The romance Andaaz (2003), starring Akshay Kumar, was a casting coup when it featured Miss Universe 2000, Lara Dutta, and Miss World 2000, Priyanka Chopra, in the same film. Lara, who turns 45 on April 16, spoke about her career options after the film’s success. He had explained that he and Priyanka had different visions about their film careers and were not going for the same kind of roles. (Also Read: Lara Dutta reacts to Harnaaz Sandhu’s Miss Universe gown with her face, calls her a ‘diamond’,
Priyanka Chopra Made her Bollywood debut with Anil Sharma’s The Hero: Love Story of a Spy starring Sunny Deol and Preity Zinta, while Lara made her debut with Andaaz. Directed by Sunil Darshan, the story featured Akshay, Lara and Priyanka in a romantic love triangle. Both the film and the soundtrack were successful at the time.
In a 2003 interview, Lara told Rediff that he and Priyanka had different outlooks on their careers. She had said, “We are very different actresses. They have different aspirations. I want to build a base for myself as an actress so that tomorrow a filmmaker has the confidence to cast me in a role like Nargis in Mother India.” Are.” I don’t want to burn myself. I don’t want to appear in every other film. I don’t want the audience to say, ‘Oh no, he’s in this too.'”
She also said, “It is very difficult to find the right balance between a leading lady and a sex symbol. I want to play the whole gamut.” Lara and Priyanka shared the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for their performances in the film. Priyanka was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 2004.
In 2021, Lara played Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the Akshay-starrer Bell Bottom. She starred in the Zee5 family drama Kaun Banega Shikharvati in 2022 alongside Naseeruddin Shah, Raghubir Yadav, Lara Dutta, Soha Ali Khan, Kritika Kamra and Anya Singh. The actor will next be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Agatha Christie mystery titled Charlie Chopra and the Mystery. of Solang Valley.
Lara, who is married to former tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi, is also starring in the upcoming romantic drama Ishq-e-Nadan opposite Mohit Raina.