Lara Dutta reveals why she took break from film industry: ‘Got tired of playing the hero’s girlfriend or wife’

Lara Dutta revealed that she got tired of playing the role of hero’s girlfriend or wife’.

Lara Dutta recently revealed that she decided to take a break from acting and slowed down after 2015. Ms. Dutta also said that she got tired of playing the hero’s girlfriend or wife’ role.

As Lara Dutta told news agency PTI, “By the time I reached my early 30s, I honestly may have gotten a bid jaded. The industry was in a different space back then. You were cast because a glamourous actress had to be cast in a film. You were invariably playing the hero’s girlfriend or wife. I got tired of it.”

The actress also shared that she decided to overcome the situation by consciously choosing comedy films and she has featured in several blockbuster comedies such as No Entry, Bhagam Bhag, Partner and the Housefull franchise.

As Lara said, “It gave me a lot more to do than be someone’s wife of girlfriend. I left my mark by doing comic films that were successful and popular. That became my sweet spot and gave me the opportunity to do more than just be a pretty glamourous heroine on screen.” She further continued, “By the time I had my daughter in my early 30s, I had gotten jaded and tired of that. It was important and refreshing for me to take that step away.”

However, in the last two years Lara Dutta has featured in three series like Hundred, Hiccups and Hookups and her latest Kaun Banegi Shikharwati. And she said, “I did so much work in the last 18 months, more than what I have done in the last six years put together. It has been an incredibly liberating time as an artiste to be able to play these diverse characters.”

The 43-year-old actress further added, “When I decided to step out and do work, OTT platforms entered the country and changed the entire landscape for actors. So now there was better work to do than when you stepped away! I’m having the time of my life.”

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