Would like to try my hand at direction: Lara

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Lara Dutta, who is multitasking right now, says she would like to soon direct a film.

"I am a producer today and I know at some point of time I would like to try my hand at direction and I don't think it is too far down in the future. I think it will happen eventually," Lara told IANS.

The 34-year-old is married to ace tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi and juggling many roles right now - she is an actor, producer, designer, playing a perfect homemaker and hands on mother to her daughter Saira.

Lara will soon be seen in director Bejoy Nambiar' movie "David", which also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tabu, Vinay Virmani and Isha Sharvani. The movie is expected to release some time next year.

The actress' motto is to stay connected to the industry for the rest of her life.

"Even if I am acting or not, but through some production or my husband's production (Bheegi Basanti), I will constantly be associate with the Indian film industry," she said.

Asked if she is a planned person, Lara said: "I am not a planned person at all. Life happens to me. I think I am very blessed and I am very grateful."

Last seen in "Don: The King Is Back", the actress loves taking chances and says this attitude has so far yielded favourable results.

"I take a lot of chance. I throw myself off the deep end and sometimes I am terrified doing it. But then I think if I don't take those chances, then it's like nothing ventured and nothing lost. I think I have grown tremendously with all the risks I have taken," Lara said who has worked in movies like "Bhagam Bhag", "No Entry" and "Housefull"

Asked her about the perks of motherhood and she said: "I have unearthed a huge trove of patience, which I never had before. I have always been self-reliant but it has given me so much more confidence. I have travelled with Saira across the world and we have done amazing trips.

"I am a hands on mum and I have done it all on my own. And when you get through an entire day, you feel such an immense sense of accomplishment. Your baby is happy and healthy. It has changed me for better," she added.

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