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Oh! Lara...

Designer Akki Narula swears by her style quotient. Shah Rukh Khan is all praise for her character in Billu Barber. Princy Jain in a quick chat with the ex-Miss Universe.

fashion and trends Updated: Feb 07, 2009 19:20 IST
Princy Jain

Designer Akki Narula swears by her style quotient. Shah Rukh Khan is all praise for her character in Billu Barber. She is Lara Dutta, who is back from a self-imposed sabbatical. Here’s a quick chat with the ex-Miss Universe.

Shah Rukh Khan is all praise for your character in Billu Barber?
I was offered Billu.., when I was busy doing Blue and David Dhawan’s Do Knot Disturb. I did not have dates but SRK called and said, “Lara I want you to hear the story. It’s a simple character.” Every one wait to work with Red Chillies and SRK. I agreed. She is a simple village girl. Barber’s wife, mother of two children.

And you agreed?
Playing Bindiya was physically exhausting. I had to wood ka chullah, I even rowed water from the well, I chased murgiyaan.

What about your friend Dino Morea?
It’s true I enjoy hanging out with Dino, much more than the one’s I don’t know well. But still he doesn’t have that weight in my life that I admit it as a relationship.