Actresses end up playing wives and girlfriends: Lara Dutta

By Dibyojyoti Baksi

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Hindi film heroines still get little chance to take on the burden of a film and end up playing wife, girlfriend or love interest, says actor-producer Lara Dutta, explaining that the name of her production company Bhigi Basanti is a tongue-in-cheek take on how they are viewed in Bollywood.

"Basanti obviously came from 'Sholay' and it's also a typical Hindi film heroine name. I think Bhigi Basanti is a very quintessential, typical image of a Hindi film heroine that has been in cinema across time. For me, it was a little bit of a tong