April 16, 2010 01:03:09 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
Lara Dutta is expectedly excited about HOUSEFULL. After all not just does this Sajid Khan directed entertainer give her ample opportunity to display her comic skills all over again (after NO ENTRY, MASTI, PARTNER, JHOOM BARABAR JHOOM and DO KNOT DISTURB), it also pairs her up along with Akshay Kumar as one of his three wives. No wonder, after being seen in a sensual 'avtar' in last year's BLUE, she is now looking forward to HOUSEFULL where it is back to old times with Akshay Kumar.
"I have seen Akshay right from the time I came into industry with ANDAAZ (2003). The film was a great debut for me and I couldn't have asked for more", smiles Lara as she gets nostalgic about the time when she was fresh out of being a Miss Universe and was striving to make it big in Bollywood, "Over the years, I have seen Akshay grow tremendously as an actor."
Well, Lara can pretty much be trusted to make such claims since she is one actress who has seen practically every second film of hers featuring Akshay Kumar. She may or may not have been paired opposite him but the two have definitely faced the camera together for number of films. For someone who has done just 20 odd films in her 7 years career so far, being seen in as many as 8-9 films with the same actor is no mean feat!
"When working on a film, Akshay does so many things to ensure that the final shot that he gives is the best possible", Lara says fondly about her co-star, "Over a period of time, he has transformed himself from being just as a hero to a saleable comic actor as well. I have never seen anyone working so hard as Akshay."