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Lara’s next without hubby?

Lara Dutta who until a week ago was holidaying with husband Mahesh Bhupathi, her family, maids and pets at an undisclosed location, landed in New Delhi and within a couple of hours, left for Paris.

bollywood Updated: May 30, 2011 01:41 IST
Rachana Dubey

Lara Dutta who until a week ago was holidaying with husband Mahesh Bhupathi, her family, maids and pets at an undisclosed location, landed in New Delhi and within a couple of hours, left for Paris. Now back, the actor-producer plans to take forward her second production under her banner, Bheegi Basanti.



Considering

Chalo Dilli

has worked in her favour, would she produce her next in association with her husband’s company Big Daddy Productions? “I’m very happy with the results of

Chalo Dilli

. It wasn’t a typical Hindi entertainer, but it had every element of a good Bollywood movie. The audience has appreciated our first effort together. And that gives me a high,” says Lara. “As for Mahesh, he may or may not be on board, depending on whether I really need him to be. If not, he will produce his own movies, and I’ll produce mine. If we again find a project to work together, we will,” she adds.



It seems plans for the second project were initiated even before

Chalo Dilli

hit cinemas. “That’s correct,” says Lara. “It’s my second baby, and it’s still in its infancy. Plans are being worked out. It will not be a run-of-the-mill project for sure. The content has to be something striking. So, till I don’t freeze the cast, script and other details, I don’t think I should speak too much.”



Lara would like to star in the film too, only if she feels there is a role that she’ll fit into. “It makes no sense for me to work in my home productions or any other movie, if I don’t meet the requirements of the character,” she says. “If there is a role that we all agree I can fit into, I will take it up.”



Apparently,

Chalo Dilli

director Shashant Shah is likely to direct and script a film each for Mahesh and Lara’s companies. When asked, Shah, who is holidaying in Singapore, says, “We had an informal chat. Both Lara and Mahesh had briefly discussed their second projects with me, but till I don’t formally speak to them, I don’t think it’s right talk about the projects.”