Lara Dutta Shares Video Showing How She Became Indira Gandhi For ‘Bellbottom’; Twitterati Reacts!

Actor Lara Dutta on Thursday shared a video of her terrific transformation for her role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in her upcoming film ‘Bellbottom’.

She shared the video on Twitter to show how prosthetics were used to make her look like Indira Gandhi. “Never had I imagined portraying someone this pivotal. When I saw how it translated on the screen, everything felt surreal and worth it. Here’s my transformation BTS”, the caption read.

The video of Lara’s makeup was also shared by Akshay Kumar with the caption, “What bringing a character to life looks like…@LaraDutta you’ve nailed it and how in #BellBottom! Catch it on the big screen, also in 3D, on 19th Aug.”

Twitterati is left astonished with the transformation of Lara Dutta, with many responding with surprise.

Here are some reactions by Twitter users:

A Twitter user Akshay Yadav replied, “Your looks is outstanding mam, thori der k liye mujhe khud believe hi nhi huwa ki ye aap ho.” (Which translates in English as, “Your looks is outstanding mam, for sometime I was not able to believe that is is you.”)

Another Twitter user Mufadal Zoher wrote, “Wow! Such wizardry! Tipping my hat to the whole makeup team. It’s high time Indian awards starts recognizing the makeup artists now, they deserve all the recognition too. At the end, she’ll remove the make up only to reveal that is was Ethan Hunt all along, lol.”

Twitter user Akshay Mishra complimented Lara’s resemblance with Indira Gandhi, “Fantastic transformation @LaraDutta ekdum Indira Gandhi lag Rahi ho, your voice look.”

While talking to Pinkvilla for the promotion of the film, Lara Dutta said that her father was a personal pilot to Indira Gandhi and so she always felt an ‘indirect connection’ with her even before playing her role in Bell Bottom. She said, “My father, Wing Commander LK Dutta, was Indira Gandhi’s personal pilot. He had flown her many times and knew her personally. I grew up as a kid hearing stories about her. So, in a way, I felt an indirect personal connection with her.”

Talking about the film, ‘Bellbottom’ is a periodic film set in 1984, the year that saw Operation Bluestar and Indira Gandhi’s assassination. The movie is directed by Ranjit M Tewari. Actors Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor are also a part of the movie.

The trailer of the action-packed trailer of the upcoming spy drama ‘BellBottom’ is out.


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