Why Lara Dutta has high regards for Akshay Kumar?

Mansoor Khan, Glamsham Editorial
4/16/2014 11:12:13 AM

Lara Dutta, the sexy and hot actress, besides giving hit movies like MASTI, NO ENTRY, PARTNER, HOUSEFULL etc. is renowned for being India's only second beauty to win the prestigious Miss Universe Title in 2000 turns after Sushmita Sen. Glamsham.Com wishes Lara Dutta birthday greetings as she turns 36 and reveals why Lara has high regards for Akshay Kumar and why she considers him a lucky mascot.


Lara Dutta's friendship with Akshay Kumar cemented with her debut movie ANDAAZ, which fetched her Filmfare Best Debut Award and established her in the film industry. The two came closer particularly because like Sunil Dutta rescued Nargis from blazing fire in MOTHER INDIA likewise Akshay Kumar saved Lara in the movie from drowning. Recalling the horrifying incident, Lara in an interview said, ''We were shooting a romantic song sequence at Cape Town in South Africa. Our director, Sunil Darshanji wanted to capture a scene where Akshay and I are standing near a cliff and beneath a sea tide strikes. As we stood and the sea tide lashed the cliff suddenly I lost balance and fell into the sea. To my horror I did not know swimming but fortunately Akshay was aware hence without wasting a second he jumped into the sea to the amazement of the film unit and rescued me.'' She continues, ''Later when Akshay revealed to the film unit that I did not know swimming everybody was taken aback''

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She adds, ''Later, in the movie BLUE, Akshay again played a pivotal role in removing my hydrophobia (Fear of water) by encouraging me to learn swimming and scuba lessons from a profession trainer.''

And last but not the least when she began her home production with CHALO DILLI, Akshay Kumar despite tight schedules obliged Lara by doing a cameo in the movie.

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