Lara Dutta has stated that she would not appear in advertisements for sanitary napkins, alcohol, or cigarettes. Lara was asked in a new interview if she had ever denied a brand or category. Lara stated that she will not endorse a product that she does not intend to use.
Lara Dutta has appeared in advertising for cooking oils, cereals, toothpaste, and bikes over the years. Lara has been in a number of films after earning the Miss Universe crown in 2000. She made her acting debut in 2003 with Andaaz and has since appeared in films like Masti (2004), No Entry (2005), Bhagam Bhag (2006), Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (2007), Partner (2007), Housefull (2010), Chalo Dilli (2011), and Don 2 (2011).
She said in an interview with Campaign India, “Yes, I have. I don’t associate with alcohol brands. It’s not because I’m a teetotaller but because I think content is really important. Whenever ads come to me, they need to be out of the box and I haven’t seen that with alcohol brands’ advertising. I won’t advertise cigarettes too. In the recent past, I was approached by a brand of sanitary napkins and I turned that down as well.”
“I genuinely believe that it’s time we address the ecological impact that it creates and today there are other options available like menstrual cups which are much better. I want to be able to promote these kinds of products in the future. I believe in walking the talk. If I’m not going to use the product, I won’t endorse it, “Lara continued.
Lara played the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi opposite Akshay Kumar and Huma Qureshi in the film Bell Bottom last year. In the series Hiccups and Hookups, she plays a single mother. She appeared in the web series Kaun Banegi Shikharwati last month.