me: Vinay and Lara, lovingly known as, Bhai saab and Behenji.
Lara: Chalk n Cheese? Hmmm. They say don’t mix business with More >
Lara Dutta and Vinay Pathak bring back the unusual pairing in Bollywood with their ribtickling movie Chalo Dilli
Prithwish Ganguly (BOMBAY TIMES; April 29, 2011)
Small films with good content have been winners at the box office. Remember Bheja Fry, Dev.D, Band Baaja Baaraat, No One Killed Jessica, Phas Gaye Re Obama? Lara Dutta and Vinay Pathak starrer Chalo Dilli, with its solid script, is certainly looking to prove the same point when it opens in theatres today. The film with its heartwarming, situational comedy has already created a buzz in the industry because it also brings back the concept of unusual pairings.
Director Shashant Shah says, “It’s the freshest new pairing that one has seen in the recent past. When you see them, you smile.” Producer Krishika Lulla says, “We are happy with the feedback that the film is receiving. It is very Indian and rustic at heart and I’m sure audiences will love it.” Vinay adds, “Audiences are definitely helping the industry to make such films. If there was no audience, they wouldn’t have been made.”
Producers Mahesh Bhupathi and Lara, who have tied up with Eros International for their maiden production, are excited that they are dishing out a “realistic, typically Indian travel experience like never before” to the audiences. But Lara maintains that their film should not be slotted in the road film genre. “It’s a film that follows the journey of two characters whose paths cross due to some twist More >
By Nikhil Ramsubramaniam, April 25, 2011 – 16:42 IST
The IPL fever has caught on big time and a lot of our B-town stars too have been spotted at the various matches cheering for the favourite teams. The recently held match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata saw the presence of quite a few bigwigs. In this pic, one can see the owners of the two teams namely Dr. Vijay Mallya along with son Sidhartha and Shah Rukh Khan exchange some friendly banter before play kicks off.
Shah Rukh also had his children for company and the actor was even seen giving some fielding practice to son Aryan.
Meanwhile, Sidhartha Mallya had Deepika Padukone by his side and they surely seemed to be enjoying each other’s company.
In the end, as Mallya’s boys pulled of a sensational win over King Khan’s Knight Riders, Deepika couldn’t contain her joy and embraced her dear friend Mallya Jr.
Meanwhile at another match held in Delhi between Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab over the weekend, Lara Dutta was spotted along with her Chalo Dilli team cheering for the Delhi Daredevils. Lara had hubby Mahesh and co-actor Vinay Pathak for company and the cheering surely helped as Delhi ended up winning that game.
The Sen sisters – Raima and Riya Sen too have been spotted at the IPL matches with Riya being quite a regular at the matches of the Kochi Tuskers team.
Riya even managed to pose with King Khan during the match between Kochi More >
The unconventionally-paired Lara Dutta and Vinay Pathak speak about their upcoming film ‘Chalo Dilli’, which is also Lara’s first as a producer
Varun Vazir | MM Online Bureau (April 25, 2011) Two of a kind: Vinay Pathak and Lara Dutta
Seated in the recording room of Mehboob studio since 1 pm, this writer met Vinay Pathak and Lara Dutta, the unlikely pair of Chalo Dilli (which releases on April 29), after a four hour wait. Vinay, full of energy and wit was simple dressed in a pair of jeans and a black shirt and Lara looked stunning in her short dress.
Despite having given several interviews since morning, the duo still looked very excited to talk about their film. Excerpts:
What is Chalo Dilli all about?
Vinay Pathak: Chalo Dilli is a story-oriented and content-driven film. It’s a story that characters tell because the situations move them forward.
Is it an out-and-out commercial film?
Lara Dutta: Chalo Dilli has more commercial content than any other commercial film.
What are the various locations in which the film has been shot?
LD: The film starts with two people trying to get from Mumbai to Delhi. We’ve also extensively shot in Jaipur, the Shekhawati region including Jhunjhunu, Sikar and that entire belt.
The two of you make for quite an unconventional pair. What do you have to say about that?
LD: That’s what the story is all about. In the film, we’re two as-different-as-can-be people on a journey together, but on a personal level, we are not More >
By Ruchika Vyas, Team iDiva (April 23, 2011)
From winning the Miss India title to taking over as Miss Universe, to marrying her ‘ideal’ man, Lara Dutta Bhupathi has come a long way
How important was winning the Miss Universe title? Do these pageants help as a Bollywood platform
Miss Universe is a gift given to very few women in their lifetimes and I had the most incredible year where I grew overnight and also discovered myself at a very young age. The opportunities that it brought far surpassed anything else that has happened in my life.
I have always wanted to be an actor. When I was younger, I thought it would be the stage and I’d do theatre, but the opportunity to act on screen is what millions dream of. I am blessed to have a career that I am passionate about.
How did you find your footing in Bollywood?
I knew very little about Bollywood when I started out. In hindsight, I should have done more homework. Having said that, I’ve never had bad experiences in the industry and share good relationships with all the directors, producers and actors I’ve worked with. For a complete outsider, I’ve had my fair share of successes. I’ve spent eight years of my life in the industry and I think I’ve managed to get a foothold now.
What is it that you hate or love about the industry?
With acting, you are presented with various opportunities to do what you’ve never done before. I always say, as actors, you live hundreds of lifetimes in one, which is one of the More >
By Bollywood Hungama News Network, April 5, 2011 – 13:50 IST
A tribute from one national beauty pageant winner to another, the gorgeous Lara Dutta is very excited about the item song ‘Laila O Laila’, an iconic Zeenat Aman song, that will be seen in Lara’s first ever home production Chalo Dilli. The song will bring the famous item girl, Yana Gupta.
Yana is ready to wow audiences with her performance on the cult Zeenat Aman song ‘Laila O Laila’. Keeping close to the original composition, Lara Dutta who is a big Zeenat Aman fan wanted to pay homage to her idol and decided to shoot an item song starring the scintillating Yana.
Says a source “Both Lara and Zeenat have been Miss Indias. Lara has always idolized Zeenat Aman and wanted to in some way represent her in her first home production – that’s when she decided to base an item song on the cult hit ‘Laila O Laila’.”
If sources are to be believed, the song is one to watch out for and is very rustic yet exotic in its format.
“Lara is very excited to show the song to Zeenat Aman and have her feedback on it,” adds the source.
Says producer Krishika Lulla, “We are all very excited about the song ‘Laila O Laila’ which is a desi rendition of the original. We’ve received great feedback for it and hopefully audiences should love it just as much”
An entertaining, slice of life film that will have you laughing off your seats, Chalo Dilli directed by Shashant Shah (of Dasvidaniya fame) is a journey which along with the two More >
While most of us can only dream of securing a ticket for the much awaited World Cup final at the Wankhede Stadium, here are the Bollywood A-listers who’ve already got their seats booked:Aamir Khan and wife Kiran Rao
Khan who was seen cheering for Team India at Mohali, will be there for the final the same way.
And by same, we mean, same tee, same pants, same shoes and so on and so forth.
Now here’s what we call a true cricket fan. This actress instead of cheering for her newly married husband Mahesh Bhupathi who’s playing in Miami, will be standing by the Indian cricket team with her friends.”
The actress will cheer for India with her gang of girls and guys.
Jeetuji’s boy is charged up to create some shor for India on D-day
Here is somebody who tries not to miss any crucial cricket match. And this one is as crucial as it gets.
He’ll be there with his son and wife Mana Shetty to cheer for India.
From Mohali, now to Wankhede stadium, Dino Morea who was in midst of Pakistan fans at the last match will be watching the finals with his friends and cheer for Team India.