She is a former Miss Universe and a successful actress but for Lara Dutta self-love has taken a backseat post motherhood . The 38-year-old Azhar actress says after having a kid the focus immediately shifts from yourself to the child.
“Motherhood takes vanity completely out of the picture. Comfort is the key. When you are coming out of a plane after a 9-hour flight with drool all over your clothes, the last thing you are worried about is being photographed. You just want to take your kid home,” Lara told PTI.
The actress and her husband tennis star Mahesh Bhupati are parents to four-year-old daughter Saira and she says her little one is the biggest fashion police.
“She is my biggest fashion police and has a say in everything I wear. And I guess she should have a say. She looks at everything and has authority on my hair, make up and clothes.”
Lara walked the ramp for designer Eshaa Amiin at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2016 and the former model said the ramp still makes her nervous.
“It’s exciting to walk the ramp every time. No matter how many times you have walked, every show has its own mood and feel so there is something to look forward to every time.
“Energy of the crowd and as as a model you tend to be chameleon and contribute to your look. Even after so many years, I feel a bit nervous.”
Lara is happy that the fashion scene is more organised now and Indian models are being recognised on the world stage.
“Modelling and fashion world is still chaotic but a lot more organised than before. Earlier there were few models and people became queen of the catwalk but now things are more competitive and I am happy that I am kind of out from that modelling scene and doing different things.
“Now even international models are coming. Plus it’s fantastic that girls from India like Laxmi Menon are going international.”
On work front, Lara will soon start working on her next production venture.