Himalayan News Service
Actress and former Miss Universe Lara Dutta may be better known for her sexy item numbers in Bollywood, but in real life she prefers to dress with elegance and decorum.
Lara, an ambassador for Indian jewellers Dâ€™Damas, looked stunning in a sari as she launched their nature-inspired Origini collection here. Earlier she had worn a salwar kameez to the launch of Neeta Lullaâ€™s new store. â€œIâ€™m very comfortable with my body and you will find that it is not shown in a cheap manner,â€ said the actress, defending her decision to do item numbers in a spate of films. While her recent releases such as â€œElaanâ€ and â€œInsaanâ€ have not brought her much acclaim, Lara is excited about her next release, the Bobby Deol-Milind Soman starrer â€œJurmâ€.
The Vikram Bhatt thriller is about a business tycoon (Bobby) accused of murdering his wife (Lara), who is defended by his close friend and lawyer (Milind). Lara believes that â€œJurmâ€ will fare much better than her last film with Bobby, â€œBardashtâ€. â€œI donâ€™t regret any of the films that I chose to do. I stand by each film,â€ Lara said. Lara began performing on stage when she was 13. She said, â€œEven before I won the Miss India contest, I had been approached for a film. â€œBut at that time I was still in college. I wanted to finish my degree. Later when the opportunity presented itself again, I went for it.â€
As far as her wardrobe is concerned, Lara said she loves to shop abroad, especially in New York. â€œMy favourite designers here are Wendell Rodericks and Shahab Durazi. I like clothes that are cut well and made of good fabrics. But my personal dressing is simple and elegant,â€ said the actress. She revealed that she preserves her stunning figure by dancing every morning for three hours and by doing regular weights and cardio-training. Laraâ€™s next plum project is a Karan Johar production, which she claims will be unlike any of the filmmakerâ€™s other films.
â€œItâ€™s not a typical Karan Johar mushy movie. Itâ€™s a complete thriller,â€ she said.