Lara Dutta is the latest to join the tattoo craze amongst Bollywood beauties. She had one done on her recent visit to Thailand. “I always wanted to get one, but was not sure of the design,” she says, “But as soon as I saw this one, I completely fell in love with it and knew that this was going to be it. It’s a stunning tattoo on the inside of my right ankle and I think the pain was all worth it as the tattoo artist has done a magnificent job. This is definitely the wildest thing I have ever done!”
Lara’s new film Do Not Disturb will be filmed in Abu Dhabi as part of a three-film deal between producer Vishu Bhagnani’s Puja Films and a UAE company, Code Red. The movie will also star Govinda. Meanwhile, her star-studded vehicle Blue is nearing completion following the shoot in Thailand. It also stars Akshay Kumar, Sanjay Dutt and Katrina Kaif. The movie features a spectacular underwater item number. Lara has particularly enjoyed working on Blue. “Blue introduced me to the beautiful aqua world of dolphins, sharks, turtles etc. Initially, I was apprehensive about the underwater stunts, but Akshay Kumar encouraged me and helped me overcome the fear. Today, I am a certified deep-sea diver and can swim like a fish.”
Lara recently set idle tongues wagging when she was seen with former partner Kelly Dorji – but she defends the visit with alacrity. “Why shouldn’t I be seen with Kelly? We had been together for nine long years. It takes a lot of maturity and a deep sense of bonding to be friends with a person with whom you’ve split. Even if there is not the same passion between us anymore, we are still friends,” she explained.