At the trailer launch of BellBottom on Tuesday, the media individuals who have been invited to cowl the occasion have been at a loss attempting to determine the character performed by Lara Dutta within the Nineteen Eighties set spy thriller, headlined by Akshay Kumar.
The movie’s trailer, which opens with a disclaimer, begins with an Indian aeroplane being hijacked with all of its passengers being taken hostage in 1984.
In the following scene, the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is seen consulting along with her advisors for a potential technique to deal with the disaster.
She is then referred to Kumar’s character, a RAW operative, code-named ‘BellBottom’. The remainder of the trailer focuses on the covert operation pulled off by his character.
During the press convention publish the trailer launch, Dutta was requested in regards to the character she portrays within the movie.
The actor initially requested members of the media to guess the character.
“If anyone is able to guess, then I will take all their family members free to the theatres,” she promised.
After a lot prodding, even by Kumar, Dutta mentioned, “So you did see me in the trailer. I’m playing Mrs Indira Gandhi. That’s me.”
The former Miss Universe revealed that she obtained a name from the makers about taking part in the previous PM within the film.
“All it took was a name and so they mentioned that Lara this movie is being made and we’re casting for Indira Gandhi’s function. It was earlier than I heard the script…
“But yes, of course, there is a great responsibility when you’re portraying somebody who is an iconic figure like her,” she mentioned.
It was a problem to get the physique language of the character proper, added Dutta.
“As you all know that the movie offers with a hijack state of affairs that occurred throughout her tenure. Given the dramatic occasions that have been unfolding, she was any individual who was very centred and never liable to any dramatics. So it was necessary to painting her in that type.
“I had a great time. There was a lot of homework and research that went behind it. But it was an opportunity of a lifetime that I’m thankful for,” she added.
BellBottom additionally stars Vaani Kapoor and Huma Qureshi in key roles.
Kapoor, who portrays the spouse of Kumar’s character, mentioned she was thrilled to get to shoot a film throughout the pandemic.
“My heart is full of gratitude. During the pandemic where so many people, including us, were not able to get out of our homes, I was lucky that I got to work. I’m grateful that he worked with me,” she mentioned.
At the trailer launch that adopted applicable social distancing behaviour, Kumar urged followers to take utmost precautions to safeguard themselves.
“It’s been two years since I watched anything on the big screen. We have just been watching things on the TV. There is a different joy to eating food at a restaurant. How long will you keep getting home delivery?” he requested, referring to the movies that sought a digital release within the wake of the theatre shutdown throughout the pandemic.
It is now time for folks to return to the theatres, the actor mentioned.
“But at the same time, take precautions and safeguard yourself. Follow the guidelines mandated by the government, so that this can continue and I hope that theatres don’t close again,” Kumar added.
Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, BellBottom is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani.
The film shall be launched in theatres on August 19.