“Give this makeup artist a national award. Twitter Impressed With Lara Dutta’s Look In ‘Bell Bottom’
In the thriller set in the 1980s, Dutta stars as former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and appears in the trailer from the start. The actress looks quite different, thanks to the skillful makeup, which many viewers were amazed to find out that the lady playing Gandhi is none other than the former Miss Universe.
Her unrecognizable look sent Twitter into a shock and was buzzing with utter awe. One user said he was unable to recognize Dutta despite watching the trailer five times. “Hats off to the makeup artist and of course the phenomenal Lara Dutta, you really deserve all the appreciation,” he wrote.
After watching the #BellBottom trailer more than 5 times, I’m still not able to recognize if she really is the @ LaraDutta… https://t.co/Mp3Yt9wO17
– Basit of Tumrani (@BasitTumrani) 1628003575000
While several other Twitter users have claimed a national award for the makeup artist.
“Already give the Bell Bottom makeup artist a national award,” said one user, a strong statement echoed by many.
Just wow! Already give the #bellbottom makeup artist a national award. I bet you can’t guess this Bollywood ac… https://t.co/4W2Erb6LOT
– Deep Mitra Roy (@ Royisback7) 1628002002000
Give this makeup artist a national award up front. Has anyone noticed it?
– Debojit Nath (@ Deb22dn) 1628047359000
OMG this is #LaraDutta our Miss Universe😱😮 .. she nailed it .. looking forward to this movie .. #BellBottomTrailer https://t.co/56xyul28d6
– Aishwarya Muraleedharan (@ Aishwar46954977) 1628001315000
OMG .. she is #LaraDutta 😳 unrecognizable .. amazing #BellBottom https://t.co/U2oxRnRXIq
– Niilam Paanchal (@niilampaanchal) 162800424000
Not only on the internet, but people had a lot to ask about the role of Dutta when the movie trailer launched. The actor had asked the media to guess the character she played in the film, and if she was right, she would take them and their family members to the film’s release for free.
“If anyone is able to guess, then I will take all of their family members to the theater for free,” she said.
The 46-year-old actress revealed during the trailer launch that it only takes a call from the creators to play the former prime minister in the film.
“But yes, of course there is a big responsibility when you portray someone who is an iconic figure like her,” she added.
It was a challenge to fully understand the character’s body language, added Dutta.
Directed by Ranjit M Tewari, “Bell Bottom” is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani and Nikkhil Advani.
The film will hit theaters on August 19.