The media who were invited to cover the trailer presentation of BellBottom on Tuesday were stumped trying to figure out the persona played by Lara Dutta in the 1980s spy thriller starring Akshay Kumar.
In 1984, an Indian plane is hijacked with all of its passengers taken hostage, according to the film’s trailer, which begins with a disclaimer. Then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is shown conferring with her advisers about a possible solution to the situation in the next scene.
Kumar’s character, a RAW operator code-named ‘BellBottom,’ is then introduced to her. Dutta was asked about the character she plays in the film during a press conference following the trailer’s release. Initially, the actor asked members of the press to guess the persona.
“So you did see me in the trailer,” According to The Indian Express, Dutta responded, that Mrs. Indira Gandhi is the character I’m portraying. “It’s me.”
The former Miss Universe claimed that she received a call from the film’s producers asking her to play the previous Prime Minister in the film. “All it took was a phone call from them to say, Lara, this film is being made, and we’re casting Indira Gandhi. It had been before I had heard the script. “But, of course, when you’re representing someone who is such an iconic figure as her, there is a great deal of responsibility,” she remarked. Kapoor, who plays Kumar’s character’s wife, expressed her delight at the opportunity to film a film amid the pandemic.
“My heart is overflowing with thankfulness. I was fortunate to be able to work during the pandemic, when so many people, including ourselves, we’re unable to leave our homes. She expressed her gratitude by saying, “I’m grateful that he worked with me.”