Lara Dutta shares reminiscences of profitable Miss Universe 2000, remembers ‘grandest welcome’ from hometown Bengaluru

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Lara Dutta took a visit down reminiscence lane and reminisced about profitable the celebrated Miss Universe title in 2000. She recalled how she received the ‘grandest welcome’ from the people of her hometown, Bengaluru.

Sharing a collage of images from the parade, Lara wrote on Instagram, “Year 2000. My home town of Bengaluru came out in full force to give me the biggest, grandest welcome I have ever experienced!! The Miss Universe officials who had accompanied me on this trip were overwhelmed!! They had never experienced such large numbers of people!!”

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“I still meet adults who were kids then, who had been a part of this parade, who say it was an unforgettable experience! Was for me too!! @missuniverse #20years #bengaluru #memories #ilovemyindia,” she added.


Earlier this yr, in July, one among Lara’s followers shared a video from the pageant and lauded her for fielding the questions with elan. Replying to the tweet, she mentioned, “For all that ‘calm’ I was a bundle of nerves!!! Every time I look at this, I keep thinking I must have tapped into some zen zone!! Grace from above.”

Recently, Lara completed shooting for Ranjit M Tewari’s espionage thriller Bellbottom, which additionally stars Akshay Kumar and Vaani Kapoor. The movie, touted to be the primary movie to be shot solely in the course of the Covid-19 pandemic, was filmed in Scotland in August and September.

Talking in regards to the expertise of shooting in the course of the pandemic, Lara mentioned that she was a ‘little anxious’ initially however felt comfortable one time she noticed the security measures being taken by the makers. “Ours was the first film to be shot after the lockdown but despite the nervousness, we were all eager to get back to work. We were all taken in a chartered flight to Scotland to retain and contain the safety bubble. On landing, we were tested again and sent into a two-week quarantine,” she mentioned.

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“When the shooting finally began, I was the first actor on the sets. To be part of the first film to be shot after the lockdown felt hugely gratifying. I felt grateful to be on a set where every single precaution possible was being taken, sanitisation was meticulous and the cast and crew were checked every day. Everything was secure, right from the food delivery on sets to the drivers who took us to and fro. Yes, we had to remove our masks during scenes but because we felt safe in a strictly regulated environment, we just wanted to do our job to the best of our abilities,” she added.

Bellbottom is alleged to be impressed by true occasions. Akshay might be seen taking part in a RAW agent who rescues greater than 200 hostages in a hijack state of affairs. The movie, set within the 1980s, is scheduled to launch on April 2, 2021.

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