Mumbai: Bollywood actress Lara Dutta who is trying her luck as a producer of 'Chalo Dilli' along with husband Mahesh Bhupathi says the tennis star is very 'filmi' and has an eye for cinema.

"Mahesh may look very sports oriented but he is very filmi. He has a very good sense of cinema. He watches movies from the point of view of an audience, thinking ‘mera paisa vasool ho raha hai ki nahi’ (whether I am getting my movie tickets's worth in entertainment or not)," Lara said.

'Chalo Dilli' is produced by Eros International in association with ‘Big Daddy’ Productions of Lara's tennis ace husband Mahesh and 'Bheegi Basanti' productions.

The former Miss Universe said, "’Big Daddy’ is much older than ‘Bheegi Basanti’ Entertainment, they have already done television production but of course this is their first feature film. For this film I was involved creatively and Mahesh was looking into the business angle. So we had a nice balance.”

Directed by Shashant Shah of 'Dasvidaniya' fame, the film starring Lara and Vinay Pathak is a journey of two people.

When asked whether actor friend Akshay Kumar is doing a cameo in the film, Lara said, "I don't know who is in a cameo role, there can be anyone, it can be Mahesh Bhupathi or it can be Akshay."

She also added it was her husband who conceived the item song 'Laila O Laila' which features Yana Gupta. Yana grooves to the remixed version of Zeenat Aman's popular number from 'Qurbani'.

(Agencies)