August 05 : Ever since Akshay Kumar starrer Bell Bottom’s trailer was launched, viewers flooded social media complementing Lara Dutta for her transformation into late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi for the film. Now Akshay Kumar shared a behind-the-scenes video of Lara’s transformation and praised the actress.
Lara Dutta plays the role of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the much-awaited film Bell Bottom starring Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor and Huma Qureshi. Fans are awestruck seeing the actress’ transformation in the film to get into the skin of the character.
Akshay Kumar took to his Instagram handle and shared the behind-the-scenes video of Lara getting transformed by several artists. Sharing the video, Akshay praised the actress for her look and performance, and said she has nailed it. In the video, Lara can be seen surrounded by several make-up artists, as she gets ready to get into the skin of her character—Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Right from getting prosthetic nose to dyed hair, Lara was seen sitting through the long make-up sessions. In the video, Lara said, “All the people responsible for this happening, and I’m only able to bring a character to life if I’m able to get into the skin of it.”
Sharing the video, Akshay wrote, “What bringing a character to life looks like…@larabhupathi you’ve nailed it and how in #BellBottom Catch it on the big screen, also in 3D, on 19th August.”
Lara Dutta responded to the post and thanked Akshay for his support. “Thank you Akki for the never ending support and encouragement!! I would never have been able to pull this off if it wasn’t in your faith in me to be able to do so.”
Lara also shared the same video on her Instagram handle and wrote, “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.”
Lara’s transformation as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is so amazing that fans couldn’t spot her in the trailer of the film, which was released on Tuesday. Fans took to Twitter and expressed their surprise at Lara’s transformation as she is unrecognizable as herself in the trailer. Fans appreciated the make-up artiste who is behind Lara’s look and said it is a National Award deserving make-up job.