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Lara's jitters find validation

Lara's ambitions about being liked in Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost may come undone. The film is a flop.
PTI | By Indo-Asian News Service, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2003 06:38 PM IST

After playing a sexy city girl in Andaaz, beauty queen turned actress Lara Dutta portrays a village belle in her just released film Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost and is hoping audiences will like her this time too.

"And her pre release jitters have been validated, because Approva Lakhia's debut film is all set to go... downhill. If Andaaz put Dutta on a firm footing in the industry, Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost is sure to do no wonders for the former Miss Universe.

While Andaaz  had a lot of skin display, Dutta feels that her role in Mumbai Se... besides being radically different is lots better. But she may as well don the hat of one film wonder which she has been avoiding so steadfastly.

And truly she has to let go of aspirational stuff like "build a base for myself as an actress so that if tomorrow a filmmaker wants to cast me in a Nargis role in a Mother India, he'll have the confidence to cast me."

I'm very happy. I've got my plateful. But I'm not overeating. I don't think a film like Mumbai Se... is going to come my way in a long, long time. God forbid.

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